News

Paschalis Ntatsos

Serving larger portions of veggies may increase young kids' veggie consumption Penn State researchers found that when they doubled the amount of corn and broccoli served at a meal the children ate 68% more of the veggies. IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES MARTINEDOUCET UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It can be difficult to get young kids to eat enough vegetables, but a new Penn State study found that simply adding more veggies to their plates resulted in children consuming more vegetables at the meal. The researchers found that when they doubled the amount...

Paschalis Ntatsos

Each year on October 10, we celebrate World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and share resources to offer support to all who struggle. The isolation and loss of 2020 has impacted all of us in different ways and prioritizing mental health has never been more important than it is now. Team USA Senior Sport Psychologist, Sean McCann, who has worked with elite-level athletes for 29 years, shares three tips to help swimmers stay on top of their mental health. Mental Health Tip...

Paschalis Ntatsos

The great thing about swimming is, it is low impact and people of all ages can reap the psychological benefits that it offers. September 17, 2020 — Want to improve your mental well being and destress but not sure if swimming for fitness is for you? Keeping active has many benefits and swimming is a great way to help with this. You can revitalize your body and mind whilst getting in a killer workout. In this article, we will share some of the amazing psychological benefits that you can get...

Paschalis Ntatsos

New study says swimming benefits mental health 8 October 2018 Swim England News Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research released today. In addition, almost half a million (492,000) British adults with mental health conditions who swim say that they have reduced the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health as a result of swimming. The YouGov poll, commissioned by Swim England, also reveals that more than 490,000 people have reduced, or no longer take,...

in In elite competition, the pool of athletes at the top is small, the margins of improvement narrow. What more can you do to maximize your performance when changes in your training and recovery methods are so incremental? Turn to your nutrition—the aspect of performance with a constantly evolving landscape. As research continues to inform our recommendations, it is up to you to determine your nutritional needs and how to obtain them. Let’s dive into what you need to know now Know Your Protein Athletes have different protein needs from...

Paschalis Ntatsos

Swimming is fun, and it provides a multitude of mental and physical benefits. Swimming is the second most popular sport in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Kids love to swim at the pool or the beach but this healthful activity is not just for children. Adults who engage in swimming are healthier and happier than people who live a sedentary lifestyle. You even gain mental and physical benefits from regular swimming as a senior citizen Mental Benefits Recreational swimming leaves you with a positive feeling after...

Paschalis Ntatsos

Swimming is a great sport for building character in our kids. As supportive swim parents, we rearrange calendars and vacations to accommodate the swim schedule. What do we get in return? I’m not talking about college scholarships, but how does being a swim parent make us a better person? Discipline.  We take our kids to practice all the time. Monday through Saturday sometimes. We also drive in the wee hours for practices. Volunteering. We step out of our comfort zones and take on new roles to help our team. Mine included asking businesses for...