5 of Our Favorite Nutrition Tips from Masters Swimmers

5 of Our Favorite Nutrition Tips from Masters Swimmers

Paying attention to your nutrition is hard work, but after eating all of the right carbohydrates and proteins, sometimes you wonder if that attention to your diet really pays off? If you've recently started swimming, or have been participating in this powerful sport for years, there's a chance that you may need a refresher on just what to eat to stay in top form...Read more
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Where Does Vitamin B12 Come From?

Where Does Vitamin B12 Come From?

Staying on top of your nutrition plan is important, like making sure you're getting enough of the key vitamins and minerals to fuel your swim workouts and subsequent recovery. Vitamin B12, magnesium, and iron, and just a few of the nutrients that are important for swimmers...Read more
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5 Things to Look for in a Private Swim Instructor

5 Things to Look for in a Private Swim Instructor

This is one of the most popular times of year when people look for a private swim instructor, whether for their child or for themselves. While there are many benefits to joining a swim club, some of us would feel more comfortable having the individual instruction and coaching that private sessions can offer instead...Read more

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How Swimmers Can Use Zinc to Help Them Recover

How Swimmers Can Use Zinc to Help Them Recover

There are many vitamins and minerals that swimmers should use to optimize their performance, both in the pool and outside of the pool. In past blog posts about nutrition for swimmers, we've talked about the benefits of Vitamin B, why iron is important, and the risks you take when you are not getting enough of these important nutrients in your body...Read more

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How to Choose the Best Swim Team for Your Child

How to Choose the Best Swim Team for Your Child

Participating in a sport at a young age can be a positive part of your child's development. If your child has expressed an interest in swimming, and you feel that they are ready to join a swim team, here are some considerations to choose the best team for them...Read more
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Meet Laura Val - One of the Best Masters Swimmers in the World

Meet Laura Val: One of the Best Masters Swimmers in the World!

Laura Val is simply one of the best Masters swimmers in the world. Beyond holding records in almost every category, she's been voted by Swimming World magazine as one of the top swimmers in the world for over a decade and recently broke the World Record in the 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyles on her way to the World Record in the 1500 at a meet at the San Francisco Olympic Club. Read on to learn more about her achievements, how she stays fit, and how P2Life helps her reach peak performance every time...Read more
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What are Adaptogens and Why Do They Matter?

What are Adaptogens and Why Do They Matter?

To combat the stresses of these factors, and cope with the anxiety and fatigue that can sometimes come with this lifestyle, many athletes use adaptogens to effectively manage their health. Let's take a look at why they should be a part of your nutrition plan...Read more
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The Banned Substance List Every Swimmer Should Know About

The Banned Substance List Every Swimmer Should Know About

As a swimmer, you spend hours in the pool training, time planning nutritious meals, and in between all of that, try to meet the demands of work or school. But hard work does pay off. Think of how horrible it would be after months of preparation for your big swim event to find out that you've been using a product with banned substances or taking a supplement that isn't high quality and may be manufactured with questionable ingredients...Read more
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3 Ingredients in Protein Shakes that Aren't the Best for Swimmers

3 Ingredients in Protein Shakes that Aren't the Best for Swimmers

It's no different when it comes to protein shakes. Since your body needs protein to function, to heal, and to build muscle, you want to make sure that you are getting this important nutrient from top quality sources. And paying attention to these 3 ingredients will help you steer clear of brands that are selling something less than ideal for your nutrition plan...Read more
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Meet Marty Hendrick: Coach for the Championship Swim Team - Swim Ft. Lauderdale!

Meet Marty Hendrick: Coach for the Championship Swim Team - Swim Ft. Lauderdale!

In his tenure coaching Masters Swimmers, Marty has coached 63 USMS Individual All- Americans, 170 USMS Relay All-Americans with over 230 Individual National Championship swims.  His teams have also achieved success at the International level by winning two IGLA Small Team Titles in 2008 and 2011 as well as a Top 10 performance at the 2009 Pan American Championships in Vera Cruz, Mexico.  His club, Swim Fort Lauderdale Masters was recognized as the 2015 U.S. Masters Club of the Year...Read more
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