USMS members will be able to track their workouts and compete with each other on the Swim.com platform
The partnership will allow USMS members to log their workouts in Swim.com's app and track their swims through the platform's seamless integration with multiple wearables and smartwatches.
"Swim.com is a great platform to set goals, track your training, and compare stats with teammates and friends," USMS CEO Dawson Hughes said. "The convenience of automatically capturing my swims using a wearable adds motivation, whether swimming with my Masters club or training independently while traveling."
Swim.com syncs with the most popular wearables that support swimming, including Apple Watch, Garmin, Samsung Galaxy, Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 Pro and the new Galaxy Watch Active, as well as Android wearables. The app also features more than 1,000 built-in swim workouts that can be customized and downloaded directly to the swimmer's watch for interval by interval guidance while swimming.
"Swim.com is a leader in the swim tracking space, and we see some great opportunities to engage swimmers in completely new ways, especially as we think about Swim.com's leaderboard and virtual competition capabilities," Hughes said. "This initial integration is just the beginning, and we have some really exciting features for swimmers that we'll be launching throughout 2019 and into 2020."
The agreement builds upon USMS's relationship with Spiraledge, the parent company of Swim.com and long-time USMS partner SwimOutlet.com. As part of the partnership, Swim.com has added more than 1,300 USMS clubs to its platform, allowing non-USMS members to discover USMS clubs they may be interested in joining, and giving USMS members the ability to connect and compete with each other.
"We're excited that Swim.com will be featured as the official training platform for U.S. Masters Swimming and its thousands of swimmers across the country," said John Anthony, President of Swim.com and CIO, Spiraledge. "The USMS membership is a perfect fit for the global swim community that we are building on Swim.com. We're excited to offer U.S. Masters Swimming members this unique integration, allowing members and clubs to compete and train with each other - no matter where they swim and what their specific training goals might be."
The integration between Swim.com and USMS is currently available to all USMS members and is accessible on the USMS site.
About U.S. Masters Swimming
U.S. Masters Swimming encourages adults to enjoy the health, fitness, and social benefits of swimming by providing more than 2,000 adult swimming programs and events across the country, including open water and pool competitions. USMS's nearly 65,000 members range from age 18 to 99 and include swimmers of all ability levels. USMS, a nonprofit, also trains and certifies coaches and provides online workouts, a bimonthly member magazine, monthly newsletters, and technique articles and videos at usms.org.
Swim.com is the most advanced swim workout and training platform available for swimmers. With its proprietary swimming algorithms available on the Apple Watch, Samsung or any Android WearOS wearable and its integration with Garmin, swimmers can connect, compete and conquer their goals. Swim.com was born from its parent company's dedication to technology and healthy living, both at the heart of its company culture and philosophy.
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