Swimming support with Apple Watch

Hi I have been given an apple watch for Christmas and I was wondering if there is every going to be able to either  upload swims straight from the apple watch activity app or have the swim feature in the watch addition app




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    Thanks for adding your comments, everyone! I know this is one of the more popular requests and for good reason. 

    We're definitely taking everything you share into consideration. Keep on commenting and upvoting so when I share with the team, I can show the overwhelming popularity with these requests. 

  • Yes, please integrate swimming

  • Yep would be very useful

  • It's great that the Strava app & Apple Activity tracker sync up for my cycling.

    Allow me to 3rd this suggestion - please allow me to start a swim in Strava, or sync the swim data from Activity to my Strava account.

  • Please support pool swimming if possible on the Apple Watch app.

    There's no way of uploading directly to strava otherwise, without doing it manually. 

    This is the main reason I bought the Watch. 



  • When strata app will work with gps from Apple Watch series 2?

  • Please integrat swimming data from series 2 Apple watch. It would be a major milestone for triathletes!

  • Statista quote: 4.25 million triathlete participants in 2015. That should be enough of a demographic to integrate swimming from an Apple Series 2 watch. https://www.statista.com/statistics/191339/participants-in-triathlons-in-the-us-since-2006/

  • Amid your workout, raise your wrist to check your advance. Turn the Digital Crown to highlight the metric that is most vital to you. When you run or walk, your Apple Watch taps you each mile or kilometer, and it demonstrates to Help with HR Research Paper you a report on the screen. In case you're cycling, your Apple Watch taps you each five miles or kilometers.

  • Lack of a swim integration is the only thing that keeps me from using strava over the crappy apple workout app. You should really consider integrating swim even at the basic level of Apple Workout because your bike and run are vastly superior to Workout or any other app out there.

  • I'm in full support of the swim feature also.  Especially without having to keep the phone close by.  I think for any users that have swimming in their training regimen, collecting and being able to use the data in Strava would be ideal.  Also, and this is a random side note, I think a stroke count would be useful for swimming stationary against a current.  Thanks for your consideration of a swimming feature...

  • Does anyone know of a solution for this problem right now, syncing through other app or so?

  • I read through the posts, but didn't see one from Strava.  I had very good luck with yesterday's release for Apple Watch 2 on my bike.  Now that the AW2 release is out, is a swimming function in our near future?


  • @Matthias - there is no solution for syncing other apps through Strava.  You can use your Apple Activity app to get a general view of all your workouts - Strava and NRC will feed into that.  But it's a real general overview. Some people like Swim.com app but I've found it to be highly inaccurate. I just use the Apple workout app swim setting to gauge my swim workouts.  Very basic (Laps, Time, HR and calories) but it's better than nothing.  If Strava developed a swim function and even if they only offered it on pro version, it would be the goto app for all people that swim, bike or run. Strava executes things so well - I wish they would to a swim function

  • Swimming is the third classic sport that goes with running and cycling. I use my Apple Watch 2 with Strava for running and cycling but my swims are lost in the Apple app... Come on Strava - support swimming!

  • Chris Dixon - are you the New York start up guy. Use your biz peer pressure to move them along! Hass

  • Yep absolutely needing Apple 2 to upload to Strava. Thanks..

  • Adding my vote for swimming support. Soon please! 

  • I too would like to track swims, also free style weight based workouts in the park. I found this link on the strava site, seems to suggest tracking lots of different sports is possible but how??? https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216919407-Other-Activity-Types-on-Strava

  • Marek, this is what it says at the end of that post. "* Support for recording in these new activity types on mobile devices is coming soon. In the meantime, you can change the activity type accordingly from the Edit screen. For indoor activities, log them by manually entering your workouts."

  • Marek, I saw that too.  I think they mean with the phone app or on the computer, and you select the activities specifically when you finish recording.  But I'm with everyone on this thread, they've got to do apple watch support for these activities.  It would be a game changer and really put them out in front.

  • Hi Strava, can you give some insight on this? When we might see swim integration into your app? If Strava has an current plans to do this at all. I expect many of us thought this might be part of your Apple Watch 2 update (and why it took so long). If there is another thread where this question was answered, can you please post a link on this thread?


  • Yes - I would greatly recommend support for swimming!  It would help all of us, triathletes!

  • Adding to the other voices. Strava, please integrate swimming as an activity into Apple Watch app. Can you tell us if it's in the pipeline or not? And any timeframes?

  • Hi Strava!
    Please add swim support for your apple watch app!
    That would be amazing!
    Thank you,

  • Sorry to keep banging on Strava swimming integration on Apple Watch 2 but at the very very least, if you are not going to develop a native Strava Swim App for the Apple watch would you at least create an option on Strava to upload swim data from the Apple Workout app? At least then we could use Strava to be an aggregator of our workouts.

  • I will pay for this.

  • I agree, swimming needs to be on there! I am up a creek without a doggie paddle!! Sort it out Strava.

  • Agreed, please offer some kind of solution to sync them! Manually adding activities is cumbersome, plus there is hardly any data :(

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