The Best iPhone Swimming Apps of All Time

Mar 22, 2017

It is often said that water is the cradle of life, which, in light of the facts that at least half of the human body is made up of water and that life on Earth indeed originated in water, is one hundred percent true. Despite all that, water is far from being our natural habitat, but we can still feel at home in the cradle of life by learning to swim. Swimming is good for your body, mind, and soul, and, on a lighter note, is a skill that significantly enhances seaside holidays. If you’re serious about swimming – not Olympic-level kind of serious, of course -, and you’d like to boost and track your performance, these iPhone swimming apps will help you reach your goals.

My Swim Pro – Personal Swim Trainer

myswimproMy Swim Pro, used and recommended by Olympic swimmers and professional athletes, specializes in swim workouts, brining you hundreds of training programs you can choose from according to your skill level, your preferred workout type, and the length of the pool course you’re swimming in. My Swim Pro features set descriptions and video tutorials for each workout, delivers detailed performance analytics, and packs a workout log with which you can track your performance in great depth. If you’d like to take your swimming game to the next level, you can do so by opting for My Swim Pro Premium ($14.99 per month or $99.99 red balloons per year), which gives you access to additional workout categories, unlocks instructional video content, and brings you advanced analytic graphs so you’ll get a better grasp of the minute details you need to improve on.

Swim IO – Swim Fitness

swimioSwim IO is basically a workout tracker optimized for swimmers. With Swim IO, you can keep your motivation flying (swimming?) high by setting distance goals, and bring some playfulness into your swimming session with Map Goals. You can track your distance, duration, and sets, add custom notes to your workout logs, and monitor your progress through key stats. Swim IO rounds out its set of features with a healthy dose of competitive spirit, as you can challenge your friends to swimming duels to swim your way to the top of the leaderboard. You can also compare stats and like and comment on each other’s swims.

Swim Speeds – Track and log your workouts

swimspeedSwim Speeds is a matter-of-fact swim app boasting as stripped-down of a design as possible. With Swim Speeds, you can track the distance, time, pace, and speed of your swims, and log a variety of other crucial stats such as calories burned and heart rate. Not a bad app, but a tad too limited for our liking, and speaking of limited, access to certain features – such as calculating an unlimited number of split times and getting info on the amount of calories burned – requires you to make in-app purchases available for $0.99. Not a bank-breaking amount, but still worth mentioning.

Commit Swimming Workouts

commitswimmingCommit Swimming Workouts is tailor-made for athletes and swim coaches, ensuring a simple and modern way to log workouts and keep a custom workout journal. Commit Swimming Workouts features an innovative technology referred to as “The Parser”, which reads and understands swim workouts written as free-form text, saving you a whole lot of time and energy. You can track athlete-specific attendance for workouts, view attendance reports, write notes, log workouts for multiple groups, and organize workouts into folders. Commit Swimming Workouts is free for 30 day, but when the trial period expires, it requires a subscription costing $89.99 per year for coaches. For swimmers, the app is currently in beta, meaning that all features are currently free, but premium features available for $2.99 per month are set to be released in the near future.

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