COLORADO SPRINGS – Success in swimming can be measured by a variety of achievements, from faster lap times to longer distance milestones. And like all competitive sports, one of the most satisfying parts is bragging about your exploits to likeminded members of the swimming community.
With Deck Pass, the new mobile application from USA Swimming, organizing and sharing these achievements with fellow swimmers and coaches is easier than ever. Deck Pass harnesses the power of social media such as Facebook to help keep track of and share your lap times with family and friends.
You don’t have to be a serious competitor to benefit from the app; swimmers of all skill levels can connect with other swimmers, track personal times in the app’s virtual logbook and set goals for the season with Deck Pass.
“USA Swimming has long had the ability to track our members’ swimming times and rankings,” said Jim Fox, USA Swimming Marketing Manager. “Deck Pass now gives us the opportunity to use that data in a way that is exciting, fun and beneficial for swimmers. We’ve created an easy way for swimmers to connect digitally while also tapping into the importance of what goal-setting and achievement means to swimmers.”
Deck Pass provides encouragement in the form of digital patches for each accomplishment you make in the pool, from a new record time to entering a new event. Additionally, coaches can create custom patches for their swimmers to recognize individual achievements.
Deck Pass truly offers something for everyone.
Deck Pass is currently available only for the iPhone, but an Android version will hit markets later this year.
Originally posted on www.swimmingworldmagazine.com.