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Are there special nutrition needs for water polo sports?

Generally, short and long bursts of speed are followed by periods of lower intensity when players are treading water. Water polo remains a predominantly anaerobic sport, with a strong aerobic component as well, and thus requires a diet that is rich in carbohydrates.

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