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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 &
frequent snacks.

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!