Nutritional Considerations for the Young Swimmer

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    Abstract

    The wealth of information around nutrition and supplements to maintain health and optimise growth and athletic performance can be overwhelming when looking after a young athlete. This chapter examines the importance of a food-first approach to good dietary practices, the influence of training and growth and maturation, practical issues in relation to swimming training and competition, and details on both macro- and micro-nutrients. The issue of supplements for training and competition is then considered, as well as illness, injury and disordered eating, and education and ethical considerations, when working with young swimmers. Finally, the life-long impact of good dietary practices is examined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHigh Performance Youth Swimming
    EditorsJeanne Dekerle
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherRoutledge
    Chapter17
    Pages259-271
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429465598
    ISBN (Print)9781138595972
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2021

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise
    PublisherRoutledge

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