Nutrition is an often overlooked part of an athlete's training. Good nutritional habits will not only help young athletes grow bigger and stronger, it also will help them to perform better and stay healthy. Below are some resources for parents and swimmers about nutrition and how it relates to competitive swimming.
USA Swimming's Nutrition Center
- A great place to find articles and information about nutrition and swimming
The Links below are all PDF's which have been gathered from a variety of sources around the internet.
7 Signs the Young Swimmer Isn't Eating Enough Food
Athlete Eating Guidelines
The Importance of Breakfast
Eating Before Exercise
Fueling for Performance
Nutritional Advice for Competitive Swimmers
- Includes a sample menu and examples of different energy sources
What Swimmers Should Know About Pre-Competition Meals
Sports Nutrition - The Importance of Eating for Recovery
Sports Nutrition for Peak Performance and Health
Sports Nutrition 101