The Best Food for Swimming Advice

What should you eat before and after a swim? What should you avoid? This blog will tell you all you need to know about the best food for swimming. 

Speedo have produced this blog to include the foods and snacks that let you swim for longer and faster, as well as help if you’re swimming to lose weight.

If you’re still wondering about the health benefits of swimming, check out this blog!

The Best Food For Swimming Tips

What to eat before and after swimming

Which energy-rich foods will help you swim for longer, and which are best avoided? Here’s how to eat smart, before and after swimming.

  • Pre-swim foods
  • Post-swim foods
  • Healthy snacks for swimmers
  • Swimming for weight loss
  • Foods swimmers should avoid
  • Hydration in the pool

If you’re thinking of heading out sea swimming, then maybe this blog covering All Things Sea Swimming might help?

What should I eat before a swim?

Foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates, such as wholemeal pasta, sweet potatoes and brown rice, are a great source of energy for swimmers.

A diet that contains these slow release carbs will keep you energised and help you swim for longer but they can take time to digest.

If you need an energy boost just before a swim go for a mix of lean protein and carbs – smoothies are a great way to nourish your body with all the nutrients you need, without putting pressure on your digestive system.

Just ensure you leave plenty of time (up to an hour, ideally) before you jump in the pool to avoid feeling b