One of the most common questions I get from swimmers is about nutrition. Nutritionists have spoken to the team, but it was always superficial and ended with the generic "stay hydrated and eat more veggies."
If you want something more in-depth, this power-point can help. The accompanying YouTube video with voice over teaching can be found here (it's not the most exciting video made...fyi):
Here are the goals of the Power Point:
- Need to refuel the muscle’s sugar storage as much as possible after every workout - Need to avoid sending sugar to fat cells instead of muscle - Need to schedule the right foods around workout and competition - Keeping gut bacteria happy and micro-nutrients
Included is a template and sample of USA Swimming's "3 meals 3 snack" approach.