Fueling a swimmer’s body adequately is not
easy! Read the following links to understand the importance
of eating right and the importance of staying hydrated during
exercise. This is useful information for age group
swimmers and masters swimmers. The files are in pdf
format, and links are from USA Swimming.
Hydration explains how much
you should be drinking, and the purpose of fluids during and after
Guide Pyramid (newest version from the USDA) shows types of
food in relation to others, and explains serving sizes,
Carbs and Fats this handout explains the different food types
and the benefit of each.
for Performance Fuel for the day, not the
Nutrition for Recovery What your muscles need after
working out for optimum recovery.
Here’s a few
recipes from USA Swimming
that provide nutritious ways to fuel your swimmer.
Nutrition Tracker helps you evaluate your diet. Just create an account, log
in and go! Did you know that the 10,000 kcal a day
Micheal Phelps needs is not that uncommon? Active, young,
growing bodies need fuel - provide them with the best fuel possible
and the athlete will thrive!
Team camaraderie in Hood River.