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.

Nutrition Feature

7 Signs the Young Swimmer Isn’t Eating Enough

Food is fuel. Just like a car needs fuel to operate, so does the body. Without enough food, changes happen in the body affecting a number of daily functions, including athletic performance. Combine these with the high calorie demand of swimming and ongoing growth and it’s easy to see that low food intake can be a real problem.

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Top tips for eating in the off-season

Recently, a swim coach asked me the following question: “My team trains 5-6 times per week, but we do take April and August off. Should anything change with their eating habits when swimmers are not in the water for many hours each day?” Here are some tips for the down time from swim practice and competition.

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