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Hydration and Nutrition

Hydration and Nutrition

Hydration

Swimming is a strenuous sport that can induce dehydration, cause fatigue, muscle cramping, and an overall poor level of physical performance. In its more advanced stages it can cause hyperthermia, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

It is therefore vital that swimmers have plenty of fluids before, during and after training and competitions.

Remember your drink bottle! 

 

                                                                     

 

    

 

Nutrition

Fuel in the pool

General nutrition for competitive swimmers

Carbs and calories

Food Pyramid

Eating colourful foods

Eating during Competitions