Nutrition counts


What a swimmer eats before and after training and events is important. Read Dane Baker’s (Sports Dietitian) guide to the role nutrition plays, the four R’s of recovery and how to achieve the right nutritional balance HERE

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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