What do you feed a swimmer?

If you are wondering what nutritional requirements a swimmer needs, Gary Barclay and Megan McDonald have written an eBook titled “Nutrition for Swimmers ” which has information to assist a swimmer in understanding the nutrition and hydration requirements in their day to day life.  It covers all facets of training and competition and the associated food and fluid required.

This eBook covers:

  • What you should be eating before and after training sessions
  • What the best snacks are to eat after training
  • The right food to take to competitions
  • Why a swimmers day-to-day diet is so important
  • What a swimmer should eat the night before a big competition
  • When a sports specific nutritional diet should be introduced to a swimmer
  • Why staying hydrated is so important for training and competitions

More information about the eBook “Nutrition for Swimmers ” can be found at

Swimming Australia Dietary Advice

The goals of good nutrition are simple – maintain good health, optimise performance, ensure adequate growth and development occurs, and continue to enjoy sport by maintaining energy levels and staying well hydrated.

Swimming Australia has some great information about nutrition and hydration for Squad Swimmers available on their website here.

Nutrition for Swimmers

Gary Barclay and Megan McDonald

Available at