Health and Nutrition

The British Swimming Website has links to several useful medical documents some of which can be accessed below.

Go to the British Swimming Website and you can also see information on ADHD, Neonatal and infant swimming, Verrucas, Epilepsy, Wearing of Goggles, Swimming and diet and much more.


Swimmers should all be aware of the importance of nutrients and the effect they can have on performance. Good nutrition can help the swimmer to fully recover from a hard training session and be fully prepared for the next.

Food contains many different kinds of nutrients and each one has a special function. Since no single food can provide the body with all its nutritional needs, it is necessary to eat a wide variety of foods.

A balanced diet is essential for success in competitive swimming. Download our ‘HSSC HANDY GUIDE TO NUTRITION’ for more information.