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May 28, 2021 - Swimming in College informational Meeting
Pacific Northwest Swimming will be holding an informational meeting June 13 at 6pm. To register please follow the directions in the below link: Swimming in College
May 19, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
10 Hidden Benefits of Swimming by G. JOHN MULLEN Everyone wants to be an Olympic swimmer. But luckily, you don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to benefit from the sport. People of all ages, from al...
May 14, 2021 - MAY NEWSLETTER
MAY NEWSLETTER
May 12, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
Here’s How Your Body Tells You That You’re Not Drinking Enough Water Saanya AliûMay 6, 2021 The human body is made up of nearly 60 percent water. It relies on water for breathing, digestion, lubricati...
May 11, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
Don’t Violate These 16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws By Allison Peters Once, during a meet, I had a revelation. After almost being jumped on by one of my teammates during warmup, I thought to myself, “Wow, he...
May 5, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
Want to Swim at the Next Level? Stay Away From This Performance-Disrupting Mental Trap by Dr. Alan Goldberg If you really want to improve your chances of getting recruited to swim at the next level, w...
May 4, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
15 Truths About Swimming By: Chandler Brandes Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life less...
Apr 28, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
Swimmers Live for Getting Faster BY Olivier LeRoy Being able to go faster than we ever have is what fuels all those early mornings, the long, bordering-on-endless swim meets, the uncertainty and doub...
Apr 27, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
VIRTUAL: SPLASH Forward in the Water with Olympians Event Saturday, May 1 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Don't miss this FREE virtual one-hour event aimed at kids of all ages to raise awareness on the benefi...
Apr 21, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
How You Can Swim Faster Under Pressure By: Olivier Leroy One of the all-time infuriations (I know, not a word, but kinda rolled off the keyboard) for swimmers is not being able to manage pres...
Apr 20, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
Apr 16, 2021 - April Newsletter
APRIL NEWSLETTER
Apr 14, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
How to be a more Committed Swimmer by Olivier LeRoy Few swimmers have the patience do what it takes each day in practice to be the best swimmer they can be. Sure, they can show up and bang out a few ...
Apr 13, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
13 Thoughts Every Swimmer Has During Practice By Isabelle Robuck Staring at a black line for two hours can be pretty grueling sometimes. With long sets, the alone time gives our mind a chance to wande...
Apr 6, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
Fueling For Competition: Know What, When, and How Much By Dawn Weatherwax Athletes spend hours upon hours training. It is now time to put the sports nutrition piece all together when it matters most. ...
Mar 31, 2021 - Wednesday Wisdom
7 Ways to Salvage a Bad Practice By Daniel Zeng, Swimming World Intern Athletes, among other groups of people, are expected to be consistent in their performance, but as we all know, this is an unrea...
Mar 30, 2021 - Tuesdays Tip
The Two Biggest Performance-Disrupting Mental Mistakes Swimmers Make and How to Avoid Them by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Contributor As a competitive swimmer, you're continuously taught two keys principles:...
Mar 17, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
A Look at Swimmer Muscles by Stroke By Bri Groves, Swimming World College Intern, in collaboration with the creator of Swim Science, Dr. G. John Mullen It’s no surprise that swimmers keep their bodies...
Mar 15, 2021 - MARCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH NEWSLETTER
Mar 10, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
The Benefits of Younger Swimmers Racing Every Event By Robert Griswold In swimming, the topic of specialization of young athletes is often contentious and controversial. At the beginning of my career...
Mar 9, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
Playing Both Sides: How Swimmers Can be Friends and Competitors By: Sadie Jones Swimmers usually find their closest friends through the sport because of the amount of time they spend with their teamma...
Mar 3, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Awareness - Your Key to Developing Mental Toughness & Peak Performance by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Contributor Do you want to take your training and racing to the next level? Do you want to better hand...
Mar 2, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal? Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast-food places now offering a vegan meat option. Thanks to brands ...
Feb 24, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Mastering Negative Thinking and Self-Doubts During This Crazy Season by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Contributor As a swimmer, you’ve probably h...
Feb 23, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
7 Ways Swimmers Can Help Their Coaches by Peter Martin What makes a great team? No matter how complex your answer to this question is, one thing is certain. Coaches are the most important aspect of an...
Feb 19, 2021 - Spring Swim School Information
Spring Swim School Information
Feb 17, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Try this goal setting strategy if you are struggling with hard goals BY: Olivier LeRoy As a swimmer, you have goals. These goals tend to be very specific— I want to go to the Olympics. I want to win ...
Feb 16, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
HOW TO TURN A BAD MEET INTO A GOOD MEET: THREE SIMPLE THIINGS TO BUST A SLUMP BY: Trevor Rill February 16th, 2021 Have you ever had a bad meet? Real talk, bad meets happen. Sometimes we don’t even kn...
Feb 15, 2021 - FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
Feb 10, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
How Athletes Can Improve The Level Of Their Performance Athletes are competitive individuals who always seek growth in their respective sport. However, it’s very common for them to reach a plateau, wh...
Feb 9, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
Try This Pre-Race Ritual to Stay Calm and Confident for Big Swims by Dr. Alan Goldberg THE PROBLEM: One key mental understanding you need to grasp if you'd consistently like to swim your best when ...
Feb 3, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
I WORRY THAT I’M GOING TO SWIM BAD AND NOT ACHIEVE MY GOALS BY OLIVIER POIRIER-LEROY Worrying about our worries is something we all do. We worry about disappointing our parents, our coaches, teammate...
Feb 2, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
5 Mental Toughness Lessons from Olympic Champ Kieren Perkins by Olivier Poirier-Leroy Some swimmers have to work at mental toughness. They need to learn through experience and with some guida...
Jan 27, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
6 Ways To Be A Successful Swimmer (and Person) In 2021 BY Jesse Marsh This past year has been a challenging one for all of us, and the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreak havoc across the globe ...
Jan 26, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
As January is coming to a close there are many new and exciting things coming down the line. Coach Ian, Coach Autumn and I have been busy working out details on some upcoming Intrasquad meets and Sta...
Jan 25, 2021 - MASTERS SWIMMING
MASTERS SWIMMING We are working on resuming our Masters Swim program. We will be runnining workouts M/W/F mornings from 6am to 8am. If you are interested in swimming or would like more information p...
Jan 20, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
“Where there’s a way, there’s a will.” Olivier Leroy I get a lot of emails from swimmers asking how they can be more motivated to train hard and do all the things that are required to achieve excell...
Jan 19, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
This weeks tip isn't a tip but some little known swimming history: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And The Right To Swim by Bruce Wigo 15 January 2018 On the national holiday remembering Dr. ...
Jan 16, 2021 - JANUARY NEWSLETTER
JANUARY NEWSLETTER We do have practice on Monday January 18th.
Jan 13, 2021 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Training through Covid-19: The Value of the Journey On March 12, 2020, I was almost done with an IM threshold set, when the coaches called my teammates and I over to the stands to have a meeting. We...
Jan 10, 2021 - Winter Swim School Information
WINTER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Jan 5, 2021 - TUESDAYS TIP
HOW TO EAT FOR IMMUNE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 January 1, 2021 Nervous about your young athlete’s immune system as cold and flu season continues and COVID-19 is still a part of everyday life? You’re ...
Dec 16, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Mental Training Tips: The Five Performance Priorities By Will Jonathan//Contributor “What separated me from everyone else throughout my career was my mental game. It was everything between my ears.”...
Dec 15, 2020 - DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
Dec 15, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
DAIRY ALTERNATIVES: ARE YOUR ATHLETES GETTING NUTRIENTS? If your athletes are sipping on chocolate soy milk or splashing almond milk into their cereal before meets, you might be surprised to learn tha...
Dec 9, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Take This "Amazing Opportunity" To Work on Strengthening Your Weaknesses, Both Physically and Mentally by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Contributor This is a really tough and unprecedented time to be a serious, ...
Dec 2, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
How to Mentally “Stay in the Game” During a Time of Uncertainty When news broke of the postponement of the Olympics in late March, it felt like time had stopped. It represented the culmination of a se...
Dec 1, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Nov 16, 2020 - November Newsletter
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Nov 12, 2020 - Winter Swim School Information
WINTER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Nov 11, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
5 STRATEGIES TO HELP YOUR ATHLETE MANAGE PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL ANXIETY Every athlete will likely feel some kind of nerves during practices or in competition. Some athletes thrive under pressure and...
Nov 10, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Five Easy Ways for Young Athletes to Practice Gratitude by TrueSport Practicing gratitude has been a trending topic amongst mental health and wellness experts in recent years, and for good reason: Thi...
Nov 4, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Managing Your Stress Level During Times of Adversity by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Contributor If you really want to get the most out of your training during these crazy COVID-19 times so that you’re read...
Nov 3, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
SWIMMING CAN BE A BRUTAL SPORT: REMEMBER THESE TIPS by ISABELLE ROBUCK The act of being vulnerable is different for everyone. As aquatic athletes, we put a lot of ourselves out for the world to see, a...
Oct 31, 2020 - Are you a Swimming Zombie?
In real life, it is rare to find zombies in swimming pools. They are more commonly found in natural bodies of water such as lakes and ponds. Zombies gravitate to water to cool down and can be frequent...
Oct 28, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Don’t Violate These 16 Unspoken Swimmer Laws By Allison Peters Once, during a meet, I had a revelation. After almost being jumped on by one of my teammates during warmup, I thought to myself, “Wow, he...
Oct 27, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
TOP 5 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR ATHLETE’S MOOD If your young athletes seem moody, there are hundreds of potential causes, from stress at school to pre-game nerves to a fight with a friend. One way to help b...
Oct 21, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Am I More Than a Swimmer? This is for the swimmer who sees themselves as only that. By Kiah Francis, Swimming World Intern Do you place your value as a person upon the digits displayed on the scoreboa...
Oct 20, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
DO KIDS NEED RECOVERY DRINKS AFTER EXERCISE? High-protein recovery drinks are marketed as an essential requirement for any athlete who actually wants to make progress. How could you possibly build mus...
Oct 14, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
5 ways to expertly balance school and swimming By Caitlin Daday One often over-looked difficulty of any sport at the college level is the need for student-athletes to be just that–STUDENT-athletes. Fr...
Oct 13, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
POST-WORKOUT FUELING After a hard practice, your student athlete is probably feeling exhausted and hungry—and it may be best if they don’t wait until the next meal before refueling! TrueSport Expert K...
Oct 10, 2020 - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
Oct 7, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
13 Thoughts Every Swimmer Has During Practice By Isabelle Robuck Staring at a black line for two hours can be pretty grueling sometimes. With long sets, the alone time gives our mind a chance to wande...
Oct 6, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
NUTRITIONAL SERVING SIZES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Young athletes don’t always understand nutrition basics, and the American food landscape has been set up for easy overeating – especially when it comes...
Sep 30, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Mental training is technique work for your brain From basically day one of your swimming career, your coach has (hopefully!) stressed the importance of awesome technique. High elbow! Finish with your ...
Sep 29, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
7 BEST GO-TO FOODS TO BRING ON THE ROAD When you’re constantly on the road with your young athlete, going between school, practice, games, and other activities, you’ve likely dealt with a hungry, irri...
Sep 23, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Choose Excellence in Everything “My attitude was any time I had an opportunity to practice a start or do a dive into the water, I did it as well as I could… In training doing turns, you do a...
Sep 22, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Todays tip isn't a tip but a quick survey in regards to swim meets. If you would please complete it it will truly help us determine the next steps in our planning for competition. It is a very short...
Sep 16, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is a little different than the others. This week I would like to introduce you to a new feature on our website: TOUCHPAD LIVE This is a meet manager program that we are u...
Sep 15, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Stress Better: How Parents Can Help Athletes Grow from Stress by TrueSport Stress automatically calls to mind negative moments in life: A difficult upcoming test, a fight with a friend or parent, glob...
Sep 9, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
How to Show Up and Compete Every Day in Practice by Olivier Poirier-Leroy How competitive are you? Heck, competitive is in the name of our sport. It’s right there: “ competitive swimming.” And ye...
Sep 4, 2020 - SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
Sep 2, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, IT’S TIME TO RACE AGAIN! At long last we will be able to compete once again. How and where you are probably wondering. Well I don’t have a meet schedule to share as we are not ...
Sep 2, 2020 - FALL SWIM SCHOOL
FALL SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Aug 26, 2020 - AUGUST NEWSLETTER
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Aug 25, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
THE ATHLETES PLATE
Aug 19, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
The Pike Syndrome September 20, 2010 by Josh Linkner The pike is a fierce carnivorous fish that eats other smaller fish. They are cunning, mean, and always find a way to get their prey (sounds like so...
Aug 18, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
This week we continue with findining ways to keep our swimmers healthy. Last week was all about Recovery Nutrition. This week is all about the immune system. Please take some time to read the infom...
Aug 12, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Why Change is so hard in the pool (and how to make it easier) by Olivier Poirier-Leroy The world record. The gold medal. The underdog who overcame the odds. We are suckers for dramatic stories about ...
Aug 11, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Now that we have started our 2020-2021 season our workout load will be increasing. It will be very important for our swimmers to get the right nutrition to help in recovering from or workouts. Here ...
Aug 5, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
TOP NUTRITION TIPS TO HELP HEAL A SPORTS INJURY When your athlete is recovering from a sports injury that’s keeping them from taking part in practice and play, proper nutrition becomes more critical...
Jul 22, 2020 - JULY NEWSLETTER
JULY NEWSLETTER
Jul 22, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
4 IMPORTANT REASONS FOR YOUNGER ATHLETES TO SWIM EVERY EVENT By Robert Griswold, Swimming World College Intern In swimming, the topic of specialization of young athletes is often contentious and contr...
Jul 21, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
RECOVERY NUTRITION
Jul 15, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
6 Things to Know About Electrolytes for Youth Athletes by TrueSport Deciding when to use a sports drink, electrolyte-infused water, or plain water is important to your athlete’s performance, but it ca...
Jul 14, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
What is USA Swimming Safe Sport? USA Swimming is committed to fostering a fun, healthy, and safe environment for all its members, and in 2010, it formally implemented a comprehensive Safe Sport prog...
Jul 8, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Jul 7, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
The Best Nutrition Advice Often Begins with 'It Depends' by Chris Rosenbloom PhD, RDN When you ask a dietitian a simple question you want a simple answer, but you are more likely to hear, “it depends....
Jul 1, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Now that we are a week into being back in the pool it is important to remember a few things. First, we need to make sure all of our swimmers stay healthy. Without healthy habits it is very easy for o...
Jun 24, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Making Your Return Back to the Water as Smooth as Possible by Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com As states begin to loosen restrictions and open up, you will soon be back in the water. While this i...
Jun 23, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Plan it and Pack it: Pre- and Post-Workout Foods and Beverages By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RD | Monday, June 15, 2020 As pools reopen and training begins in earnest, one thing that will likely change i...
Jun 19, 2020 - JUNE NEWSLETTER
JUNE NEWSLETTER
Jun 17, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
5 Ways Swimmers can Supercharge their Mindset(That You Can Do Today) By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Mental training: it sounds cool, but usually ends up looking confusing. And time consuming. Which is usual...
Jun 16, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
POST-WORKOUT FUELING After a hard practice, your student athlete is probably feeling exhausted and hungry—and it may be best if they don’t wait until the next meal before refueling! TrueSport Expert ...
Jun 9, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
5 NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES YOUNG ATHLETES SHOULD AVOID From after school sport practices, to full-day and weekend tournaments, young athletes need a lot of energy to power them through their days. Acc...
Jun 3, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Jun 2, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
SUMMER NUTRITION TIPS FOR YOUTH AND TEEN ATHLETES Conventional wisdom would say summer is the time when kids eat the healthiest and have the lowest risk of gaining weight. After all, it’s sunny and ...
May 26, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Nutrients to Help Your Body Recover After Intense Training By Chris Rosenbloom//Contributor | Monday, May 18, 2020 As restrictions ease and swimmers get back to intense training, what nutrients help ...
May 20, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Five Benefits of Using a Foam Roller By Keenan Robinson//USA Swimming National Team High Performance Director | Thursday, May 11, 2020 In honor of National Foam Rolling Day, here are five benefits of...
May 19, 2020 - MAY NEWSLETTER
MAY NEWSLETTER
May 19, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Hi, I’m Kelly Jones, a sports dietitian and mom who spent many days growing up at the pool as a member of USA Swimming. While COVID-19 has brought stress and some challenges, food is one thing that ca...
May 13, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Take Action to Maintain Sanity and Conditioning During Covid-19 By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Monday, May 11, 2020 As you're all too painfully aware, we're continuing to go through an in...
May 12, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Make Every Month Nutrition Month By By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSN | Tuesday, March 7, 2020 March is National Nutrition Month… But for Swimmers every month should be Nutrition Month. Here are 17...
May 6, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
When Swimming brought us together by Sean Stockton The first weekend in March of 2020 saw the last weekend of swim meets across the country. At the time, none of us knew that the first weekend in Marc...
May 5, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Can Plant-Based Dieting Emerge as a Helpful Way of Eating for Swimmers by Brandon Kim 28 April 2020 Plant-Based Dieting Dieting is among several concepts that dominate the media nowadays. Of course...
Apr 29, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Apr 28, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Canned Beans and Peas Offer Great, Nutrient-Rich Choices for Athletes By Chris Rosenbloom//Contributor | Monday, April 20, 2020 Social distancing due to COVID-19 is limiting trips to grocery stores, ...
Apr 22, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
There Has Never Been a Better Time to Work on Your Mindset By Olivier Poirier-Leroy//Contirbutor | Friday, April 17, 2020 With pools closed and swim meets canceled, there is a remarkable lack of chlo...
Apr 21, 2020 - TUESDAYS TIP
Making healthy food choices during quarantine Victoria Fann Thursday, April 09, 2020 Many of us have become adept at social distancing, washing our hands regularly, sanitizing our groceries and pac...
Apr 18, 2020 - APRIL NEWSLETTER
APRIL NEWSLETTER
Apr 15, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Attitude is Everything: Managing the Stress and Uncertainty of Covid-19 By Dr. Alan Goldberg//competitivedge.com | Monday, April 13, 2020 We are all living in unbelievably stressful and uncertain t...
Apr 8, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Apr 1, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Mental Training Toolbox: Taking Advantage of Adversity and Disappointment By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Thursday, March 26, 2020 Swimming – like life – is always loaded with the “uncontr...
Mar 25, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Ask the Expert: Age-Based Guide to Goal Setting with Roberta Kraus, Ph.D. by Truesport While it makes intuitive sense that effective goals for fourth graders differ from those made by juniors i...
Mar 18, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Healthy Foods That Support Your Immune System By Chris Rosenbloom//RD, PhD | Monday, March 16, 2020 We know that exercise is good for a healthy immune system, but what about nutrition? Let’s dispel a...
Mar 16, 2020 - MARCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH NEWSLETTER
Mar 11, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Deli Meats Such as Beef Are Rich in Protein and Nutrients By Chris Rosenbloom//RD, Sports Nutritionist | Monday, March 9, 2020 March is National Nutrition Month, but I bet you didn’t know it is also ...
Mar 5, 2020 - TEAM STORE NOW OPEN
The team store is now open! The store will remain open until April 1st. Please check with your swimmers to see if they need any training equipment replaced. I know there are several swimmers that n...
Mar 4, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
10 Foods for Faster Swimming By Bri Groves, Swimming World Intern. Swimming fast requires intense physical and mental exertion, which is all the more reason for competitive swimmers to focus on what g...
Feb 26, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Carbohydrate Loading for Young Swimmers 4/11/2019 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN It’s not uncommon to see teams of young swimmers filing into the local Italian restaurant to load up on pasta the night before...
Feb 19, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Savvy Snacking for Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, December 30, 2019 Last month we wrote about the heavy energy (calorie) demands of young swimmers, and several parents have written a...
Feb 18, 2020 - FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
Feb 12, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Feb 7, 2020 - SPRING SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
SPRING SWM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Feb 5, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Three Modes of Thinking to Help You Swim Your Best By Will Jonathan//Contributor | Monday, February 3, 2020 As a mental performance coach, this time of the year is always my favorite time of the ye...
Jan 29, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Overcoming an Afternoon Energy Slump By Mike Gustafson//Contributor | Wednesday, January 24, 2018 For years, as a competitive swimmer, my timing just seemed bad: Every day around the same time, I hit...
Jan 22, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Mental Toughness Toolbox: Work on Your Weaknesses to Become a Champion By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Monday, January 6, 2020 Perhaps you've heard of the old saying, “A chain is only as s...
Jan 16, 2020 - JANUARY NEWSLETTER
JANUARY NEWSLETTER
Jan 15, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Nutrition Tips for Sluggish Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 A swim mom asked for help for her 12-year old swimmer. She said her son complains of being sluggish, tir...
Jan 8, 2020 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
3 Things Swimmers can do to Daily to Build Self-Confidence by Olivier Poirier-Leroy While some swimmers seem to be born with a natural bravado and high levels of confidence, for the rest of us, having...
Dec 16, 2019 - DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
Dec 11, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Nutrition: To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, October 21, 2019 Meat. For many athletes the word “meat” has both positive and negative associations for health and p...
Dec 4, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING SO YOU CAN SWIM YOUR BEST Olivier Leroy , Training Where do your thoughts go when you are in the water? When you are churning around the black line during warm-up, the kick ...
Nov 27, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Nov 20, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Learning to Forgive Yourself: A Prerequisite for Success By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competivedge.com | Monday, August 5, 2019 One of the more common characteristics of competitive athletes across all sp...
Nov 19, 2019 - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
Nov 18, 2019 - WINTER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
WINTER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Nov 6, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
That Swimmer Doesn't Practice Hard, but Beats Me in Races. What Do I Do? By Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Monday, October 14, 2019 “So, it really frustrates me that 'X' doesn't work hard in...
Oct 30, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Why Swimmers Should Be All About the Process in Working Toward Goals By Olivier Poirier-Leroy//Contributor | Monday, October 28, 2019 If you are fed up with inconsistent performances and want to take...
Oct 23, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Nutrition: To Eat Meat or Not to Eat Meat By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, October 21, 2019 Meat. For many athletes the word “meat” has both positive and negative associations for health and...
Oct 16, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDON
The Best Nutrition Advice Often Begins with 'It Depends' By Chris Rosenbloom PhD, RDN | Monday, July 15, 2019 When you ask a dietitian a simple question you want a simple answer, but you are more lik...
Oct 16, 2019 - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
Oct 9, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
The Hungry Swimmer: Best Pre-Morning Practice Fuel Summer is over, school is back in session and it is the beginning of a new swim season! This time of year is a great opportunity to set new goals and...
Oct 2, 2019 - WEDNESDAYS WISDOM
Failure is Necessary to Learn, Improve and Grow as an Athlete By Will Jonathan//Contributor | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 It’s all been for this moment. All the work you’ve put in this season, all ...
Sep 25, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Top Tips for Choosing Plant-based Proteins By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, September 9, 2019 It seems as though everyone has a heavy appetite for plant-based everything, and swimmers are no e...
Sep 24, 2019 - SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
Sep 18, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Top Nutrition Tips: Fishing for Protein By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD Monday, August 19, 2019 Protein is king (it literally means “of prime importance”) and swimmers are always looking for the “perfect...
Sep 11, 2019 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Top Nutrition Tips: Dietitian Approved Processed Foods By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, April 15, 2019 Processed foods have a bad reputation, but how many of us grow our own whe...
Aug 16, 2019 - FALL SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
FALL SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
Aug 14, 2019 - JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER
JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER
Jun 19, 2019 - JUNE NEWSLETTER
JUNE NEWSLETTER
Jun 11, 2019 - HOW TO HYDRATE YOUR ATHLETE IF THEY DON'T LIKE WATER
How to Hydrate Your Athlete if They Don't Like Water By TrueSport | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 If you have a picky athlete who doesn’t love the taste of water, or just one who’s constantly on the go and b...
Jun 4, 2019 - SWIMMING IS A TEAM SPORT. ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE
Swimming is a team sport. Those who have told you otherwise are wrong. The biggest mistake you can make thinking of a swimmer is that he is alone. Individual goals, individual medals, individual proc...
May 28, 2019 - CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH NUTRITION THIS SUMMER
Challenge Yourself with Nutrition This Summer By Chris Rosenbloom//Contributor | Monday, May 20, 2019 The Internet is awash with challenges. From J.Lo and A-Rod’s 10-day “zero carbs” challenge (not d...
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May 21, 2019 - MENTAL TOUGHNESS: THE MIKE BURTON STORY
May 14, 2019 - IT'S TIME FOR "SWIM" SNACKING
It's Time for "Swim" Snacking Sprint towards Snacks that make you ‘Swim' -- protein based foods paired with complex carbs snacks. Examples of Champion Swim Snacks Bottled Water -- The human body ...
May 13, 2019 - SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
May 7, 2019 - NUTRITION PLANNING FOR A MULTI-DAY MEET ON THE ROAD
Nutrition Planning for a Multi-Day Swim Meet on the Road By Alicia Kendig Glass//USOC Senior Sports Dietitian | Monday, March 25, 2019 The excitement for this week’s championship meet is building! Tw...
Apr 30, 2019 - BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE BY INVESTING IN YOUR WEAKNESS
Boost Your Confidence by Investing in Your Weaknesses By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Monday, April 22, 2019 Swimmers are a unique bunch. We perpetually smell like chlorine, eat like dump trucks, and get a ...
Apr 30, 2019 - APRIL NEWSLETTER
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Apr 23, 2019 - TOP NUTRITION TIPS
Top Nutrition Tips: Dietitian Approved Processed Foods By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Monday, April 15, 2019 Processed foods have a bad reputation, but how many of us grow our own wheat, mill th...
Apr 9, 2019 - TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING SNACKS
Top Tips for Choosing Snacks By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN//Contributor Did you know that 50% of all eating occasions are snacks? And, 63% of all food choices are decided within an hour of eating them...
Apr 2, 2019 - 5 NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES YOUNG ATHLETES SHOULD AVOID
5 NUTRITIONAL STRATEGIES YOUNG ATHLETES SHOULD AVOID From after school sport practices, to full-day and weekend tournaments, young athletes need a lot of energy to power them through their days. Acc...
Mar 28, 2019 - MARCH NEWSLETTER
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Mar 26, 2019 - WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT YOUR ONE BIG MENTAL HANG-UP?
What Are You Doing about Your One Big Mental Hang-up? By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Bad habits. We all got them. And usually when we think about them, it’s in terms of our technique or lifestyle. We brea...
Mar 19, 2019 - THE SNOWY SLOPE OF BAD HABITS
The Snowy Slope of Bad Habits With just around 20 days until winter, it’s hard not to have snow, break and holiday cheer on the brain. But with most teams approaching mid-season taper meets, it’s impo...
Mar 12, 2019 - TIPS FOR FUELING VEGETARIAN ATHLETES
TrueSport: Tips for Fueling Vegetarian Teen Athletes By TrueSport | Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Being a vegetarian might seem at odds with also being a competitive athlete, but it’s becoming far more com...
Mar 6, 2019 - SPRING SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Mar 5, 2019 - 5 SIGNS A SWIMMER HAS TAKEN OWNERSHIP OF THEIR SPORT
5 Signs a Swimmer Has Taken Ownership of Their Sport By Brad Jones, Swimming World Contributor. One common trait that you will consistently see in successful senior level swimmers is that they have co...
Feb 27, 2019 - HOW TO MAKE BETTER GOALS IN THE WATER
How to Make Better Goals in the Water By Olivier Poirier-Leroy//Contributor | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Having goals in the water is important. They keep you focused during those long workouts. Th...
Feb 21, 2019 - FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
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Feb 19, 2019 - OVERCOMING LIMITING BELIEFS IN YOUR SWIMMING
Feb 14, 2019 - VEGETABLES FOR PERFORMANCE?
Vegetables for Performance? By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Wednesday, January 9, 2019 What if eating your vegetables could help your performance? Were mom and dad right all along? Last fall at the ...
Feb 14, 2019 - TECHNIQUES FOR STAYING IN "GOOD NERVOUS" PRE-RACE
Techniques for Staying in “Good Nervous” Pre-Race By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Monday, January 14, 2019 You've heard me say before that races are won & lost before the start. The main r...
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Dec 12, 2018 - Staying in ?Good Nervous? Before Your Races
Staying in “Good Nervous” Before Your Races By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 One of the main reasons races are won and lost before the start is because of how p...
Nov 21, 2018 - WINTER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Nov 20, 2018 - TOP NUTRITION TIPS FROM THE PROS
Top Nutrition Tips from the Pros Monday, November 19, 2018 High school-aged swimmers may not always have the chance to seek nutrition information from sports dietitians, so I asked two pros to share t...
Nov 16, 2018 - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Oct 19, 2018 - TOP TIPS FOR INCREASING STRENGTH THROUGH NUTRITION
Top Tips for Increasing Strength – Through Nutrition By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Tuesday, October 16, 2018 What does strength mean to you? Most athletes think of muscle. That is a logical connecti...
Oct 19, 2018 - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
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Oct 2, 2018 - TIPS FOR BEVERAGE CHOICES FOR SWIMMERS
Tips for Beverage Choices for Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Friday, June 29, 2018 Staying hydrated in the summer sun is important for everyone, not just swimmers. Three questions that I’ve...
Oct 2, 2018 - PROTEIN: HOW MUCH IS TO MUCH
Protein: How Much is Too Much? By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 A parent of 16-year-old swimmer asked how much protein is too much? He is concerned about the amount of prote...
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Aug 23, 2018 - FALL SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
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May 30, 2018 - TIPS FOR CHOOSING DOUBLE-DUTY SNACKS
Tips for Choosing Double-Duty Snacks By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Snacking is a way of life for many swimmers, and for good reason. Snacking provides a steady stream of energ...
May 24, 2018 - HIGH POTASSIUM FOODS THAT KEEP YOUR MUSCLES HEALTHY AND STRONG
High Potassium Foods That Keep Your Muscles Healthy and Strong You don’t need to be a fitness pro to know that electrolytes are essential to athletic performance. Gatorade commercials taught us that. ...
May 23, 2018 - HOW TO EAT WELL WHILE YOU'RE ON THE ROAD
Apr 20, 2018 - APRIL NEWSLETTER
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Apr 12, 2018 - GOLD'S AQUATICS SUMMER SWIM TEAM
Gold’s Aquatics Club 2018 Summer Swim Team A summer competitive swim team for swimmers ages 5 to 18, interested in getting a taste of competitive swimming in a fun, safe and positive environment. ...
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Mar 14, 2018 - SPRING SWIM SCHOOL FLIER
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Mar 2, 2018 - FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP
Five Things You Should Do Before Going to Sleep A slight change to your nighttime routine can help you sleep better and swim faster Terry Heggy | February 19, 2018 Success comes from cultivating pr...
Feb 26, 2018 - DISPELLING PROTEIN MYTHS
Dispelling Protein Myths By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Swimmers often ask about protein, and while protein is a hot topic in sports nutrition for good reason, some li...
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Feb 8, 2018 - NUTRITION AND THE STUDENT ATHLETE
NUTRITION and the STUDENT ATHLETE A Q&A WITH SPORTS NUTRITIONIST MARIE SPANO 01/07/2018 THE STUDENT ATHLETE While we know proper physical care, coaching, and training are very important for th...
Feb 3, 2018 - OVER SNACKED: FIXING THE SNACKING EPIDEMIC IN YOUTH SPORTS
Feb 3, 2018 - FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
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Feb 1, 2018 - TEAM STORE IS NOW OPEN!
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Dec 21, 2017 - DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Dec 19, 2017 - TOP TIPS FOR NUTRITION GIFTS FOR SWIMMERS
Top Tips for Nutrition Gifts for Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Still looking for a special holiday gift for your swimmer? When it comes to food and nutrition, al...
Nov 28, 2017 - TIPS FOR CHOOSING PLANT-BASED PROTEIN FOODS
Tips for Choosing Plant-Based Protein Foods By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Many athletes are choosing a plant-based diet and still want to get quality protein to build...
Nov 17, 2017 - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Nov 15, 2017 - 5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
color:="" font-size:="" font-weight:="" line-height:="" margin:="" roboto="" style="font-family: " width:= "">5 simple tips for healthy eating this holiday season hare this article The holiday...
Nov 2, 2017 - SWIMMERS MAKING HEADLINES
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Nov 2, 2017 - GOLD'S MULTI-SPORT
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW? THOUGHT ABOUT TRIATHLON'S BEFORE? WELL WE HAVE A BRAND NEW PROGRAM JUST FOR YOU. EVERY SUNDAY MORNING WE WILL BE RUNNING A MULTI-SPORT WORKOUT. WE WILL TAKE A SW...
Nov 2, 2017 - 99 AMAZING PRE-WORKOUT SNACKS TO CRUSH YOUR NEXT WORK OUT
As a workout enthusiast, your main goal is to get your body in the absolute best shape possible. While hitting the gym and going for a run will obviously test your body’s strength and fitness level, t...
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Sep 15, 2017 - 8 SNACKS YOUNG SWIMMERS SHOULD DOWNPLAY IN THEIR DIET AND WHY
8 Snacks Young Swimmers Should Downplay in Their Diet and Why By Jill Castle, MS, RDN | Wednesday, September 13, 2017 When I talk about fueling the body for sport, I often compare the types of fuel...
Sep 1, 2017 - TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING BEVERAGES
Top Tips for Choosing Beverages By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD | Thursday, August 31, 2017 So many beverage choices for young (and old) swimmers on the market. How do you choose? Let’s rethink t...
Aug 28, 2017 - FALL SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Aug 14, 2017 - AUGUST NEWSLETTER
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Aug 2, 2017 - 8 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IRON
Aug 2, 2017 - CLEARING THE CONFUSION ON FAT
Clearing the Confusion on Fat By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RDN, CSSD | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 When it comes to dietary fats, confusion reigns. Recently, the American Heart Association issued a Presi...
Jul 17, 2017 - JULY NEWSLETTER
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Jun 29, 2017 - Think Outside the Bar/Blender with These Post-Workout Snacks
What you eat—and when you eat it—post-workout is vital to your body’s ability to build and adapt from the training session. Insufficient protein, carbohydrate, fluids or electrolyte intake translates...
Jun 20, 2017 - JUNE NEWSLETTER
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Jun 12, 2017 - SUMMER SWIM SCHOOL INFORMATION
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Jun 8, 2017 - Macro�what? A Swimmer�s Cheat Sheet to Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates
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May 22, 2017 - FIVE BENEFITS OF USING A FOAM ROLLER
Five Benefits of Using a Foam Roller By Keenan Robinson//USA Swimming National Team High Performance Director | Thursday, May 11, 2017 In honor of National Foam Rolling Day, here are five benefit...
May 3, 2017 - Easiest Nutrition Secret Ever? Snack More
Snacking is conventionally viewed as an unhealthy habit, something to be at least minimized if not avoided altogether. ​Ryan Reist , the sports nutrition director at the University of Missouri, says ...
Apr 27, 2017 - APRIL NEWSLETTER
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Apr 18, 2017 - REDEFINING JUNK FOOD
REDEFINING JUNK FOOD BY CHRIS ROSENBLOOM A teen swimmer wrote to say that he “loves junk food, but really wants to eat healthy.” He went on to explain when he tries to eat healthy “unprocessed” foods...
Apr 12, 2017 - TIPS FOR CONSISTENT NUTRITION
Tips for Consistent Nutrition By Chris Rosenbloom, PHD, RDN, CSSD | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 In the Winter 2017 issue of Splash, I was intrigued by Olivier Poirier-Leroy’s article titled, “Staying C...
Mar 3, 2017 - MARCH NEWSLETTER
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Feb 21, 2017 - 3 BIG EATING MISTAKES SWIMMERS MAKE ON RACE DAY
You’ve dedicated hours of your practice to perfecting your technique, and hours more repeating drills with your coach. You’ve trained hard all season, and you have probably thrown in a few extra pract...
Feb 6, 2017 - THE POWER OF PROTEIN IN YOUR DIET
The Power Of Protein In Your Diet By Anita Nall Richesson , Olympian & Nutritionist Did you know that we can survive and thrive without carbohydrate, but not protein or fat? While I don’t recommend...
Jan 30, 2017 - PN ATHLETE NEWSLETTER
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Jan 20, 2017 - JANUARY NEWSLETTER
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Jan 19, 2017 - WHAT SHOULD YOUR CHILD EAT AT SWIM MEETS?
What Should Your Child Eat At Swim Meets? January 17th, 2017 I discussed this question with several swim moms from a variety of backgrounds, including two nurses, former swimmers, athletes, a die...
Jan 17, 2017 - 21 SURPRISING SOURCES OF PROTEIN FOR THE SWIMMER
21 Surprising Sources of Protein for the Swimmer 1/10/2017 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Once, I counseled a swimmer who was a picky eater. She didn’t like any meat or eggs, and was allergic to milk. It...
Dec 26, 2016 - MY FAVORITE FOOD FINDS FOR YOUNG SWIMMERS
My Favorite Food Finds for Young Swimmers 12/21/2016 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN I like real food. I like my young athletes to eat real food. So, when it comes to youth sports nutrition, I am always l...
Dec 23, 2016 - CHAMPIONSHIP NEWSLETTER
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Nov 23, 2016 - TOP FIVE HEALTHY HOLIDAY FOODS
Top Five Healthy Holiday Foods 11/21/2011 By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day there will be a lot of media stories on weight gain during the holidays. Dire w...
Nov 23, 2016 - TALKING TURKEY FOR ATHLETES
Talking Turkey for Athletes 11/16/2016 Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without turkey. Although, if you are like me, you enjoy turkey all through the year. ...
Nov 18, 2016 - Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right?
Nutrition for Teenage Swimmers: How Much Protein is Right? Courtesy of P2 Life , a SwimSwam partner. In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers hav...
Nov 16, 2016 - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Nov 3, 2016 - HOW SWIMMERS CAN CONQUER SELF-DOUBT
How Swimmers Can Conquer Self-Doubt 10/31/2016 By Olivier Poirier-Leroy When we view the stars of our sport, we view them with a certain amount of awe and reverence. We see them standing behind th...
Oct 28, 2016 - BEST IRON RICH FOODS FOR GROWING SWIMMERS
Best Iron-Rich Foods for Growing Swimmers 10/20/2016 by Jill Castle, MS, RDN Iron is an important nutrient for all growing children. Young athletes may be at risk for iron deficiency due to an inc...
Oct 20, 2016 - TOP NUTRITION TIPS TO A HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Top Nutrition Tips to a Happy Halloween By Chris Rosenbloom//RhD, RDN, CSSN With Halloween just around the corner, the sugar debate is bound to heat up. We all know we should eat less sugar, but h...
Oct 18, 2016 - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
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Oct 13, 2016 - TWO WORDS STOPPING YOU FROM SWIMMING FASTER
Two Words Stopping You From Swimming Faster 10/3/2016 By Olivier Poirier-Leroy How many times have you been standing on a cold pool deck, looking at the nine-paragraph- long main set that co...
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Sep 13, 2016 - PLANT PROTEINS EQUAL SWIMMING POWER
You’ve likely heard that plant proteins are not sufficient for athletes, not true! It is possible to consume all of the protein you need from non-animal sources.* Protein is essential for muscle growt...
Sep 6, 2016 - 6 TOXIC THOUGHTS EVERY SWIMMER SHOULD DROP
Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed YourSwimBook , a powerful log book and goal setting guide ...
Aug 16, 2016 - AUGUST NEWSLETTER
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Jul 13, 2016 - This Rare Compound Found in Watermelon Improves Endurance, Reduces Fatigue and M
Jun 28, 2016 - Hydrate the Healthy Way: Hydration for Swimmers
Courtesy of P2 Life , a SwimSwam partner. It’s no mystery that water is beneficial to our health. The majority of our bodies are made up of water since this critical component regulates body tempe...
Jun 27, 2016 - Snacks for Swimmers: Timing is Important Outside of the Pool, Too
Snacks for Swimmers: Timing is Important Outside of the Pool, Too Courtesy of P2 Life , a SwimSwam partner. Snacks get a bad rap since they’re often synonymous with candy and chips. But don’t let t...
Jun 22, 2016 - NUTRITION FOR TEENAGE SWIMMERS: HOW MUCH PROTEIN IS RIGHT?
Courtesy of P2 Life , a SwimSwam partner. In addition to the significant amounts of food they require for training, adolescent swimmers have higher energy and nutrient needs than mature swimmers. ...
Jun 21, 2016 - JUNE NEWSLETTER
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May 26, 2016 - 3 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRE-RACE MEALS FOR SWIMMERS
3 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRE-RACE MEALS FOR SWIMMERS Courtesy of P2 Life , a SwimSwam partner. It’s finally here, and you’ve spent hours preparing, working on your technique, and fine-tuning your nutr...
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Apr 26, 2016 - THE MOST IMPORTANT PERFORMANCE ENHANCER OUT THERE
The Most Important Performance Enhancer Out There Did you know the body is made up of about 50-70% water? Without it we can only survive for days – that’s how essential it is for life. We need it for ...
Apr 19, 2016 - APRIL NEWSLETTER
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Apr 6, 2016 - SMOOTHIES CAN MAKE A GOOD POST WORKOUT MEAL REPLACEMENT
Follow our AthleticFoodieTM smoothie guide, and you’ll be providing your body with the right nutrients to help you recover, and be ready for your next workout. How to Make Sure your Smoothie is Athlet...
Mar 31, 2016 - 10 HEALTHY TREATS
Courtesy of AthleticFoodie TM, a sports performance company that helps athletes unlock their potential Written by Garrett Weber-Gale It’s only human to want a treat or two here and there. Yes ther...
Mar 31, 2016 - HOW LONG BEFORE BEFORE PRACTICE OR COMPETITION SHOULD YOU EAT?
How Long Before Practice or Competition Should You Eat? Courtesy of AthleticFoodie TM, a sports performance company that helps athletes unlock their potential Written by Garrett Weber-Gale As you g...
Mar 28, 2016 - AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS FOR SWIMMERS
AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS FOR SWIMMERS Courtesy of AthleticFoodie TM, a sports performance company that helps athletes unlock their potential Written by Garrett Weber-Gale Most athletes are “starving” wh...
Mar 19, 2016 - MARCH NEWSLETTER
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Mar 15, 2016 - COMPETING AT A DISTANCE: NUTRITION TIPS FOR LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL
Competing at a Distance: Nutrition Tips for Long Distance Travel 3/14/2016 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN It’s that time of year when many swimmers will be traveling to compete. Long distance travel can ...
Mar 15, 2016 - 3 NUTRITION SECRETS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
3 NUTRITION SECRETS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE. Some athletes don’t consider nutrition as a part of training, but it is one of the most important building blocks in your swim training and can greatly impact...
Mar 4, 2016 - EATING OUT OF A SWIM MEET
Mar 4, 2016 - 5 REASONS TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER SWIMMERS
5 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Swimmers By: Olivier Poirier-Leroy Yes, competitive swimming is exactly that… competitive. But how many times have you caught yourself thinking or ...
Feb 18, 2016 - FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
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Feb 8, 2016 - HOW TO USE SELF TALK FOR BETTER SWIM PRACTICES
Olivier Poirier-Leroy is a former national level swimmer based out of Victoria, BC. In feeding his passion for swimming, he has developed YourSwimBook , a powerful log book and goal setting guide mad...
Feb 4, 2016 - HOW TO BECOME A SMARTER GOAL-SETTER
Watching the World Cup victory of the US Women’s soccer team this July was truly inspiring. One of the stars of the final and the tournament as a whole, Carli Lloyd, can teach us much of what we need ...
Feb 4, 2016 - 10 WAYS TO RECOVER AFTER PRACTICE
Every swimmer knows that feeling in their body after a difficult practice, but they know very well the feeling they experience the next day at practice. This is commonly know as lactic acid. Lactic ac...
Jan 27, 2016 - HOW YOUR BIG TOE COULD BE THE SOURCE OF YOUR SHOULDER PAIN
Thanks to Jake Salaz for contributing this story. You can visit his website here. “Doc, I told you I have shoulder pain. Why are you looking at my back?” We often hear this as we work with our swim...
Jan 25, 2016 - THE PIKE SYNDROME
The Pike Syndrome Posted on September 20, 2010 by Josh Linkner The pike is a fierce carnivorous fish that eats other smaller fish. They are cunning, mean, and always find a way to get their prey (soun...
Jan 22, 2016 - JANUARY NEWSLETTER
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Jan 12, 2016 - 3 Simple Tips for Having an Awesome Attitude at the Pool
Walking onto nearly any pool deck I can usually tell within a couple minutes who the swimmers are with an awesome attitude. It reads in their body language. The way they present themselves. The look i...
Jan 7, 2016 - Top Tips for Fueling a Teenage Swimmer
Top Tips for Fueling a Teenage Swimmer 1/7/2016 Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD Many parents ask how they can help their teen swimmer optimize training when practicing two hours a day, six da...
Dec 28, 2015 - Why is a Swimming Mile only 1650 Yards?
Why is a Swimming Mile only 1650 Yards? Braden Keith | April 25th, 2010 | Lifestyle This is the first installment in a series of articles to research and unravel the mysteries of swimming. These ...
Dec 28, 2015 - 5 ways to Accelerate your Recovery in Swimming
5 Ways to Accelerate your Recovery in Swimming Bridge Athletic | July 02nd, 2015 | Featured , FINA World Cup Series , International , Opinion , Training Intel It’s preseason. Training is at ...
Dec 22, 2015 - DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Nov 19, 2015 - Practices Resume November 19th
Practices to resume tonight. The power came back on last night, the pool is up and running and the kids should be back for practice. See you tonight.
Nov 18, 2015 - No Practice Wednesday November 18th
Currently the club still has no power. Practice will be cancelled again this evening and I will update as soon as I have more information. Senior swimmers please make time to stretch and stay loose ...
Nov 17, 2015 - No Practice Tuesday November 17th
There will be no practice tonight, Tuesday November 17th. The club is currently without power and we are not sure as to what time it will come back on. I hope everyone enjoys the evening and stays w...
Nov 12, 2015 - NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Nov 2, 2015 - What is Fatigue
Oct 31, 2015 - Top Nutrition Tips to a Happy Halloween
Top Nutrition Tips to a Happy Halloween By Chris Rosenbloom//RhD, RDN, CSSN With Halloween just around the corner, the sugar debate is bound to heat up. We all know we should eat less sugar, but ...
Oct 17, 2015 - OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
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Oct 14, 2015 - Growing Swimmers May Need a 4th Meal
Growing Swimmers May Need a 4th Meal 10/13/2015 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Swimmers can burn a lot of calories in the pool. More time in the pool translates to more calories burned. Depending on the ...
Sep 26, 2015 - SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
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Jul 1, 2015 - Wednesdays Word: Anchor
Wednesday Word: Anchor 7/1/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/or co...
Jun 24, 2015 - Wednesdays Word One Arming
Wednesday Word: One Arming 6/24/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/or...
Jun 12, 2015 - Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles
Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles
Jun 12, 2015 - Protein and Vegetarian Swimmers
Protein and Vegetarian Swimmers 6/9/2015 By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RDN, CSSD Recently, a swimmer sent me an email about her coach’s concern about her choice to be a vegetarian. She chose a veget...
Jun 11, 2015 - June Newsletter
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Jun 10, 2015 - Wednesdays Word: Long Course
Wednesday Word: Long Course 6/10/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and...
May 28, 2015 - Top Tips for Including Qualifty Protein
Top Tips for Including Quality Protein 5/21/2015 Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD “Little Miss Swimmer sat at the poolside, eating her casein and whey. Along came a rival who sat down beside he...
May 27, 2015 - Wednesday Word: Outside Smoke
Wednesday Word: Outside Smoke 5/27/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Wednesday Word: “Outside Smoke.” Definition: When a swimmer in an “outside lane” wins. Origin: Not sure who coined t...
May 20, 2015 - Wednesdays Word Warm Up
Wednesday Word: Warm-up 5/20/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/o...
May 20, 2015 - Top 5 reasons Milk is Good for Swimmers
Top 5 Reasons Milk is Good for Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD Many athletes ask me, “Is milk really a good muscle-building and recovery drink?” The answer is yes! While milk may not hav...
May 13, 2015 - Wednesdays Word: Touched Out
Wednesday Word: Touched Out 5/13/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and...
May 8, 2015 - May Newsletter
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May 7, 2015 - Three easy ways to check for Dehydration
Three Easy Ways to Check for Dehydration 12/17/2013 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Staying hydrated is a constant effort for many swimmers, requiring a hydration plan around exercise and vigilance fo...
May 6, 2015 - Wednesdays Word: Psych Sheet
Wednesday Word: Psych Sheet 5/06/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled a...
Apr 30, 2015 - How to Improve Water Drinking in School
How to Improve Water Drinking for Swimmers at School 4/16/2015 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN I am a coach for the developmental groups on our team. My swimmers are 6-11 years old. We talk constantly...
Apr 29, 2015 - Wednesdays Word: Scratch
Wednesday Word: Scratch 4/29/15 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is for new swim parents who are baffled and/or confuse...
Apr 22, 2015 - Wednesday Word: Swimmers Nap
Wednesday Word: The Swimmer Nap 4/22/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week in this new series, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parent...
Apr 22, 2015 - Top Snack Replacements
Top Snack Replacements 4/21/2015 Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD How many times have you reached for a bag of chips while studying, or guzzled a 20-ounce soft drink because you were thirsty? Sw...
Apr 15, 2015 - Wednesday Word: Drag Suit
Wednesday Word: Drag Suit 4/15/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and...
Apr 10, 2015 - Best ways to handle Sugar for young swimmers
Best Ways to Handle Sugar for Young Swimmers By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Sugar, the sweet stuff added to foods in baking and other food processing techniques, is something young swimmers should have...
Apr 10, 2015 - Staying Tough through the Midseason Doldrums
Staying tough during the mid-season doldrums By Dr. Alan Goldberg//Competitivedge.com THE PROBLEM – A MOTIVATIONAL CRISIS The days are so much shorter now. It gets dark so early, and, if you...
Apr 8, 2015 - Wednesday Word: Swedes
Wednesday Word: Swedes 4/8/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/o...
Apr 7, 2015 - April Newsletter
April Newsletter
Apr 1, 2015 - Wednesday Word: Long Course
Wednesday Word: Long Course 4/1/2015 By Mike Gustafson//Correspondent Every week, I will dissect a word, term, or phrase of "Swim Speak." This is geared for new swim parents who are baffled and/or...
Mar 5, 2015 - March Newsletter
March Newsletter
Feb 26, 2015 - Top Food Mistakes Made by Swimmers
Top Food Mistakes Made by Swimmers By Chris Rosenbloom//PhD, RDN, CSSD I have been a nutrition consultant to hundreds of athletes over the past many years. From high school to professional athletes, I...
Feb 10, 2015 - February Newsletter
February Newsletter
Jan 14, 2015 - 5 Strategies to Make Sure Young Swimmers Get Enough Protein
5 Strategies to Make Sure Young Swimmers Get Enough Protein Protein is a nutrient everyone in the sports world talks about, from boosting it in the diet to eating the right types. Protein cer...
Jan 9, 2015 - January Newsletter
January Newsletter
Jan 7, 2015 - Top Tips for Choosing Quality Carbohydrates
Top Tips for Choosing Quality Carbohydrates There are some crazy ideas out there about carbohydrate intake and swimming. I’ve heard everything from “carbohydrate is not needed to fuel swimming” and ...
Jan 2, 2015 - New Masters Swim Times
Masters, Triathlete and Fitness Swimming WHO & WHAT: Masters swimming is a worldwide program promoting physical fitness and health in adults through aquatic conditioning. The Masters swimmi...
Dec 22, 2014 - 16 Breakfast Ideas for the Young Swimmer
16 Breakfast Ideas for the Young Swimmer 12/18/2014 By Jill Castle, MS, RDN To eat, or not to eat, breakfast? This is the question young swimmers may struggle with as they scurry out the door to...
Dec 12, 2014 - December Newsletter
December Newsletter
Dec 12, 2014 - Top Nutrient Rich Food Choices
Top Nutrient-Rich Food Choices 12/9/2014 By Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD Recently a coach asked me what foods were the best sources of carbohydrate, protein and fat for swimmers. Nutritionists...
Nov 21, 2014 - November Newslettter
November Newsletter
Nov 11, 2014 - 5 Bad Eating Habits Swimmers Must Break
5 Bad Eating Habits Swimmers Must Break 11/11/2014 by Jill Castle, MS, RDN A habit is a regular tendency that is hard to give up. When it comes to food and eating, there are good habits and th...
Oct 27, 2014 - October Newsletter
October Newsletter
Oct 23, 2014 - 3 Nutrients Young Swimmers Shouldn't Miss
3 Nutrients Young Swimmers Shouldn’t Miss By Jill Castle, MS, RDN Nutrition plays a key role in performance and recovery. But for the young swimmer, it also supports growth and development....
Sep 15, 2014 - September Newsletter
September Newsletter
Sep 12, 2014 - Can Nutrition Help Muscle Cramps
Can Nutrition Help Muscle Cramps? Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, CSSD A young swimmer asked if there were any nutritional strategies that prevented muscle cramps. If you have experienced the pain ...
Sep 11, 2014 - Western Zone Athlete Newsletter
Western Zone Athlete Newsletter
Sep 2, 2014 - Season Begins
Season Begins Newsletter
Dec 18, 2002 - WEDNESDAY WISDOM
Focus on Nutrition to Boost Your Winter Immune System By Jill Castle, MS, RDN | Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Winter means hard training and illness for many young swimmers. Any illness is a setback, pu...