Knutsford Amateur Swimming Club (KASC)
Knutsford Leisure Centre, Westfield Drive, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0BL
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Nutrition in the Swim Briefs documents
Diet is a vital ingredient in the successful swimmer's armoury. Young swimmers who train a lot during the week need to make sure they are eating the correct types of food which will keep their bodies well fuelled and also able to build that vital extra muscle. Of all the food groups protein is most important, but it is also important to use the correct sources for your protein.
Sources of Protein: Egg; Chicken; Fish (from the chippy can be fatty) Steak (Not too much red meat); Quorn (Just like chicken); Baked Beans; Other Beans and Pulses; Milk (Skimmed or Semi); Cheese (But also fatty) ;
Foods to Avoid
Foods to avoid: Processed meats (pre-packed ham / chicken slices); Salty foods (Bacon, Gammon) Foods high in additives (Packet Soups, Crisps, Sweets)
Vegetables and fruit: Always eat your fruit and veg. These are good sources of vitamins and minerals - all vital in growing healthy bodies.
Drinks / Hydration: We always emphasise the merits of hydration when swimming. The body still sweats when swimming and amazingly you can become dehydrated even when up to your neck in water. Avoid very sugary drinks as these can cause hypoglycaemia - the body processes the sugar very quickly then runs out suddenly, which can leave you feeling trembly weak and light headed. Definitely avoid fizzy drinks especially just before swimming - they will cause bloating and sickness.
Pre-Competition: Always eat at least 2 hours before a competition or training. This gives the stomach time to empty itself and ensure the blood is full of nutrients. Try to eat foods with lower Glycaemic indexes - this means they release sugar slowly into the bloodstream and keep you going for longer. These are foods like Pasta, Rice, new potatoes, Apples, Strawberries, cherries, dried apricots.
|Day||Start time||End||Allows||Allocated Swimmers||Costing|
|Sunday||17-15 UTC||18-15 UTC||11||Upper Red Extra sessions|
|17-15 UTC||18-15 UTC||15||Junior Squad Extra .sessions|
|17-15 UTC||18-15 UTC||6||Junior Squad Extra .sessions|
|18-15 UTC||20-15 UTC||27||Senior Competitive Extras|
|Tuesday||18-30 UTC||19-30 UTC||7||Junior Squad Extra .sessions|
|18-30 UTC||19-00 UTC||6||Upper Red Extra sessions|
|18-30 UTC||19-30 UTC||16||Junior Squad Extra .sessions|
|19-00 UTC||19-30 UTC||5||Upper Red Extra sessions|
|19-30 UTC||21-00 UTC||24||Senior Competitive Extras|
|19-30 UTC||21-00 UTC||3||Senior Fitness Extras|
|Wednesday||19-00 UTC||21-00 UTC||2||Senior Fitness Extras|
|19-00 UTC||21-00 UTC||23||Senior Competitive Extras|
|Thursday||20-00 UTC||21-30 UTC||16||Thursday invitational|
|Friday||20-00 UTC||21-00 UTC||12||Friday invitational|
|Saturday||07-30 UTC||09-00 UTC||25||Senior Competitive|
|07-30 UTC||09-00 UTC||3||Senior Fitness,Senior Competitive|
|09-00 UTC||10-00 UTC||24||Junior Squad|
|09-00 UTC||10-00 UTC||9||Junior Squad|
|10-00 UTC||10-30 UTC||26||Widths to Red|
|10-30 UTC||11-00 UTC||33||Widths to Red|
|11-00 UTC||11-30 UTC||32||Widths to Red|
|11-30 UTC||12-00 UTC||20||Widths to Red|
|12-00 UTC||12-30 UTC||16||Widths to Red|