When preparing to compete at a swimming competition you need to pay careful attention to what you eat. Download the Laser Swimming Club - Eating Before and During Swim Competitions to find out what to eat the day before the event and during the day.
Good nutrition and regular hydration are essential to perform at your best. It can help delay fatigue, improve skill and concentration, and prevent injury and illness. A good diet will not turn an average athlete into a superstar, but a poor diet will prevent you from achieving your full potential. Download Laser Swimming Club - Food for Sport document (prepared with kind permission of Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute.
Please review Áine O’Connell (BSc. Human Nutrition & Dietetics) recent presentation to Laser swimmers - Nutrition for sport
Muesli bars or flapjacks can be a great breakfast or energy bite for swimmers.Unfortunately most shop-bought versions are very high in sugar and saturated fats. This recipe has less sugar and more natural sweeteners like dried apricots, cranberries and ground cinnamon. Uses heart healthy fats from Flora, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Oat flakes, rich in B vitamins and cholesterol lowering fibre, make up the base of the bars. Whip up a batch of these super delicious and moreish muesli bars for a healthy treat to look forward to!