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Pool Swim


Track your pool swimming activities with your Garmin FR230, FR235 and FR630. </p><p>Read the user guide for more information</p><p>Get support per email or by posting in this garmin forum thread

What’s New

v4.8 minor fixes.

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
Average Rating: (207 Ratings)

Emma Tudor
December 9, 2018

Great information screens when swimming and paused but distance doesn't copy to Garmin Connect, if you pause the time keeps running and the final time does not copy to connect - about 10 seconds difference.

Valtteri Salmijärvi
December 3, 2018

It works well! First when I test it and I haven't read your istructions, i think that this is bad. After I read instructions i understan how it works and now I thin wow it is nice! But please fix it to show the full lenight on garmin connect! My friends wont see on my profile how much I have swam ;) You will get five stars when this is fixed

December 1, 2018

The app it's ok, but, why i don't see the total distance in garmin connect?

November 20, 2018

The only app I actually use in my Forerunner 230. So... Best app ever! Love it.

Jaap Francke
November 8, 2018

I tried the app for the first time this morning on my ForeRunner 235. And it works nicely: it counted the number of lengths I did, which was my basic requirement. Cool, no need to buy an expensive watch! I do believe important it's importnat to read the manual! Some points of attention: - In Garmin Connect you don't get to see the distance automatically in the field where you would expect it. You have to open the details of your activity and then you see the actual distance you did. I believe it is a limitation that the app-developer can't resolve. I updated the distance in Garmin Connect Manually - When you pauze your activity, the app doesn't pauze the elapse time for the activity. - Heart-rate capturing didn't work that well. Next time I'll try to put my watch more tight. I think it's the water that made the heart rate tracking fail. I recommend it!

Allan Haydock
November 7, 2018

Like the other reviews here the distance isn't updated to reflect the laps done, seems like a very basic issue but one most required by users. I also couldn't workout how to change the lap length, it may be changeable but it isn't obvious.

October 31, 2018

Installed on my Forerunner 235 in Jan 2017. Still totally inaccurate distance reading, hasn't improved from first version and I'm talking over 33% inaccurate. Ignore what the developer says, there is no way to tweak this app. Anyway, it should work, period and I'm not really sure what the point is if it won't overwrite distance field in IQ connect. It's about time Garmin had an app for swimmers which actually works !!

Developer Reply
October 31, 2018, danielp27

Take it easy, stress is so unhealthy, specially if you haven't been swimming lately ;)

ricardo pires maciel
October 24, 2018

its not perfect, but taking into the limitations imposed by Garmin it ends up doing well. Congratulations on your commitment and lets pray for Garmin to unlock the synchronization limitations

October 23, 2018

Still doesn't save the distance. Please fix it! Otherwise it works well.

DESIRAT Philippe
October 19, 2018

The app works well, but doesn't save the distance, neither the speed.. In French : L’application fonctionne bien ....sauf pour la sauvegarde (Save) de la séance les informations inscrites sur ma FORERUNNER235 , distance temps et les différents intervalles disparaissent !!!!!!!!

Guillaume Piedigrossi
October 12, 2018

The app works well, but doesn't save the distance, neither the speed...

September 5, 2018

Das ist die einzig gute App für das Bahn schwimmen, aber bitte fixe doch die App. Während des Schwimmens wird alles aufgezeichnet auch die Distanz, aber beim Speichern und Hochladen auf Garmin wird überhaupt nichts übertragen. Alle Daten sind auf 0. Das ist wirklich sehr schlecht, mein Alkoholkonsum hat deutlich zugenommen.

Nicky Phillips
August 23, 2018

Been using this app on my forerunner 235, great for me, records my distance and time. The problem is my last 2 swims have not recorded my distance when saved, any ideas anyone?

August 13, 2018

It doesn't works on my FR 235. Bad for my distance, no pace, nothing..... Just now clear from my phone -never ever again....

August 12, 2018

I synchronised this app with my phone and is didn't transmit data about distance which I swam. Only total time and time on pace. I upset. Bad app. I don't advise it.

Tim Bernaerdt
August 9, 2018

Great app to get a swimming functionality on a forerunner 235, which it by default doesn't have. When following the manual and especially pausing when you stop, it registers just fine. Keep up the good work !

Noah Zark 🐰
August 8, 2018

I was really looking forward to using this on my Forerunner 230, but throughout the swim I could feel the watch counting extra laps as I was swimming along (breaststroke in a 25m pool). Using my manual finger lap counter I know I swam 2,650m but the app recorded 7,400m, nearly three times the distance.

August 1, 2018

Works well on my 235 - shame it can’t use the native Garmin data fields but if Garmin say no then not much to do

July 31, 2018

Works pretty fine on my Forerunner 235! It's important to follow the manual though.

Kris Van Mol
July 14, 2018

Only time, no distance in FR 230

July 8, 2018

La aplicación esta bien por eso le doy 3 estrellas. Podría ser mucho mejor si se sincronizara la distancia automaticamente ya que cuando terminó de nadar no se guarda la distancia. Otro apunte importante es que en la pantalla principal de datos hay 4 campos, de 2 en 2 repetidos, no se para que..., podrían ser 4 campos de la siguiente manera: pulsaciones, tiempo de natación, hora y distancia. Tomar nota para actualizaciones que entonces día he sería una muy buena aplicación.

July 5, 2018

Marche très bien pendant l'activité mais lorsque j'enregistre cela me met le temps d'activité mais pas la distance (forerunner 230)

Federico Vieytes
July 2, 2018

muy buena aplicacion hay que leer las instrucciones para no tener problemas

June 28, 2018

Funciona muy bien. Por un problema de Garmin, la distancia hay que introducirla manualmente

June 19, 2018

I have a Forerunner 235 and have been using this as I have started swimming recently and thought it'd be great to start tracking these workouts. If you follow the developer's instructions, the app works very well. I've only had a couple of instances where I've had to slow down and "manoeuvre" around people where the app counted additional laps. As the developer says, make sure you pause your workout if you're going to do anything that isn't swimming like taking a break or adjusting goggles.

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