Nutrition counts


What a swimmer eats before and after training and events is important. They should not eat right before an event, but snack after. Avoid crisps, chocolate bars and junk food. Good examples of a snack are a mini cartoon of milk, a piece of fruit or a granola bar. You can find some ideas here. Please avoid nuts

Pre-event & Post-training

We’ve put a list of foods together below that our swimmers will often eat before or after training and pack for those long gala sessions.

  • Sandwiches (like bananas/jam/honey)
  • Rolls/pitta bread
  • Muesli bars and dried fruit bars
  • Popcorn
  • Fresh/dried/canned fruit
  • Rusks or dried cereals
  • Current buns/tea cakes/Malt loaf/Raisin bread
  • Sesame snacks
  • Sesame sticks
  • Fruit cake
  • Plain-type biscuits, e.g. rich tea/digestive/garibaldi/fig rolls
  • Pop-tarts
  • Jelly cubes
  • Scones/muffins/brioche/crumpets
  • Bowl of cereal
  • Toast
  • Low-fat rice pudding
  • Low-fat fruit yoghurts
  • Crispbreads/rice cakes/crackers
  • Slice pizza (thick base)
  • Bread pudding/cheese buns/scotch pancakes
  • Tuna pasta salad

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