SWIM.COM IS THE ESSENTIAL APP FOR SWIMMERS! Record your swims automatically with your Apple Watch and track your progress with advanced swim stats. Compete on leaderboards, connect with friends and choose a swim workout to challenge yourself.
THE BEST SWIM TRACKING APP FOR THE APPLE WATCH.
Use the Swim.com app on your Apple Watch to record your swim workouts automatically; no button-pressing required. Detect stroke type, stroke count with the most accurate swimming app available. You can even track kick and other drills with Drill Mode!
Swim.com, uses HealthKit to export your Swim.com activities into the Health app and to read swim activity data from other apps such as Apple's Workout app.
COMPETE WITH YOURSELF OR WITH THOUSANDS OF POOLS AND CLUBS WORLDWIDE.
Motivate yourself by competing with friends in a club or against other swimmers just like you on our global leaderboards. See how you compare to other swimmers at your local club and aim to be the lane leader.
SMART WORKOUTS FOR EVERY SWIMMER.
Download the app, and get access to thousands of smart swimming workouts for free. Customize and edit workouts using our new workout editor to craft the perfect swim. You can even add your own workouts and share them with our community!
Have an issue?
** CONTACT US AT SUPPORT@SWIM.COM **
Hello Swimmers! This release contains a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Here's a few highlights:
- Sign in with Apple. You can now register and sign into Swim.com with your AppleID and use biometrics (such as faceID to) log in.
- Course Selection: We've move the standard courses (25 yards, 25 meters and 50 meters) to the top of the course selection menus for all Leaderboards.
- Swimmer's Pace: we fixed a few issues related to swimmer's pace (including excluding Drills from the pace displayed on the Profile).
- Manual Swims: fixed an issue where the editing manual swims resulted in either the time or distance being wrong.
Ratings and Reviews
Improved tracking but data analysis still weak
After using this app for two years on a Pebble watch, it was hit or miss. Moving on to an Apple Watch 2, the interface was better but motion tracking and distance recording was only slightly better. Recent updates under iOS 12 and WatchOS 5 give much better tracking in the pool. I still get occasional phantom laps added but overall, length tracking is very good.
The app still cannot distinguish my breaststroke from freestyle. So frustrating.
I wish the app allowed better data analysis of multiple workouts over a period of months, like being able to chart swolf for all of my swims. I’m not a competitive swimmer so many of the apps features don't appeal to me. I just don't understand why I cant look at the pace of all my freestyle sessions over time and see if I’m improving.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. We recently released version 2.3.2 which fixed the tracking issue for Apple Watch users. In addition, we recently (Friday of last week) completed revision of our technology roadmap and feature set. Expect to see several changes implemented over the next 60 days. These changes will significantly enhance our analytics capabilities including more detailed breakdown by different parameters.
Please keep sharing your feedback and ideas for enhancement. We are listening and engaging with our users to help develop our roadmap and beta test changes.
It has potential, but still needs work.
Strictly from an App Design standpoint, it breaks several of Apple’s UI Design Recommendations. For instance, when searching for a location, the “X” should clear out the text in the search field, because that is the standard for this UI, but in this case, it closed the location settings all together. There are lots of other clunky and unpolished UI decisions that make it hard for me to want to engage with the app as well.
In functionality, my pool isn’t listed so all of the leaderboard functionality is not going to work for me. I’m surprised that it asked to read my health data, but didn’t go ahead and import all of the swims that are already recorded into their application, especially when it claims that breaststroke is my least swam stroke (it’s actually fly).
Lastly, this has a very social media feel to it in some places, especially as I was going through the privacy settings, so if that isn’t your thing (like it isn’t for me), make sure you turn your profile to private.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the critical feedback. We are always looking to improve the app and make it a better experience for our users. Here are some quick replies:
- Search design issue: great point and it's something we've discussed. Your input has prompted us to move this to 'top of the stack' so it will be addressed in our next sprint.
- Pool: we have tens of thousands of pools but we do occasionally miss some. You can add your pool by going to the Swim.com (desktop version), clicking on pools and then "Add a Pool".
- Health Data: can you drop us a line at email@example.com so we can looking into what's going on?
- Privacy: we take our user's privacy very seriously and provide those settings so that users can control the visibility of their profile, participation on leaderboards and more. Let us know if you feel something is off here.
Good Watch Views; Questionable Activity Tracking
Installed this app because I was looking for some better views on my watch of laps, time, heart rate, etc when swimming. The Apple Workout app wasn’t cutting it for me. The watch views are exactly what I was looking for but I noticed after a couple swims that my active calories are significantly under reported compared to the Apple app. When comparing heart rate data from other workouts it seems this app is under reporting rather than other apps over reporting. The difference is significant for a 30 minute workout, about half the reported calories.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.