If you are serious about your success as a swimmer, or in any sport for that matter, you have to make time for nutrition and sleep in your daily routine.
In the quest to constantly better ourselves as athletes, details matter. Having worked with elite level athletes from multiple sports, I always ask if they wish they had paid more attention or worked “smarter” in some sort of way. Inevitably, they almost all say — they should have done a better job with their nutrition. Unlike all other sports, having great nutrition while participating in competitive swimming is VERY IMPORTANT — due to its’ unique training stimulus.
Within swimming, there are thousands of types of workouts: short sprints, long endurance work, intermediate intervals, low strenuous recovery work.