How much water do you need to drink during and before swimming training
At Proswimwear, we care about your health and safety while swimming. Did you know that a secret ingredient to make sure that your swimming is of the highest standard is water intake?
There are two reasons for this:
- While you’re in the water our brains are getting tricked that we have plenty of fluids around us and therefore does not send a signal to our brains that we need to rehydrate.
- Secondly, while you're in the pool it is easy to forget about the fact that you are sweating and have to hydrate just like any other athlete.
Intensive and long-distance swimming requires a lot of fluid intakes, and all swimmers need additional hydration. Dehydration can be very dangerous for your health and have a great impact on your swimming performance.
How many fluids are enough during swimming training?
In general, insufficient fluid not only leads to the feeling of physical fatigue but can also lower focus, which could impact your performance at galas! As a swimmer, it is recommended to drink 16 ounces of fluid two hours before the training to make sure that you go into the pool well hydrated. To rehydrate properly you should drink about 8 ounces every 20 minutes until you’re in the pool for less than half an hour.
What else could help your training?
When training, you could also use The Finis Tempo Trainer Pro which helps to train pace down to 1/100th of a second. The Tempo Trainer Pro is waterproof and features a bright and clear LCD display for outdoor viewing, an adjustable tempo, and features a clip to keep it hands-free. The Tempo Trainer pro emits a beep loud enough to be heard when using in or out of the water, as a way of keeping the swimmer to the pace they set, due to its light and ergonomic design it is also suitable for multiple sports, and all swimming strokes.
Overall, make sure that you are training healthily and that you don’t forget about drinking enough water to help the body’s recovery.
Beat your personal best, stay hydrated, and time it with our Finis Tempo Trainer Pro!