Meet your new swim coach! MySwimPro is the #1 swimming and dryland training app for swimmers! Get all our tips for how to swim with the MySwimPro app on your Apple Watch.
Whether you’re training alone with our guided workouts, or tracking a Masters swim team practice – the award-winning MySwimPro Apple Watch app will capture it all.
Watch Olympic gold-medalist Cody Miller train with MySwimPro on his Apple Watch:
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How To Use The App:
When you open the MySwimPro app on the Apple Watch, you’ll be presented with a screen showing the following options:
- Swimming Workout of the Day
- Next workout in your swimming training plan
- Load a workout from your phone
- Start a Pool Swim
- Start an Open Water Swim
- Start a Dryland workout
Use the crown to scroll through all of your options.
Load a Workout
Load a workout to your Apple Watch and you’ll be guided through your swim set-by-set. It truly is like a personal coach on your wrist!
Write your own custom workout on your iPhone app for free, or select a workout from the MySwimPro library included in the ELITE COACH subscription.
To load a workout to your Apple Watch, make sure the workout is open and visible on your phone at the same time as the Load from Phone screen is visible on your watch.
Tap the ellipsis (…) at the top right corner of your screen and tap Send to Watch. The MySwimPro Apple Watch app will automatically sync the workout open on the iPhone at that moment. Make sure the workout you’d like to do is open on your iPhone and within range for this pairing process to work.
Once the workout is on the watch you no longer need your phone to do the workout. Feel free to leave it in your locker or swim bag and head straight to the pool to get started.
The watch app will coach you through the loaded workout set-by-set.
On the screen, you’ll see the current set (ex: 6 x 100s fr @ 1:30), your real-time heart rate, distance, total calorie burn, time of day, and current position in the set (rep 1/4) along with the running pace clock for that set. It’s like having a personal coach on your wrist!
Related: Heart Rate Segments with Apple Watch
If you’d like to swim without the worry of running a guided workout on the app, then this mode is for you. Tap Pool Swim on your watch, you’ll simply enter the pool size you’re about to swim in, and start your workout. Tip: You can spin the Digital Crown to select your pool length faster.
While you’re swimming, the MySwimPro Apple Watch App will display your workout time, average 100 pace, real-time heart rate, and cumulative calorie burn. You can pause the workout at anytime by unlocking the screen/water lock (rolling the crown up), and force touch the screen to bring up the menu.
Drill & Kick Mode
When you do a kick set or a drill, it’s often hard for the Apple Watch’s accelerometer to accurately capture your true distance completed during that specific activity.
When you switch the MySwimPro app to Drill Mode, you’ll be able to manually input your total distance kicked or drilled so that your total workout distance is 100% accurate.
Related: Apple Watch App Drill & Kick Mode
Here’s how it works:
- Spin the crown to disable your watch’s water lock
- Swipe to the right and tap Drill Mode
- Kick or Drill
- When you’re done, disable the water lock again and swipe right
- Tap End Drill Mode
- Enter your total kick/drill distance
- Tap OK and resume your swim workout
Similar to Pool Mode, this mode allows you to swim in the open water and will show you real-time heart rate, total swim time, distance, and average 100 pace.
Pausing & Finishing A Workout
To pause or end your workout, turn your watch’s crown up to unlock it and swipe to the right. Tap End to end your workout, or Pause to pause it.
If you’ve loaded a workout and are running a guided swim, the workout will automatically end once you’ve completed the last swim set, so you don’t need to end it manually. You can still end the workout early at any time if you’d like by swiping right.
It’s important to note that the Apple Watch Series 2 and above are water resistant to 50m regardless of if the water lock is on or not. The water lock simply locks the screen so the water doesn’t accidentally activate notifications or functions of the app.
Syncing with Apple Health
Enabling Apple Health permissions is required for MySwimPro to work correctly on Apple Watch. To make sure you’re set up correctly, tap Settings on your MySwimPro profile tab and then Devices & Integrations. The Apple Health toggle should be blue. This will also allow MySwimPro to fill your Activity and Exercise rings!
Also visit your iPhone Settings app and tap on Health. Under Data Access & Devices, tap the MySwimPro app and make sure all categories are turned on.
Starting A Swim With Siri
With Siri, you can start a workout hands free when you get to the pool. Simply say the command:
“Hey Siri, start a workout with MySwimPro in a XX (meter or yard) pool”.
You can also try “Hey Siri, pause the MySwimPro workout.” or “Hey Siri, end the MySwimPro workout.” Check out the video below for a demonstration!
For unlimited workouts and swim training plans right on your wrist, start a free trial of MySwimPro ELITE COACH!