May 31, 2012
Here at SVY, the coaching staff takes great pride in developing our athletes into the best PEOPLE they can be, not just the best swimmers. When an SVY swimmer moves on to college, it is our goal to have given them all of the tools necessary to succeed in the next phase of their lives.
One area where we would like to step up our efforts is in regards to nutrition. It is very important to us to educate our kids (and their parents) on healthy habits such as hydration, sports nutrition to properly fuel and recover, and overall daily nutrition for a long prosperous life. In that light, we are developing a long-term nutrition plan to introduce to the team to become not only the best swim team in NJ but the healthiest team as well!
We will be holding a nutrition meeting Wednesday 6/6at the Bridgewater Y from 6:30-7:30 PM for 13/ups and from 7:30-8:30 PM for 12/unders. We will be having Alyssa Cellini, a professional nutritionist, join to discuss healthy eating habits, pre/post-practice nutrition, proper hydration, and the importance of vitamins in daily life. We also will educate on the topic of supplements and will be introducing some phenomenal products that complement healthy eating habits. We will be recommending different products for different age groups, which is part of the reason why we are splitting the meeting into two groups, so rest assured that everything discussed will be 100% age appropriate.
This meeting is open to all swimmers and parents on the team, from Bronze to Senior 3 and everyone in between. This is not a mandatory event, however we strongly encourage someone from every family on the team to attend. If you can’t make the meeting, there will also be tables set up at our LC Cup in Princeton next weekend. If your child has practice at that time but you would like them to attend the meeting, please coordinate with your lead coach.
This is just the first step in our long-term plan to get our SVY families to embrace healthy living and nutrition education. The earlier a child becomes aware of nutrition, the more likely they are to make the smart choices that lead to living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Let’s all do our part to raise a generation of healthy, active individuals!