Australian recreational swimmers spend more than 10.6 billion minutes in the water per year and they will now have the ability to track that time and engage with other like-minded people, as Swimming Australia proudly launches its new app – iSwim.
Free to download, iSwim allows users to log their swims and track their weekly stats including, distance, heart rate, calories burned and time in the water, not to mention keep up to date on the latest swimming news content.
With the capability of integrating the app to both Apple and Fitbit smart watches, users can simply sync directly to their dashboards to track their fitness goals.
Swimming Australia Chief Executive Officer Leigh Russell said the app was aimed at all ages, all abilities and had no barriers for participation.
“We have a vision to enrich and inspire the nation and iSwim plays a big role in achieving that goal. Through swimming, we want to ‘build our tribe’ of swimmers and connect with those Australians who swim for fitness, health and wellbeing, or just for fun.
“We know there are an estimated 2.9 million Australians who swim at least once a week and more than seven million that swim throughout the year.
“This app is aimed at engaging those people in a meaningful way to motivate and encourage them to swim more often and build life-long connections through digital communities.
“With the ability to tailor programs to suit different levels, we believe iSwim can benefit all swimmers, whether they are young, old, recreational or elite.
“It also aligns with the Sport AUS ‘Find your 30’ campaign which promotes all Australians to get active through 30 minutes of daily exercise,” added Russell.
iSwim provides users with technical advice from members of the Australian Dolphins team and other top swimmers in the community, including James Magnussen and Shayna Jack. Some of Australia's best swimmers will deliver an array of training programs, aimed at fun, fitness and motivation.
iSwim also allows users to create their own virtual squad and connect with friends to create challenges.
Head to the app store and download iSwim.