Nutrition,  Top Tips

Nutrition: is cake the perfect fuel for outdoor swimmers?

Forget energy gels, isotonic drinks, chia seeds and coconut oil, for many swimmers their fuel of choice is cake. Delicious cake.

With its finely tuned ratio of carbs and protein, cake is so versatile that it can be used both pre-swim for energy and post-swim for recovery. In the Christmas issue of H2Open magazine we want to feature the best cakes for cold water swimming – and if we feature your cake in the magazine you will also win a Big Bobble Hat to help keep you warm after your next cold water dip.

Whether it’s a healthy sweet potato cake or a chocolate and cream feast, send us your recipes and why your cake is perfect for cold water swimming to

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