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What to Eat at a Meet: A #swimFASTERfood Q&A with our Nutrition Expert USA Swimming Looks to Revamp Eating Habits with #swimFASTERfood Campaign. CAC 10&Under @ Wesleyan University. Nov 10, ( PM) - Nov 11, Age Group,Development Black,Development Blue ([* ALL Locations *]). Blue Division DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Lansing Everett, Okemos, Waverly. Red Division Fowlerville, Haslett, Lansing Eastern, Mason, St. Johns.
Consistent sleep will help you settle into a routine in a new environment. Maintain Proper Nutrition On the road, every meal is either at a restaurant or in a hotel. This means your dietary sodium intake may increase because foods prepared by restaurants tend to be very salty. It also means that if you are not serving yourself, portion size may be much greater than you would normally eat. Furthermore, restaurant food may add more sauces and oils to your food. These are important things to be aware of.
In response, you can order items that are grilled instead of fried, make sure to include vegetables and fruit whenever possible, and drink plenty of water. Hydrate, Especially at Altitude Part of adjusting to a new climate means recognizing your hydration needs. If the location is hot and dry, or is at a higher altitude than you are used to, you will need to increase your water intake significantly. Drink water even when you are not thirsty, as thirst means you are already depleted of fluid.
Staying hydrated can improve your mood, perceived energy level, and sleep. Stretch and Foam Roll During the course of a long summer meet, your muscles will appreciate every opportunity to give them to lengthen out and relax. Bring a travel sized foam roller on your trip so you can roll out your muscles in your down time at the hotel between prelims and finals, for example. Take a few minutes after each session of the meet to stretch out your major muscle groups.
Make sure to focus on your lats upper-middle and side of your backhamstrings, quads, shoulders, and triceps.
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This detail about energy systems and nutrition was not typical knowledge for coaches at this time. Ray was one of the most influential and motivational people in my life. He was for every swimmer on the team. The proof is in the number of swimmers who traveled hours to train with us. I lived across the street. This was my home team. Everyone else had to travel, and they did for the opportunity to be a part of the National Championship team.
We were a club team that beat college teams. The work ethic was impressive. We built on each other and Ray fostered it.
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Genadijus Sokolovas would come out to our club once a month and test our blood to make sure that we were not anemic, etc. I really felt like we were a part of something big to be the study subjects for all of USA swimming. Ray researched training programs, energy systems, and nutrition. He designed our entire program based on the latest research about training. This kind of time and dedication to our success is something that can be attributed only to someone who cares deeply for the success of his athletes.
As we entered our Junior year in high school, Ray began preparing us for college.
He would sit down with each of us and discuss our individual plan for college. We would choose our 5 top colleges. He would talk to the coaches for us, and he did everything within his power to get us exactly where we wanted to be. I am very thankful to him for his part in guiding me into my college career at Stanford University.
We were all privileged. We grew up with parents who were willing to pay for travel, take us to practice, and in many cases relocate for our opportunity. We had resources not afforded to other swimmers, especially other athletes our age. We were given a gift, and we all succeeded.
Ray Mitchell is an outstanding person and coach. His belief in all of us allowed us to achieve greatness. He had an entire team of athletes, over a span of 30 years, who won national championships and earned full scholarships to college.
While Natalie Coughlin was the most decorated athlete that he developed, he had many other athletes who were successful enough in their own right to validate his career. Her success and talent is impressive. She is an incredible swimmer and one of the hardest working athletes I have ever had the opportunity to train beside.
I do believe that her story would be just as good without the need for creating drama that did not exist. I believe that her success is a compilation of all of the incredible opportunities that were given to her by her coach from Vallejo, Ray Mitchell, Terry [McKeever], the Colorado Springs research team, all of her teammates, and every success and failure in her life.