What is Split Smart?
Split Smart is a data-driven platform designed for competitive swimmers who are eager to learn how to split their races smarter. With the goal of connecting swimmers of all ages and ability levels to the possibilities of splitting as smart as professional swimmers, Split Smart contains three main functions:
• Find splits using an inputted goal time
• Find goal time and appropriate splits using an inputted personal best time of another relevant race
(ex. enter PB100 time to calculate final time and splits for a 200 race)
• Find how your favorite elite athlete would split an inputted final time
Why is Split Smart exceptionally accurate?
In the research phase, splits and final times of over 500 races were collected. In order to discover splitting patterns of the best swimmers in the world, we analyzed races from the following meets: 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics, 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and the 2014-2017 NCAA Championships. Additionally, the top 24 times in Europe for both short course and long course meters were used.
Using the collected data, mathematical equations were programed into Split Smart and are used in every result that Split Smart generates.
Discovering how to split races correctly is a learning process that takes time and requires maturity in order to master. These difficulties lead to questions such as the following to frequently be asked on a pool deck:
“What should my splits be if I want to go X in a 200 Yard Freestyle?”
“Did I split this race correctly?”
“If my 100 is X what should I go on a 200 and how should I split that time?”
“How would my favorite swimmer split my 200 time?”
Split Smart is a tool that gives swimmers a fast, exact answer to these questions and is a perfect app for anyone who has ever wanted to swim smarter.
Continuously Evolving Split Smart
One of the best features of Split Smart is its flawless updating nature. After each major meet, the function for calculating splits will be revised in order to reflect the newest trends and best practices. In addition, Split Smart will follow the emergence of new champions, track their patterns, and allow for user’s comparison with the current best in the world.
Patterns found in the research showed that there is a difference in splitting tendencies between genders and pool type.
Please be aware that the gender you select in the “My Profile” page will impact the outputted splits throughout Split Smart.
Here is the brand new Split Smart!
Be sure to check out new features:
- iPad support!
- Logbook - log and keep track of your personal best times and goal times, all in one easy-to-use spot
- Expanded Get Splits by Goal Time and Personal Best - now you can calculate your ideal splits in all distances (100, 200, 400/500, 800/1000, and 1500/1650) across all strokes!
- Compare with favorite swimmer - new events to compare with
- Performance improvements
- UI enhancement
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for swimming!!
I love this app!!! So helpful for swimming, makes understand your spilts so much easier. Highly recommend downloading this app for anyone trying to take swimming to the next level!
Not complete app :/
The entire point of the app is to give young swimmers an idea of what their splits could like like so that they have a better idea of what it’ll take to reach their goal, yet they only let you get splits for 200’s... furthermore one of the main selling points is comparing your splits to world class athletes but you can’t do that without spending money for “compares”... I would recommend doing the math in your head over downloading this app and if you wanna see other athletes times then log into college swimming or prep swimming and look the people up yourself.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry to hear that Split Smart has not met your expectations. We hope that after reading this reply, you get a better sense of Split Smart’s goal and direction.
Please understand that this is the first version of Split Smart, and as noted at a few places in the app and its description, the offering of only 200 splits is temporary. Our team is working hard on expanding the app and offering all other distances and events. We are aiming to release an update in the near future.
We envisioned Split Smart as a simple tool that helps young athletes understand the best ways to split races. Comparing times with favorite athletes is an additional feature that we see as a fun supplement that users can choose to utilize if they are interested. Our core function is educational and will always remain free.
We understand both of your critiques and we respect your views. We hope that you will find our upcoming update satisfactory and enjoy the simplicity and accuracy of Split Smart.
Very useful and easy to use
As a former swimmer, I know I would love this. I find this app to be very useful for my main discipline as well as for disciplines in which I don’t usually compete.
- Marko Cancar
- 31.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Igor Vulesevic
- In-App Purchases
- Unlimited Compares $9.99
- One Compare $0.99
- Many Compares $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.