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Nutrition-eating before practice/water bottles
While nutrition is a large topic that deserves a lot of attention, I am going to just put out two important reminders at this point:
- Eating! I know it seems like a simple point, but it is important to make sure that your swimmers are fueled for practice. Bananas, bread, bagels – easy to digest snacks that give the kids energy without giving them cramps! That being said – not too much too close to practice.
- Drinking! Water is the best drink for kids who are doing a practice less than an hour, while those who are working out for longer (whether it is a long swim practice or a combination of different sports) should look at adding some electrolytes and carbohydrates in the form of salted apple juice or a premade sports drink.