Swim uploads as ride - ENOUGH ALREADY - Please reply

Hi all, recently there have been a lot of issues with Garmin 945 uploading to STRAVA   my POOL SWIM recorded on Garmin 945 perfectly --- but  when uploaded:  goes  to Starva as a RIDE??? 

Both Garmin Connect and Training Peaks recorded as SWIM. Can Strava provide a reason? 
I have to change the Strava Ride to Swim but this will reflect as total time and not moving time thus affecting my swim pace. please help   


  • Have you tried opening a support case with Strava? The link for that is at the bottom of this page: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

    These message boards aren't very good for reporting bugs.

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  • I'm not 100% sure this will work, but...

    If you go into "My Profile" on the app, and select "Edit"...or from your Strava account online go into "My Profile" and select "Display Preferences"... see if it will allow you to change/set your "Primary/Default Sport" to swimming. As I just look at this on my phone app/online account...it appears that I can only select running or cycling. But mess around with that function. You might discover a way to set your default to swimming.

    The other thing I'd suggest is to set the app to swim and record at least a short workout using the phone/app...not your Garmin. I've noticed that whatever activity my previous workout was set to, the app defaults to that activity on the next workout. -- If you get it set to default to swim, it may automatically record the Garmin watch entries as a swim. Dan

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