What Should your Swimmer Eat & Drink
Before Swim Practice & Meets
A swimmer needs lots of carbohydrate-rich foods spread out over the course of the day in small meals &
Avoid high-fat choices & fried foods
Also avoid carbonated and/or caffeinated drinks
Some good choices are:
o pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels cereal, English muffins, fruit, juice, fruit
smoothies, low-fat milk, water pasta, bread, pizza, soup, salad
Water, Gatorade, or Powerade are especially good for practices & meets. Remember to keep
your swimmer hydrated.
Some good snack choices for on the go, right after practice, or at the meets:
o 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!