In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. Adolescents are still growing and developing, and growth requires proper nutrition and extra calories.
Swimming demands a significant amount of energy and exertion from the body, and one of the ideal times to recover from strenuous workouts is during a good night’s sleep.
Vitamin B12 is important for a host of reasons: it helps with cellular function, it provides your body with energy, and protects nerve and brain cells from free radical damage.
After a swim meet, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is the composition and dynamics of certain vitamins and what they’re doing for your health.
Rich Burns, International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame swimmer and holder of 56 FINA Masters World Records, is a living inspiration to all masters swimmers.
Beyond holding records in almost every category, she recently broke the World Record in the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles on her way to the World Record in the 1500 at a meet at the San Francisco Olympic Club.
Dinner is an especially important meal for your training diet because it is the last large, balanced meal before next morning’s practice or competition.
Dietary choices as a swimmer can give you an edge or sabotage all of the hours you spent training. So it’s important to pay attention to what you eat and when you eat. This is especially true with carbohydrates…
We’ve heard how Vitamin D is important for us and typically associate it with getting lots of sunlight, but there’s more to this beneficial nutrient than meets the eye.
Swimmers are on the go! Your snacks should be portable and capable of staying fresh for hours inside your gym bag, backpack, or locker. Here are the best snacks for swimmers and athletes in general…
Swimmers know nutrition and training are important components of athletic programs. But what about the importance of sleep? This often overlooked element of your day can enhance or sabotage your athletic performance
Many factors determine how your training is going to go. Some foods can sabotage the many hours you spend training at the pool and the gym.
Michael Andrew, the youngest professional swimmer ever, is racing at The Fastest Man in Texas Shootout in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday, November 9th, for a chance to win $10,001. (Image courtesy of TA)