Each month we get take a look at a new hot topic, and get insight from one of our expert practitioners on how to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Explore our previous Hot Topics:
Hot Topic: Kieran Bird talks nutrition, training and supplements for new season
In partnership with Healthspan, British Swimming’s official vitamin and supplement supplier, we caught up European champion Kieran Bird to find out how his training is going at the British Swimming Performance Centre, Bath.
Hot Topic: Importance of recovery
In our latest Hot Topic, British Para-Swimming Head Coach Rob Aubry talks through the physical and mental benefits of using an athlete's time out of the pool effectively ahead of a new season, as well as tips for those who have had a period away from the sport and are looking to get back on the blocks.
Hot Topic: Balancing studies, training and nutrition
For many of our athletes across the aquatic disciplines, training - in the pool, gym and dry dive - is just one important part of their busy schedules, as is the case for grassroots swimmers of all ages.
Hot Topic: A journey in para-sport
This Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CP Sport, British Para-Swimming Physiotherapy and Athlete Lead Ritchie Barber shares his cerebral palsy (CP) journey and the role that sport, education and employment have played in it for our latest Hot Topic.
Hot Topic: Managing uncertainty
Uncertainty has become a staple of elite sport and general life over the past year - but what are the best ways to deal with it?
Hot Topic: Start the lockdown day right
For the first Hot Topic of 2021, we are taking a look at the importance of starting your day in the right way, by eating a good, nutritious breakfast - and why it is just as crucial now as ever...
Hot Topic: Importance of Dairy
For this month’s Hot Topic, we caught up with British Swimming’s Physical Performance Lead and Performance Nutritionist Richard Chessor to discuss the role of dairy options in the diet.
Hot Topic: Getting UP&GO
Goal setting is an integral pillar towards the success of people in all walks of life.
Hot Topic: Tips for work and self-care at home
These unprecedented times mean people are looking for ways to look after themselves - both physically and mentally - in the confines of the house.
Hot Topic: Importance of Fibre
For this month’s Hot Topic, we caught up with British Swimming’s nutritionist Tiff Afflick to discuss the importance of fibre and it's importance for health.
Hot Topic: Importance of Protein
For this month’s Hot Topic, we caught up with British Swimming’s nutritionist Tiff Afflick to discuss the importance of protein as an essential part of the diet.
Hot Topic: Managing the Festive Period
Christmas is well and truly upon us, with trees decorated, TV specials on the box and Mariah Carey on repeat. But what is the festive period like for an elite swimmer?
Hot Topic: Importance of Daily Routine
For this month’s Hot Topic, we caught up with British Swimming’s psychologist Tom Bates to discuss the importance of daily routine and the benefits it can bring.
Hot Topic: Importance of Calcium
Our latest hot topic is all about looking after your skeleton – quite apt given its Halloween!
Hot Topic: Importance of Breakfast
With a busy summer of aquatics done and dusted, we’re launch a new series of Hot Topics as part of our Health Hub. To kick things off we caught up with British Para-Swimming Performance Nutritionist, Stef Shreeve, who shared her insight on why eating breakfast is so important!