It is essential for young swimmers (indeed any pre and pubescent child/teen) to eat correctly. They cannot recover or function properly without the right kind of fuel and an inadequate diet can depress growth and maturity levels. With morning training or events they need to break their night ‘fast’ and eat before training and after training. Lack of the right kinds and amounts of fuel will affect their growth and development, attention and learning at school and set their bodies up to decrease muscle development and increase fat.
Our bodies depend on carbohydrate and fat for fuel and protein to build and develop muscle. Please review the attached documents which will enable parents to support their swimmers healthy nutritional development.
Author - Sonia Ford
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