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June 22nd, 2004, 12:46 PM
I'm curious as to what everyone drinks while swimming? I currently drink Powerade but the sugar content is so high.

June 22nd, 2004, 12:51 PM
Isn't high sugar (simple carbos) the whole idea?

June 22nd, 2004, 12:57 PM
Powdered gatorade - you can adjust the sweetness to your liking

June 22nd, 2004, 01:02 PM
accelerade-contains protien

Leonard Jansen
June 22nd, 2004, 01:04 PM
Accelerade! Rocket fuel in a bottle.

June 22nd, 2004, 01:28 PM
I'm lazy/poor. So it's water for me :)

In college we had powerade, I did enjoy that.

June 22nd, 2004, 01:47 PM
My goal is re-hydration not caloric intake nor electrolyte replacement. I drink water.

I would consider caloric and/or electrolyte replacement if I were swimming for an extended period of time. My workouts are 1.5 hours and I find water quite sufficient.

June 22nd, 2004, 02:24 PM
I'll give you Accelerade drinkers credit, that stuff is vile, like fatty gatorade. When it gets warm, hold your nose while you drink. It's also rather expensive.

My opinion only, others may like it.

June 22nd, 2004, 03:38 PM
water, just simple water. The bottle also serves as a counter for me... laps 1 to 10 the bottle sits on right side of workout, laps 11 to 20 the bottle sits on left side of the workout... or something similar that fits the swims of the workout I am doing that day. Stopping briefly enough to move the bottle helps remind me to keep myself hydrated and take a sip... then off again.

June 22nd, 2004, 03:51 PM
Water mainly for me as well!!!!! Gatorade/Powerade...all of those are high in sugar! I want re-hydration...water is best! Sometimes a gallon or more a day, a glass here and there all day and I am fine. Sugar = simple carbs...good for short bursts of energy. Noodles and such are complex carbs, better for the long run.:D

June 22nd, 2004, 03:55 PM
Over 1.5 hours- 1/3 red (ONLY red) gatorade + 2/3 water. Over 3 hours- 1/2 water + 1/4 red gatorade + 1/4 coca cola. Its pretty color ensures that no one will mistakenly take my bottle while I'm gone!

June 23rd, 2004, 07:45 AM
water for me--I have tried the other drinks but was putting on extra punds around my hips (extra sugar-extra weight)

I now drink 16 oz before practice (in the car to the pool) and atleast one full water bottle during practice--sometimes almost two bottles during a hard practice.

June 23rd, 2004, 12:55 PM
For workouts: water.
For meets: Gatorade or Powerade, (whatever is available in the store) heavily diluted with water & ice.

June 23rd, 2004, 03:52 PM
chlorinated water

June 25th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Water for me too!

Sam Perry
June 25th, 2004, 10:06 PM
I drink pool water, leaves a funny after taste though!

June 25th, 2004, 11:01 PM
VO2 Maxade.

Sorry couldn't help myself!:D

Tom Ellison
June 26th, 2004, 01:42 PM

June 27th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Tom Ellison

Geeze, you would think that would have a negative impact on technique as the workout goes on.:p

Tom Ellison
June 27th, 2004, 11:35 AM
Well…..that is a matter of perspective…..Pun intended….

Tom Ellison
June 27th, 2004, 11:36 AM
PURE H2O is what I drink during workout.....and lots of it......