Tips & Training


One of the building blocks of quality training is good nutrition. The articles in this section offer a variety of tips to help swimmers fuel themselves for training and competition.

Top Nutrition Lists

Confessions from the Concession Stand

My nephews swim on a local swim team, and at a recent meet I saw a swimmer with “eat my bubbles” painted on her back. Eating bubbles might have been a better choice than what I saw for sale in the concession stand. Here are my top choices for a concession stand make-over.

Nutrition Feature

10 Foods Swimmers Should be Eating

When it comes to the growing swimmer, what to eat is important for growth and development, and also for athletic performance. Teens and athletes in general may be at greater risk of nutrient deficiencies if they skip breakfast, snack on nutrient-poor foods and use diets to control their weight. Given this, here are 10 foods that will keep your nutrient intake high and your risk for deficiency low.

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