Food and Swimming

Food and Swimming


Many children have difficulty digesting foods with excessive refined sugar or processed flour, these types of foods should be avoided during KASS lessons.

If a child has difficulty digesting food, it can increase the amount of gas in their system, which can affect buoyancy, and make lessons more difficult or even uncomfortable for your child. Excessive gas can also make it difficult for your child to take good, full breaths during his swimming lesson.

During KASS lessons we recommend the child avoids the following foods:

  • Apples (including apple juice, apple sauce or in any other form) Check fruit juice containers as many are apple based.
  • Pineapples, Papayas, Peaches, Passion Fruits, Celery, Honey, Spinach

The timing of eating and drinking before lessons is especially important. Your child should not eat ANY food for at least 1 hour prior to the lesson. In addition your child should not have any dairy or milk products for at least 2 hours prior to the lesson. #watersafety #floattolive #foodstoavoidbeforeswimming #survivalswim #funfacts