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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.

Read the link below regarding sports drinks!

Remember your drink bottle! 

 

                                                                     

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Nutrition

(These items link to Swim England pages)

Young Swimmer Nutrition

Eating during Competitions

Making the perfect recovery sandwich

The truth about sports drinks

Healthy Meals and Snacks for Athletes

Just how bad is sugar for our health?

The benefits of whole grains for swimming and weight loss

Guide to Grazing

The dangers of carbo-loading for swimming

Making the perfect protein shake for swimming recovery

The benefits of porridge for swimmers