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dsm1891
Pico de Orizaba
Status: Gathering Kudos

As a user who takes part in events and trains swimming, I would like the ability to change the activity type to workout/race.  So that I can better describe what type of activity it was.

Currently, you can only mark a swim activity with the commute activity type (who is commuting via swimming?!). It would be great if you could describe your activity as doing drills (and hence speed will be significantly slower), or race so I can accurately find it in my timeline/Calander.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your idea. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

paulj
Mt. Kenya

Hi Strava product team and kayakers

Here is a suggestion for improving the kayaking activity type with the same tags as those available for running or cycling (Race, Workout, ...). Hoping this should not be a huge development effort.

Thanks

Paul

NickRunBikeMN
Pico de Orizaba

Agree! 

This should be the case for all activity/workout types! 

 Just because someone only hikes (or walks)... doesn't mean they can track their intense training hikes vs casual hikes!  Someone hiking hill repeats up a 10% incline w/backpack... likely could/should be a "WORKOUT" and would be nice to be tracked/recovered as such... vs a casual long hike along a creek with family.

sgowtham
Shkhara

Greetings.

It'd be fantastic to have the option to designate a nordic skiing event as a race.

Thank you,

Gowtham (G)

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sgowtham
Shkhara

Thank you! I will follow this example for subsequent ideas 🙂

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Uomiwon
Mt. Kenya

For running and cycling we have the option to set the activities as "race", "workout" and "commute".  Yet, for swimming the only "activity" option is "commute"... I mean really???🤔. That's kinda dumb.  A swim can certainly be a "workout" or a "race".  The only activity option for yoga is "commute".  Uhm, really... Again, kind of stupid.  Yoga can be "stretching" or "strength training".  I'll bet you haven't really thought about assigning proper activities to any of your new "sport" options either.

hermitofqp
Mt. Kenya

i couldn't agree more @sgowtham , i was disappointed last year that I couldn't note my races in strava to help when I'm looking at my overall training plans in the winter. please strava please!

EduardoSkis
Mt. Kenya

Probably more useful than a “commute” LOL

DC
Mt. Kenya

This would be much appreciated. 

MargoGregory
Mt. Kenya

I agree who swims as a commute?? 🤷🏽‍♀️ I mean swimming is definitely a competitive sport. It’s an Olympic sport for goodness sake and likely one of the popular summer Olympic sports. Not understanding why it doesn’t have the choice of designating as a workout and race from creation and why it’s still not implemented. 🤷🏽‍♀️

ArnoVantieghem
Mt. Kenya

I just finished my first triathlon and as I do with every race I went to give them race-tags so I can find them easily. Swim not having the tag (or any other competitive sport for the matter) is ridiculous, there's no reason to disable this feature.

zecanard
Kilimanjaro

Strava made Commute a global flag that can seemingly be attached to any GPS-based activity, which, I suppose, I can imagine a lightkeeper swimming across a cove to their lighthouse on a promontory every morning. But if we’re going to appeal to niches like that, we may as well make Race a global flag as well. Far more activities exist that can be raced than commuted, and I’m not sure it would look any weirder to have Race available for Golfing than it already does with Commute (yes, Commute-Golfing is a thing—try it 🤣).

Among other oddities, since Hiking is just a sub-type of walking, the Treadmill tag is available for it. Sure, you could mount a video of the PCT on your treadmill, but are you really hiking at that point? Then we have the Indoor tag for Snowshoeing and eMountain Bike Ride, which, yeah.

I understand that these tags were created at a time when Strava only supported Run/Walk/Ride, but with all the activity types available today, it’s way past time they were redesigned. If nothing else though, they sure give me a good laugh.

mark_yarvis
Mt. Kenya

I would second the comment about triathlon.  When I compete, I get three (well 5 really, if you count transitions) activities in Strava.  I can mark Run and Ride as races, but not the Swim segment.  Seriously Strava? 

There should at least be workout and a race tag for Swim.  I'm sure people will be able to come up with others as well (e.g., recreation).

NOBUO
Mt. Kenya

I wholeheartedly agree with adding workout and race to the Swim options as mentioned in this post. Otherwise, I'm having trouble keeping record of Swim for triathlon races and my regular Swim training is also Commute.

kona-coaching
Mt. Kenya

dear all, have been asking via ticket to add Race activity in Swim a while ago,   would be great! i agree, not many are commuting via a morning swim...