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Entering Swimming Season?

How strenuous is a high school swimming (JV / Varsity) practice on the body when it comes kcals and such?

I ask this because I would like to stay at my small frame (with track and xc, it helps being small and light) but just wondering, if I can eat 1800kcals a day with no exercise, how much will I need thrown in to maintain during the swim season where we will have close to 2 hours of practice if not more? Thanks guys…

I swam competitively back in the day, and still try to keep up with it. Beats the hell out of running (in my book).

Check this out, your info is in there somewhere:

[quote]friedrice683 wrote:
How strenuous is a high school swimming (JV / Varsity) practice on the body when it comes kcals and such?

I ask this because I would like to stay at my small frame (with track and xc, it helps being small and light) but just wondering, if I can eat 1800kcals a day with no exercise, how much will I need thrown in to maintain during the swim season where we will have close to 2 hours of practice if not more? Thanks guys…[/quote]

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