Swim Coach – Swimming Training - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

I have been coding for quite some time before I started developing Swim Coach. My first contact with it was about 20 years ago. At that time, I was mainly interested in game programming. Later, my interest changed to artificial intelligence. And since 8 years coding is also a big part of my main profession as one of the founders of sublimd, a healthtec company.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The biggest challenge was keeping the app up to date with the latest technology and meeting the ever-changing Play Store and App Store requirements.

Swim Coach was first released in 2017 and over time has been translated into 8 languages. Today, Swim Coach is one of the most popular apps for swimming and triathlon training, with over 200,000 downloads.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

I really like Duolingo - a language learning app - for for its friendly owl and the simplicity of the user interface. Lately, I've also been using Ghostfolio - a portfolio tracker app - on a regular basis. Again, I like the clear design of the app, but also the great portfolio analyses.

How long have you been working on this app?

I started developing Swim Coach in the fall of 2017. At first, I had developed the app only for my own use. I never thought that so many other swimmers and triathletes would use it later.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

I've loved swimming for a long time, but always found it challenging to motivate myself for longer swim workouts after work. Often I would set out to swim a certain distance, but then stop the workout early because I had had enough and was getting bored. At some point I realized that the motivation is much higher when the swim workouts are structured and varied. But since planning is time-consuming, I wanted to develop an app for it. Later, other considerations came into play: How can I get the maximum training effect out of each swimming session?

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

What sets Swim Coach apart from other apps is the level of personalization in workout planning. There are a lot of apps that provide training plans, but often these standard plans didn't fit my needs:

For example, the plan calls for a 2500m workout, but I only have time for a short workout. Or the workout is scheduled for a 50m pool, but I only have access to a 33m pool.

With Swim Coach, a lot of parameters can be customized: Training focus, distance, equipment, length of the pool and many more. The app then provides a personalized workout for these exact needs.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We have just finished the French version with the help of two dedicated Swim Coach users. In addition to Garmin smartwatches and the Apple Watch, more smartwatches will be eventually supported and the functionality of the smartwatch apps will be expanded.

In addition, more good exercises will be continuously integrated into the app, so that the workouts become even more exciting and effective.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

If you have ideas how to make the app better, please tell us about it via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Of course, we do not mind if you recommend the app to your friends or leave a nice review in the Play / App Store if you are satisfied :-)

Swim Coach – Swimming Training

About App:
Available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish and German.

Take your swimming to the next level with smart personalized workout plans.

Whether you are preparing for your next triathlon or swimming competition, or just want keep yourself in shape, this app will help you improve your swimming and increase your fitness. Just enter the desired swimming distance, number of workouts and training focus and the friendly panda trainer will create a personal and fun workout for you.

Keep track of your swim trainings with the integrated workout log.

Suited for triathlon, competitive swimming athletes and any ambitious swimmers.

Create single workouts tailored to your personal needs or full workout plans with the aim to make you swim faster.

Swim Coach (Free)
• Create personalized swimming training sessions
• 40+ attractive exercises swimmers and triathletes
• Choose from four training focus (allround, technique, breathing and endurance)
• Direct links to instruction videos on Youtube
• Share your workouts via email for easy printing
• Send your workouts to a compatible Garmin smartwatch or to an Apple Watch
• Track your trainings in the workout log and see charts of your training progress
• Let the panda coach remind you of your next workout
• Suitable for swimming and triathlon

Swim Coach Gold Features
• 260+ attractive exercises for swimmers and triathletes
• Select your training gear (pull buoy, paddles, finger paddles, fins, kickboard) and the panda coach will choose suitable exercises for you
• Log your 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m swimming times and track your progress with the integrated workout log
• Log your own trainings (distance and time for 50, 100, 200, or 400 m/yd)
• See your automatically calculated critical swim speed (CSS) and your training zones

Please let us know how we can improve your swim and triathlon training even further and send your feedback on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/swimcoachgold) or via email ([email protected])!

Thank you.
Your Swim Coach Team

Categories: Sports

Date: August 26, 2022

Developer: Reto Kaul

About developer: Swim Coach was first released in 2017 and over time has been translated into ... Read more

Website: https://swimcoachapp.com/


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