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oranj
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Can I suggest we have a local legends feature for open water swim segments as we do for cycling and running? I swim many laps of my local lake in the summer https://www.strava.com/segments/9785372 but I'd love to know how I stack up against the really keen swimmers.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Jane
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Moderator

Hello @oranj 

​​Thanks for submitting your idea regarding local legends for swim segments.  It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

StephT
Mt. Kenya

Yes please! I've been hoping for this for a long time! 🙂

Lektronikumuz
Mt. Kenya

Yes, please.

Ella35241
Mt. Kenya

Yes I agree! With the open water swimming courses now available around buoys, segments are able to be created and it would be great to see the work my local peers are putting in and how much I am comparatively doing, just the same as runs and rides.

Sean_Haywood
Mt. Kenya

Yes please, swimming is an important reason I use Strava.

Sean_Haywood
Mt. Kenya

Hi Jane,

How would we know if this request will be taken seriously? Should I put this out to other Swimmers, and if so is there a link that would allow them to vote their agreement? They may not be on the Community forum.

Ella35241
Mt. Kenya

Yes I was thinking the same @Sean_Haywood . Happy to share to various strava swimming groups if it would help.

@Jane I'd appreciate it if we could hear some feedback about why/why not strava would enact this change.

 

Many thanks,

Ella

Lektronikumuz
Mt. Kenya

Strava will hear us when we'll be 2023-2024 people signing here, maybe... 😁

Best,

Remus

Sean_Haywood
Mt. Kenya

Hi Jane,

Are you monitoring this group? I have now posted in our Strava Swim Group of 465 Swimmers. Looks like some activism is required to get this taken seriously. I see Local Legends has now been extended to walking, hiking and Alpine Skiing, surely there are more swimmers on Strava than Alpine Skiers?

Ella35241
Mt. Kenya

Hi Jane,

Similar to @Sean_Haywood 's comment, I've posted in the Strava group Swim England and had lots of support.

If there are reasons why the Local Legends stat works for Alpine Skiing but not Swimming it would be good to hear from you about it.

Looking forward to your response,

Ella

Sean_Haywood
Mt. Kenya

@Ella35241I'm also pestering Customer support.  Strava ticket #2737528 Community forum feedback and Local Legends for Swimmers.

It seems a waste of our time joining these forums if there's no feedback.

Anyway, happy swimming!

Ella35241
Mt. Kenya

Thanks @Sean_Haywood  I'll get on that.

Yes I'm a bit disappointed with strava, especially having so recently subscribed.

 

Happy swimming to you too! Things are starting to get colder over here so would have been doubly interesting to be able to see what numbers gain people the 'local legend' titles through different months of the year in swimming.

Sean_Haywood
Mt. Kenya

We must be in the same Hemisphere Ella, I'm in the UK. Almost time to either don the wettie or go indoors (or a combination fo the two!).  I've got some interest from our Outdoor Swimmer Magazine group on Strava, and have pointed them to this thread. Also, feedback from Strava Admin as follows:

Jimi (Help Center)

Oct 11, 2023, 12:09 PM MDT

Thanks for letting me know, Sean. I will make sure they see this and respond. 
 
Cheers,
Jimi
Strava Support Team

Ella35241
Mt. Kenya

Ah well done @Sean_Haywood !

I've just joined the Outdoor Swimmer Magazine group too.

I pointed people to this thread from Swim England and got plenty likes of my post but none ventured to this thread so far as I can tell. But still support seems to be there should Strava want to almost effortlessly make their platform better?

Yes, I'm up in the Scottish borders so expecting some ice soon!

 

Best wishes

TenuredRadical
Mt. Kenya

Yes yes yes!!