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The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition: What to Know

The Big Deal About a Swimmer's Nutrition By Bailey Duran Swimming requires massive amounts of energy, whether it’s an elite-level practice or an age group practice. Because of this high energy expenditure, swimmers need to take the right steps to replenish the nutrients lost. According to wellness c...

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Poll of the Week: What Is Your Favorite Pre-Meet Fuel?

This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, February 10, 2022. Sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products. In our last swim poll, we wanted to know: What is your favorite pre-meet fuel? Maintaining a balanced diet is critical to performing well at meets. Carbohydrates should make up one-hal...

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Holiday Training and How to Conquer It

Every holiday season 75% of swimmers do not maximize their holiday training. This type of training can be daunting for those who have never had to do it before. Some of the questions you may face are not knowing how much to eat, what to eat, and when.  Dawn Weatherwax's Online Sports N...

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Dawn Weatherwax Launches Online Division of Sports Nutrition 2Go

Dawn Weatherwax, ​​RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSCS, is moving her sports nutrition program for parents of swimmers online.  “I am excited to share my 20 plus years of experience working with swimmers online!” said Weatherwax. “Now anyone who wants to can get the knowledge of Fueling like a World Champion.” ...

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5 Foods and Drinks That Prove Helpful for Workouts and Meets

5 Foods and Drinks That Prove Helpful for Workouts and Meets By Shweta Krishnan, Swimming World Magazine Intern Foods and drinks that fuel the mind and body are the recipe to success for a great workout. It seems like every day when swimmers are not in the pool, they are scouring their kitchen pantr...

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The Benefits of Healthy Eating for Student-Athletes

The Benefits of Healthy Eating for Student Athletes For swimmers, or any student-athlete, having a healthy diet can be an important and beneficial way to stay in shape during the season. Following a good diet can provide the energy a swimmer needs to finish a race. If an athlete does not eat enough ...

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Boost Recovery with These 7 Post-Practice Meals

By Madilyn Sindelar, Swimming World College Intern. You’re halfway through morning practice and the clock glows 6 a.m. Your stomach begins to grumble as your coach explains the main set. As you try to focus on understanding the practice, your mind slips away to visions of the meal you are going to d...

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Myth vs. Fact: The Swimmer's Guide to Nutrition

By Olivia McKelvey, Swimming World College Intern. When it comes to nutrition, swimmers - like any other athletes - tend to take on the "body is my temple approach." Meaning that the elite of the elite preach new health fads, supplements, and other information about nutrition that can lead them to t...

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Natalie Coughlin Dishes on Motherhood, New Cook Book

For more nearly two decades, Natalie Coughlin was on the go. Constant training, international travel and big opportunities in the pool led her to one of the most successful swimming careers in history. Coughlin didn’t have a lot of time for extra things when balancing school, swimming and travel, bu...

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What Becoming Vegan Does to an Athlete

By Mark McCluskey, Swimming World College Intern. There has recently been a change in the tide when it comes to people’s eating habits. In the past couple of years, the world has become much more observant of what they eat and drink every day. As people watch what they eat, they are beginning to rea...

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Tips for Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits During the Holidays

By Courtney Mykkanen, Swimming World College Intern. The holidays can be a difficult time of year to maintain healthy eating habits when there are so many delicious dishes and treats. During this season of giving, many treats are being made for family, friends, coaches and teammates. There are so ma...

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Rolling the Dice with Supplements

By Emily Thirion, Swimming World College Intern. Every swimmer is constantly seeking to gain an edge over their competitor. You wake up every morning and grind in the pool, crush it in strength and conditioning, try your best to eat clean and get plenty of sleep. In your quest for growth, your train...

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Fueling Plant-Based Performance

By Xonzy Gaddis, Swimming World College Intern. When it comes to having a plant-based diet as an aquatic athlete, mealtime is not as easy as dumping just any food on your plate. According to the United States Department of Agriculture and Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, swimmers s...

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5 Tips to Make Campus Dining Easier

By Kelsey Mitchell, Swimming World College Intern. As swimmers, fueling our bodies is one of the easiest and most crucial steps to recovery and successful performance. College athletes, however, can encounter difficulties in finding proper ways to refuel, whether due to inadequate dining facilities ...