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Getting The Most Out of Your Weekly Reports

Optimize your swim coaching with weekly reports to track recovery, effort, skills, and progress for individualized training and team success.

As a swim coach, weekly reports are your window into your team's performance, providing invaluable insights that can shape your training strategies. From tracking recovery metrics to analyzing effort and skill development, these reports offer a comprehensive overview that can effectively guide your coaching decisions.
Whether you have a meticulously crafted seasonal plan or follow an intuitive approach that adapts week-by-week, these reports serve as a feedback loop into your plan. Use them to tailor your training sessions, address areas of improvement, and steer your team to success. In this blog article, we will show you how to do exactly that so you can optimize your coaching approach and keep your team on the right trajectory.


Overview of Team Performance

As mentioned above, weekly reports give you a comprehensive snapshot of your team's performance, covering key areas such as recovery, effort, and skills. This allows you to quickly see how your team is doing without diving into individual athlete data. Let's dig further into each of the insights so that you can better understand the contents of your weekly reports and learn how to make the best use of them.


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The recovery section lets you know how well your swimmers are recuperating between workouts and if they are ready to take on more strain. It takes into account their attendance, athlete status, and training balance to give you a quick summary of how training is going.


Tracking attendance is essential to understanding the commitment, engagement and participation of your swimmers. Consistent attendance and regular use of their Triton units usually coincide with better performance. Swimmers who show up for and track all workouts are more inclined to stick to the training plan, leading to steady improvements. By keeping an eye on attendance you can identify patterns such as which swimmers are frequently missing workouts allowing you to address any potential issue early on. 

In the app, each circle symbolizes a workout, colour-coded to represent the pool type, and the number inside indicates the number of swimmers actively tracking that session. This visual representation allows you to quickly assess participation levels and see which sessions had higher or lower attendance.

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Athlete Status

Athlete status shows if your swimmers are overtraining, undertraining, or training safely, and it also indicates their risk level for injury or illness. How do we do it? We use the acute-to-chronic workload ratio.

This ratio helps you determine whether your swimmers are doing too much too fast, resulting in a higher change in load (above 130% ), or not enough (below 80%), resulting in a lower change in load. Maintaining a balanced workload is essential for preventing injuries and ensuring consistent performance improvement. 

In the app, the Athlete Status is displayed using a pie chart. The chart helps you easily identify how many swimmers are overtraining (red), undertraining (orange), and training safely (green) among your athletes. The unknown portion (gray) indicates swimmers with missing workout ratings.

Athlete Status

The risk level for athletes varies based on the ACWR ratio. Athletes with a ratio close to 80-130% are at low risk, while those further away from this range face moderate to high risk of illness or injury. These insights help you adjust training plans effectively, ensuring your team progresses and minimizes potential risks. Use these insights to keep track of your athletes' workload and help them stay healthy and strong.

Risk level

Training Balance

Training balance helps you understand if your team maintains an effective and balanced training regimen. You can check this balance by looking at 3 key metrics:

  • Intensity vs. Target compares your swimmers' average training intensity to the weekly target. This comparison helps you see how closely they met the desired intensity levels. If there's a significant deviation, you can adjust future workouts to make training more effective. 
  • Volume vs. Target measures the actual weekly training volume against the planned volume. This ensures your swimmers are getting the right amount of training. Both Intensity and Volume targets are set in the app at the beginning of each workout during your planned intensity. Training balance then shows how close your team is to meeting these targets. 
  • Skills vs. Expected tracks how well your athletes are improving their skills compared to the benchmark of 75. This helps in seeing if they did well on their skills last week and making plans for the following week accordingly.

In this example, the swimmers slightly underperformed in intensity (77 vs. 79), slightly exceeded the volume target (76), but maintained a good focus on skills. By monitoring and adjusting these factors, you can optimize your athletes' performance and development.

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Weekly reports effort

On the effort side of the weekly report, we provide a summary that shows whether the week was predominantly focused on recovery, aerobic, threshold or speed work. This allows you to assess whether your training plan aligns with the current phase of the season, ensuring your team is progressing as expected.

The pie chart will show how closely the actual training aligned with your planned distribution. By seeing the breakdown of how much recovery, aerobic, threshold and speed work was done, you can gauge training effectiveness and identify areas needing adjustment. This detailed view allows you to make informed decisions to optimize your team's performance and ensure that each energy system is being properly trained. 


Workout types effort

Individual Session Cards

Below the weekly summary, you'll find the individual session cards for each workout run during the previous week. You can see if swimmers adhered to the intended focus and trained the correct energy systems or if they spent more time in zones they were not supposed to.

In detail, the information you will get with each session card is as follows:

  • The number of athletes in that workout
  • Deviation from the planned intensity
  • Training zone distribution vs what was planned
  • Volume and rest compared to the plan
  • And the average Triton score for the athletes 


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Reviewing these insights provides a snapshot of how the workout unfolded: the attendance, adherence to planned intensity, time spent in each training zone, and whether the workout aligned with the intended intensity. This analysis helps identify discrepancies between the planned and actual workout execution, highlighting areas where some tweaking may be needed either in athlete training or in setting more accurate planned intensities.


Weekly reports skills

The skills insights provide a detailed analysis of your team's technical development. This analysis includes a summary, stroke breakdown, highest and lowest metrics per stroke, and a drill-down of all metric skills.


Stroke Breakdown

The summary offers a snapshot of what you worked on most last week (compared to the last 90 days). Then, the pie chart next to it breaks down the percentage of volume for butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and kick. This breakdown helps you assess if you're adequately targeting all four strokes and kick work in your training.
Workout type

Highest and Lowest Metrics

While analyzing the breakdown of each swimming stroke, pay close attention to the highest- and lowest-scored metrics. The results may be influenced by the training focus of that particular week.

For instance, during a taper week, you may expect the Stroke Rate to be high, whereas in a recovery week, speed metrics like Speed Underwater may be lower. Understanding the context behind these fluctuations can help you make more informed decisions when planning your training sessions to address specific areas of improvement for your team. 

Worst and best skill

Detailed Skill Metrics Breakdown

The skill drill-down shows your athletes' performance across 20+ different skill metrics. It is separated into three phases: underwater, overwater, and transitions (turns), and it compares your swimmers' performance this week to their typical performance.

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When you see metrics highlighted in blue (score 75 and above), it indicates that your athletes improved compared to their averages this last week. This allows you to celebrate progress and reinforce positive behaviours.

On the other hand, when you notice metrics highlighted in red (score below 75), it signals areas where athletes may need to focus their efforts to enhance performance. By identifying these areas, you can tailor training to address specific skill deficiencies and help swimmers reach their full potential.

Don’t forget to pay attention to the percentages below each score associated with each metric, as they indicate the degree of improvement or regression.


Athlete Details Card

Weekly reports athlete details

The Athlete Detail card provides a quick summary of each swimmer's week, including their progress and training efforts.
Training Zone Summary

At the top of the card, you'll find how much time each athlete spent in zones one through five. This visual allows you to swiftly evaluate the balance of their training efforts across various intensities and observe how differently athletes execute the same workouts. Coaches find value in using this tool to identify swimmers who may be spending excessive time in pink and red zones, or pushing themselves too hard and entering higher intensity zones unnecessarily.

Directly below the training zone bars, you'll find a comparison of the planned versus the actual number of recovery, aerobic, threshold and speed workouts for each swimmer.

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Activity and RiskSummary

The activity and risk summary sections provide key metrics such as attendance, load and volume.  Monitoring these metrics allows you to track workout consistency, and manage workload effectively to prevent overtraining or undertraining. 

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Critical Swim Speed & Skills Snapshot

Below the activity and risk summary, you'll find Critical swim speed changes over the last 90 days. This metric goes beyond speed improvements; it highlights if enough threshold work has been done in each stroke to improve the swimmer's critical swim speed. By selecting different stroke types, you can examine the changes in Critical Swim Speed as well as the most and least improved metrics for each stroke. The best and worst metric helps you pinpoint the athlete's strengths and areas that may require more attention. 

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The Athlete Detail card offers a great opportunity for one-on-one conversations with athletes, helping you to review progress, address concerns, and set goals collaboratively.


Weekly reports help you optimize training by providing quick and detailed insights into your team's recovery, effort, and skills. They save you from sifting through individual data and enable you to adjust workouts and plans to keep athletes on track.
Use these reports for one-on-one meetings, group discussions, or conversations with parents to ensure everyone is aligned and focused on achieving the team's goals. By effectively using your weekly reports, you can enhance your coaching strategy, track athlete progress, and ensure your team continuously improves and reaches its full potential.

Alexandra Petala

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.

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