A swimmer should never interfere with the progress of another swimmer during practice or otherwise
A swimmer should turn up for training sessions on time and with the necessary equipment to carry out that training session
A swimmer should declare any illness or medical problem that could impede his or her training and the training of others and that could also bring further unnecessary illness to themselves or others
At all Club functions, whether practice, meets or social gatherings, the Club expects all swimmers to behave in such a way that his or her actions reflect positively on the Club
All members of the Club, parents and swimmers alike, should continue to protect and improve the Club’s excellent reputation
Swimmers bags/equipment should not be left in cubicles whilst swimming or showering
The ASA advises that carbohydrates and protein are very important as “body fuel” for athletes. Swimming early in the morning before having eaten will mean that your body has no reserves of available carbohydrate and your body will use your stored fat reserve for energy. This is fine if you are on a weight-loss programme, but not so good if you are a growing healthy child. For this reason it is a good idea to get into the habit of eating protein-rich foods with a fibrous carbohydrate component such as fresh vegetables or salad 2-3 hours before swimming. You should also “re-fuel” after swimming - again with protein and carbohydrates, a banana milkshake would be ideal!
You can lean more about diet and nutrition for swimmers at swimming.org.
If you are interested in the science behind the facts check out the research.