• Why Do Swimmers Eat So Much? If you swim, you’ve probably experienced that familiar hunger that sets in right after your workouts. Sometimes, you feel like you could eat everything in sight and still be hungry! You may have even baffled friends and family with how much you need to eat to maintain your training routine. We’re going to explain exactly […] June 8, 2021
  • How to Get a Strong Swimmer Body This post is sponsored by Athletic Greens! Click here to try their Immunity Bundle > Beyond their incredible work ethic and speed, swimmers are often known for having a lean, muscular “swimmer’s body.” It’s often a result of the hard work they put into their training, nutrition and recovery. But it’s important to acknowledge that […] May 11, 2021
  • Why Swimmers Are Hungry All The Time This post is sponsored by UCAN, a brand that makes nutrition products for swimmers on the go. For 20% off your order, use code MYSWIMPRO. Whether you’re a new swimmer who’s building their fitness base or a seasoned pro who racks up the yardage, post-swim hunger is a real thing! How you handle this hunger […] November 10, 2020
  • What Swimmers Should Eat Before, During and After Swimming When it comes to swimming fast, training is important, but so is your diet. Satisfying our seemingly constant swimmer hunger with the right foods, in the right amounts, can make a huge difference in our performance and focus in the water. We chatted with Registered Dietician Maggie Evans, who shared her tips for fueling up […] November 3, 2020
  • How To Improve Your Swimming Performance: 5 Effective Tips I know lots of swimmers who are happy running through a stock workout routine with little variance. I get it, it’s simple, fast and you know what to expect. But this is precisely the monotony in training that can often lead to boredom and plateauing in your swimming improvement. If you train the same workouts […] June 20, 2017
  • Should You Swim On An Empty Stomach? If you swim first thing in the morning, you probably do it before eating a full breakfast. “Going into the workout well fueled will allow you to work at a high intensity, which equates to a better quality workout,” says Kelly Pritchett, a board certified specialist in sports dietetics. She says while it’s not strictly […] March 5, 2017
  • 10 Essential Foods For A Healthy Heart Nutrition is usually one of the forgotten components of a holistic training regimen. It’s well known that eating more nutrient-dense food is better for our total-body health and can lead to performance improvements in the pool. “You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day,” says Julie Zumpano, […] February 11, 2017
  • 7 Motivation Hacks to Keep You Swimming Through The Holidays Waking up early for a swim when the rest of your family is cozy inside is really hard. But when you make it through the holiday season and start off the new year feeling fitter than ever, you’ll be glad you stayed disciplined enough to maintain your training when everyone else was taking a break. […] December 27, 2016
  • Eating Guidelines For Swimmers A proper eating program is just as important to an elite athlete’s success as their training program. Think of your body as a car. The food and drink you consume are fuel. High-level athletes are like finely tuned cars that require high quality fuel to achieve optimal performance. Putting low quality fuel into your body […] August 30, 2016