How to Stay Hydrated when Swimming?

How to Stay Hydrated when Swimming?

Hydration is crucial for optimal performance in the water. Drink an electrolyte drink consistently throughout the day leading up to your swim session. During longer swims, consider sipping on a sports drink containing electrolytes and carbohydrates to replenish lost fluids and minerals.

Active Root offers an Electrolite Drink Mix containing root ginger, unrefined sea salt and just 33 calories, delivering healthier hydration as well as reducing nausea and bloating. The optimum amount of ginger keeps your stomach settled whilst also delivering natural hydration and delicious taste.

Electrolite contains 800mg of sea salt, so it’s perfect for longer swims when you’re sweating more. Our Electrolite Drink Mix is also PH neutral, tastes delicious and masks the salty taste often found with rehydration drinks.

Active Root Sports Drink Mix is made with high gingerol compound ginger, slow-burning cane sugar, and replenishing sea salt, providing sustained energy and optimal hydration. Packed with over 200mg of natural dried ginger, it also helps alleviate gastrointestinal stress and reduces nausea.

Maintaining proper hydration is essential for swimmers, both before and during their sessions. Prior to swimming, ensure adequate hydration by consuming up to 500ml of fluid 2-3 hours before hitting the water. During longer swims, aim to drink between 100 to 200ml of fluid every 20 to 30 minutes to sustain hydration levels.

While water suffices for shorter swims, opt for hydration drinks during swims lasting over 60 minutes to replenish electrolytes lost through sweat and exertion.

Once you have finished your swim, you will want to rehydrate with sports drink or electrolytes. This makes sure your muscles and cells are replenished with electrolytes lost through sweating.

Read our Swimming Nutrition Guide, to help smash your next race!

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