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What Should Your Swimmer Eat & Drink

Before Practice & Meets?

  • A swimmer needs lots of carbohydrate-rich foods spread out over the course of the day in small meals & frequent snacks.
  • Avoid high-fat choices & fried foods
  • Also avoid carbonated and/or caffeinated drinks
  • Some good choices are:  pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels cereal, English muffins, fruit, juice, fruit smoothies, low-fat milk, water pasta, bread, pizza, soup, salad
  • Remember to keep your swimmer hydrated!  Water, Gatorade, or Powerade are especially good for practices & meets.
  • Some good snack choices for on the go:  applesauce, fruit cups, yogurt, trail mix, nuts, raisins, dried fruit, pretzels, dry cereal, crackers, muffins, carrot sticks, celery sticks, apples, grapes, bananas, oranges

Remember to Stay Hydrated!