Olympic swimmer Peter Vanderkaay reminds us that peak hydration equals peak performance.
Hi, I’m Peter Vanderkaay and I’m a TrueSport athlete. In swimming, how much water you drink out of the pool affects how well you swim in the pool. Your hydration level determines how well you perform in any sport. It can be what separates an athlete from having enough energy to last the entire race versus one that tires out long before it’s over. Every person and sport is different, but a good rule of thumb is to drink a bottle of water two hours before exercising, to take small water breaks during your workout, and then drink another bottle of water when you’re finished. This will keep you from getting tired, nauseous, or weak while competing and make sure that you replace all the fluids your body lost through sweat. Remember, peak performance begins with peak hydration.