Bad fuel can make an engine shut down or under-perform. Same goes for what a swimmer puts in his or her mouth! Read the attached articles for a good overview of nutrition basics for athletes and feeding the body in recovery.
Nutritional Cheat Sheet Part 1:
Nutritional Cheat Sheet Part 2:
Ultimate Guide to Swimmer Nutrition:
Breakfast & Recovery Strategies for Swimmers:
5 Bad Eating Habits Swimmers Must Break: