From macro ratios to nutrient timing to supplements, optimal nutrition can seem overwhelming.
That’s why we created Nutrition for Swimmers: Use it to reach your full potential and unlock greatness.
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Why Nutrition Is Crucial
(According to a 4-Time National Champion)
Swimming is a physically-demanding sport that blends four distinct strokes—butterfly, backstroke, breast, and freestyle—over a range of distances, from 50 to 1,650 meters. From perfecting technique, to building muscular and aerobic endurance, to maximizing strength and power, swimming at the highest level requires countless hours of practice and training, says Stephanie Williams, an associate head swim coach at the University of Georgia.
She should know. Williams was a 28-time All-American and four-time national champion.
To that end, the college athletes she trains typically perform nine swimming workouts and three weight-lifting sessions per week. Williams says nutrition profoundly affects how effectively her athletes can train, recover, and stay healthy.
“An athlete’s body is like a racecar. You don’t put normal gas from the corner gas station in an Indy car,” she says. “High octane, high-level petrol is needed for optimal performance, on both training days as well as race days.”
Give your body the high-octane fuel it needs.
This 100-page nutrition guide is packed with the science, infographics, tools, and expert advice you need to perform your best.
We know sports nutrition.
Now you’re going to know it, too.
(Click here to get our sports nutrition guides for dozens more sports.)
With Nutrition for Swimmers,
- How to calculate your macros needs (quickly and easily)
- The best sources of protein for swimmers
- The ideal amount of carbs for maximum energy
- How to gain muscle and lose fat (to improve body composition)
- Optimal hydration strategies for peak performance
- The best supplements (that are proven and safe)
- What you should eat before meets (and training sessions)
- Post-meet & post-training nutrition (for faster recovery)
- On-the-go protein shake recipes (that are also delicious)
- And much more, all taken from our top experts and extensive client research
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