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Five Quick Nutrition Tips for Competitive Swimmers

By Olivier Poirier-LeRoy, Your Swim Log, 12/05/17, 12:00PM CST

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While swimmers tend to be known as capable of destroying vast amounts of carbs, don’t forget they need protein to keep muscle recovery going strong.

The swimmer appetite is legendary.

It’s a byproduct of the hours and hours that we devote to swimming around the black line and for some swimmers, especially you distance folks, eating is largely a part-time job.

While eating lots of food is something we are known for (besides having the sought-after swimmers body, of course), that doesn’t mean that most of us eat as good as we can. We use those 8,000-meter swim workouts as an excuse to plow through a large pizza in one sitting after practice.