Nutritional tips for swimmers

  • Hydrate is important!

Being in the water sometimes distracts us of hydration, so it is important that when going to the pool, bring a bottle of water to leave at the side so that you can take a sip while swimming. Hydration helps improve stamina and condition.

  • Have breakfast before swimming.

Many people who swims do it in the early hours, before having breakfast. It is important to have a light meal or breakfast before swimming in the morning as you're coming from an extended period of inactivity and swimming will demand a significant energy expenditure. It is recommended to have a fruit about 20 minutes before, or to have a balanced breakfast at least half hour before.