Improve your swim training with the Swim Coach App and a Garmin® smartwatch
Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that provides a low-impact, full-body workout that can improve overall health and fitness. However, it can be challenging to keep track of your progress and stick to a consistent workout routine. That’s where our mobile app for swimmers comes in - it provides smart workouts that are tailored to your equipment, level of experience and goals.
But what if you could take those workouts with you to the pool without having to print them out or constantly refer to your phone? That’s where our integration with Garmin Connect™ comes in.
With a compatible Garmin® smartwatch, you can access your swim workouts directly from your wrist. This means you don’t have to worry about getting your phone wet or trying to balance it on the side of the pool. Instead, you can simply glance at your smartwatch to see which exercise is next and how many reps or laps you need to do. At the same time, your Garmin® smartwatch records your swim training and provides detailed insights to your performance.
In combination with our mobile app you can track your distance and best times, and see how you’re improving over time. This can be a great motivator to help you stay on track with your fitness goals.
If you have a compatible Garmin® smartwatch that supports structured pool workouts, you do not need to install anything else. Simply connect your Swim Coach account to your Garmin Connect™ profile. Afterwards, you can send your workouts to Garmin Connect™ and from there to your smartwatch.
Supported Garmin® smartwatches
Currently, the following Garmin® smartwatches support structured pool workouts and are suitable to use with the Swim Coach App:
- D2 Series: Bravo / Charlie / Delta / Mach 1
- Descent Series: G1 / Mk1 / Mk2 / Mk2i
- Enduro Series
- epix (Gen 2) Series
- fēnix Series: 3 / 5 / 5 Plus / 6 / 7
- Forerunner Series: 245 / 255 / 265 / 645 / 735XT / 745 / 920XT / 935 / 945 / 945 LTE / 955 / 955 Solar / 965
- Garmin Swim 2
- Instinct Series
- Instinct 2 Series
- Instinct Crossover Series
- MARQ Collection
- MARQ Collection (Gen 2)
- quatix Series: 3 / 5 / 6
- tactix Series: 7 / Bravo / Charlie / Delta
Please take a look at the official list of Garmin® smartwatches with structured pool workout support here.
Creating a swim training plan with the Swim Coach app
The Swim Coach App helps you with setting up an effective swim workout plan to enhance your speed and achieve your goals. When creating a new training plan you can define various parameters, like the desired training focus and equipment, to get a plan tailored to your individual needs. To see improvements we recommend to swim at least 3 to 4 times per week with a total distance of 6 km or more per week, e.g. 3 workouts with 2000 m per week.
Instead of setting up your own swim workout plan, you can also choose the Competition Training option. Just select one of the various available competions (e.g. 100 meter sprint or Olympic triathlon and the app will take care of the rest and create a balanced training plan for you.
Helpful resources to train more effectively and swim faster
Are you looking for an app to help keep your motivation to swim high? Download the Swim Coach App now. More other articles on swimming training:
How to swim faster 50 meter freestyle
How to swim faster 100 meter freestyle
How to swim faster 200 meter freestyle
How to swim faster 400 meter freestyle
How to swim faster in a Sprint Triathlon
How to swim faster in an Olympic Triathlon
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