How to make swimming laps more fun

Lap swimming has great benefits for your health and is very safe but there’s one problem with swimming in the pool every day – it might be boring. Watching patterns on the bottom of the pool and the pool clock is pretty much it. so we’ve decided to look into ways you can make swimming in the pool a little more interesting.


To give your workout a better sense of purpose you can divide your workout into the sets with their specific focus and goals. This makes it more of a mission than an endless lap for hours.

Building sets is an art and a skill but you can find many examples online to start with. You can also read more about the structure of swimming workout in our earlier blog post.


Portable music players changed everything for music lovers but now you can also find mp3 players you can take with you to the pool. If you swim alone and have lots of laps to do, listening to music can be a real lifesaver!

Choose rhythmic, energetic music to give you energy and generate excitement and your workout will be much more fun!

You only need to remember to keep even pace during the workout and not change it with every new song you hear! :)

Focus on details

Long lap swimming workout is also a great moment to focus on things that will help you greatly in the long term and will give you something to think about during the training – technique!

You can obsess over every detail of your stroke, quality of your kick and watch your every movement to perfect your style and make it as efficient as possible. This will make you forget about hours of boring laps and will make you a better swimmer along the way.

Watch your swim buddies

There’s a great culture in Masters clubs to watch others and help each other and we think everybody could use it as an inspiration for their long sessions. During the swim you can look at those who you think are doing a better job in the pool and look for the elements of their technique that help him/her achieve their results.

And then do what great artists do – copy and steal! :)

Let your mind relax with Swimmo

Finally, you can use this time to let your mind relax and daydream a little as water gives us the feeling of being weightless and helps calm your nerves.

To make it possible and still get the job done you can use Swimmo Training Watch and App to count and control your laps and give you feedback via vibrations when your daily goal is achieved. This way you can stop thinking about the swim and just relax after your long day at work.

Learn more about Swimmo Watch and App Features.


Latest swimming technology available for You


Boost your workout with these advanced features

  • Lap and Distance Counting

    Fully automatic and accurate with and without professional turns.

  • PaceKeeper™ Mode

    Set your goal and swim at a predefined pace. Smart vibrations will tell you when you need to speed up or slow down.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring

    Stay in your chosen heart rate zone and burn calories more effectively. Smart vibrations will let you know when you need to push yourself harder or slow your pace down.

  • Real-Time Haptic Feedback

    Swimmo communicates specific actions via unique vibration frequencies.

  • Custom Workout Goals

    Using Swimmo App you can quickly create your own training goals that are best suited for you and your needs. Sync them wirelessly to Swimmo watch from your smartphone.

  • Training History
    (Swim Logbook)

    Simple charts and detailed views of the training sessions are always with you in a dedicated mobile app for Android and iOS.

  • High-Precision Calorie Counter

    Advanced algorithms based on pulse deliver more accurate data about calories you’ve burned.

  • Rotate&Tap™ Technology

    Designed to be easy to use in the water. You don’t need to press any buttons to use your Swimming Training Watch. Simply rotate your wrist and tap the screen to gain full control over your watch.

  • Swimming Community

    Share your swim data with your friends via Facebook and other fitness apps. Compete, compare, and cheer each other on.

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