TritonWear FIT Philosophy: Discover

This swimming release is courtesy of TritonWear, a SwimSwam partner.

It’s often hard to know where to focus first to get faster. We know the right work, in the right quantity and intensity, and at the right time is the fastest way to improve. How can we turn this into actionable steps?

Improving requires a series of steps that you repeat. Setting goals, tweaking, and optimizing your readiness, focus and intensity and adjusting your training.

We developed Focused Iterative Training, FIT, to help you improve in 3 simple steps: track training, find focus, master progress. In this article, we will cover all the best practices in ‘finding focus’ to set you up for success.

 How do you choose what metrics to focus on?

After you spend some time getting to know the Triton Score and how it changes over time you’ll need to dive a layer deeper and understand each metric. First thing is to identify your biggest weakness and analyze how it’s contributing to your overall performance.

Identify the specific metrics you will focus on first. For quick access to insights on each of the metrics identified you can set them up as your ‘’favorite metrics’’. Then set a goal and monitor your focus comparisons.


Focus comparisons measure your most recent activity against your previous bests or athletes like you. When you are looking at compare to ‘’myself’’ you’ll see how you are ranking in each specific metric. Are you improving more than what your typical is for each metric? Are you on track or do you need to focus more on skill execution in each metric?


When you are looking at comparing to swimmers ‘’like me’’ you’ll see how you are ranking in each specific metric in comparison to other swimmers your height and speed. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of swimmers like you will offer you high-value intel you can use to maximize your performance.

Keep in mind that elite swimmers have the best combination of metrics; they are not necessarily the highest scorers in individual metrics. The key is to strike the right balance between metric trade-offs. If for example speed decreases due to an increase in stroke rate, you’ll notice a big drop in DPS. The fastest swimmers will have the highest stroke rate relative to their DPS.

Key Takeaway

Metrics and focus comparisons will offer you great insights into your swimming. You will start seeing patterns in metrics you excel in and identify others you need to improve on. Low scores will offer you the greatest opportunities for improvement. Don’t focus on the score, focus on what you can do to positively impact it.

As swimmers, we often overlook our weaknesses and focus our attention on refining our strengths. There will come a time where optimizing strengths will yield marginal improvements. The best return of investment can be made by identifying and mastering your weaknesses. All you have to do is track your metrics, set realistic goals and strive to outperform yourself every day. Practice will make perfect, and results will follow.

Next, learn: Get FIT with TritonWear, Adjust.

About TritonWear

TritonWear is a technology company developing training solutions for athletes and coaches. The company’s product platform consists of a non-invasive device that calculates a suite of performance metrics and streams that data in real-time to a tablet. Co-founders, Tristan Lehari and Darius Gai, based in Toronto, developed their flagship product while participating in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program. TritonWear was founded in 2014.

This swimming release is courtesy of TritonWear, a SwimSwam partner.

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