Focus answers the question, ‘’how well did I execute my skills, and where should I focus on getting faster?’’ Skill execution is a balancing act that fluctuates every practice, often sacrificing technique in one area to improve in another. The Focus score summarizes how well you executed your technical skills compared to a benchmark of your own past performances.
What Focus insights does TritonWear show you?
Find Your Focus. Find your focus shows you the focus comparisons. It compares your most recent activity against your previous bests or athletes like you.
Focus Stroke Score. Stroke Scores are weighted by how much time you spent doing each stroke on a given workout. It is an average taken from your phase metrics (overwater, underwater, transitions) for each stroke.
Recommendations. The app displays recommendations for each stroke based on the focus metrics and the phase. For example, it may show ‘’your freestyle is not improving; focus on your transitions, specifically your dive time.’’
Focus Metrics. There are over 30 Focus metrics divided into 3 phases: the transition phase, the underwater phase and the overwater phase. Scores for each stroke and each phase are available.
Focus Overtime. The graph displays all focus scores according to the values retrieved for the stroke selected.
The three phases of swimming Focus metrics are divided into.
As mentioned above, the Focus Score has over 30 metrics divided into 3 phases: the transition phase, the underwater phase and the overwater phase. Each phase is weighted differently because the amount of time spent in each phase varies greatly. Transitions, for example, only amount to about 5-10% of the workout. Overwater and underwater are weighted depending on how much time you spent OW versus UW during training.
20% of the workout to be UW is typical for short-course while for long-course it will be even lower.
Transitions.Turns and push-offs are part of your transitions. In the Focus Score, you’re able to track your performance using these focus metrics: Transition Time, Turn Time, Push Time, Puch Max Acceleration and Push Strength.
Underwater. After the transition phase, we move into the underwater portion of the swim. In the underwater phase, you’re able to track your performance using these focus metrics: Push Depth, Time Underwater, Speed Underwater, Percent Underwater, Max Depth Underwater.
Overwater. Last is the overwater phase. In this phase, you can track your performance using these focus metrics: Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stroke, Stroke Index, Swolf, Overwater Time, Overwater Speed.
Understanding Focus Comparisons.
Focus comparisons measure your most recent activity against your previous bests or athletes like you.
For the ‘’Like Me’’ comparison, the algorithm considers swimmers your speed and height. There is no single person the app uses to compare you with; several users create the model (based on height and speed). When comparing to others, there is a pool size choice between short course or long course; for ‘’Myself’’, the pool size is a constant based on that particular activity pool size.
Why is Focus broken down by stroke?
TritonWear measures skill execution in each stroke relative to how much of your training was spent performing that stroke. The Stroke score is an average taken from your phase scores (overwater, underwater, transitions). It is common for practices to rely heavily on Freestyle. If strokes were not weighed individually, the values would appear high for Freestyle but less for the other strokes. Note that each stroke unlocks after you spend 20 laps performing that stroke.
The app needs a minimum of 5 workouts to build your swimming profile for each stroke type. Several data are required for the algorithm to create your freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly profile. Each stroke impacts Focus Score the same way, regardless of whether 80% of the workout was completed doing freestyle and 20% butterfly.
How do you interpret Focus Score?
Your Focus Score ranges from 0-100.
100+: Amazing. Well done!
80-100: Improving. Keep it Up!
70-80: On track. Look at insights for ways to improve.
Under 70: Needs Improvement. Check the recommendations for more insights.
If your score is hitting 80 or higher, you’re improving your technical skills at an optimal rate. When comparing yourself to others, a score above 80 means your skill execution is better than others your height and speed. Remember that 'eliteswimmers' have the best combination of metrics; they are not necessarily the highest scorers in individual metrics.
Alexandra Petala is the Content Marketing Manager at TritonWear. Before joining TritonWear, Alexandra had created her own company delivering freelance services for lead generation. She also served as the Growth Manager at Just' Geter Done. A former swimming coach and Greek National Champion herself with over 20 years of experience in competitive swimming. Alexandra graduated from the Empire State University with a degree in Business Economics and Marketing.