Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCCAs): Are they Preferred Fuel Over Carbohydrates?

  • December 11, 2018

Should you replace your sports drink with BCAA’s? I find that many swimmers who approach me, especially those who have been swimming elite or are usually part of group 2 and above, consume branch ch...

Comprehensive Study of Important Factors to Gauge Performance Outputs

  • December 06, 2018

Is there one standard diet for all swimmers? When I get asked this question, I usually have a counter question, are all swimmers the same? We often forget that really the only common aspect for all th...

Carb Rinsing: Should Swimmers Try It? Let’s Find Out

  • October 11, 2018

If you observed the football world cup a couple of months ago, you must have seen players swish and spit out their sports drinks over the field during matches! Well, they weren’t doing this because ...

Performance Enhancing Drugs: The Ugly Side

  • October 10, 2018

In the world of competitive swimming, rather competitive sports, the vulnerability and desperation to be the best can make athletes lean towards performance enhancing drugs (PED). Although, these can ...

Swimming: The Perfect Sport Ever!

  • October 05, 2018

We keep talking about performance enhancement and competitive swimming, how often have we given a thought on how swimming has really helped us? No, not just the physical and physiological benefits whi...

Bananas vs Carbohydrate Gels: The Better Nutrition Strategy

  • September 26, 2018

Competition is increasing as each day advances. Meets after meets, maintaining best times or dropping them gets only difficult. Swimmers have been trying out every new trick available on the shelf. So...

High Intensity Interval Training For Swimmers – Part 2

  • July 30, 2018

In the last article, you learnt the most profound benefit of HIIT; Fat Loss. There are however, many more benefits of HIIT. Here’s a look at others! CRF: CRF/ Cardio respiratory fitness/ aerobic ca...

High Intensity Interval Training For Swimmers - Part 1

  • July 23, 2018

One of the most popular, beneficial and exciting forms of training that became popular a while ago, although it existed all along, is the HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training. There are today, how...

Know the Four Categories of Foods to Avoid During a Swim Meet

  • June 05, 2018

Most swimmers are anyways anxious before a meet and prefer to avoid eating just about anything in fear of throwing up or feeling nauseas before the race. However, they can usually fall prey to the wid...

Eat to Combat Pre-Race Anxiety

  • May 28, 2018

The State meet for most states is scheduled at the end of the month of May, and while everyone, hope to drop sometimes, grab some medals and qualify for nationals through the immense hard work pre-sea...