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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.

Mt. Kenya

Not sure why this feature was ever removed and feels like a regressive step in the overall user experience. As other virtual riders will I am sure agree, a Zwift race is very different to a free ride. Losing the ability to tag my virtual rides with these different descriptions means I am less able to easily monitor my training. Please reinstate, thank you!

Mt. Kenya

I honestly don't see the point in this community hub, when all Strava do is take your money and don't listen to or respond to our comments!

Mt. Kenya

I think its so weird you can commute swim, but not race swim. Doesnt make any sense?? You also can't race whilst rowing according to strava, which obviously isnt true!

Mt. Kenya

Also, says we can vote as a reply, but where is this function? 


You can vote with kudos given to the original idea

Pico de Orizaba

It is a fact that people rely on various physical activities such as cycling, running, and walking for their daily commute. However, it is safe to say that swimming to work is not a common practice among commuters. I

t seems reasonable to consider the activity option of triathlon, which entails cycling, running, and swimming, for interested individuals. 


Hey @Soren,

Can we get an update on this? Over a year has gone by on this request (probably more if you count the tickets that came before it) and no news. It’s super frustrating not being able to specify that a swim activity was a race; particularly when it was a part of a triathlon. Super weird to be looking through your Training Log and seeing only the Bike and Run activities highlighted.

Thanks in advance!

Mt. Kenya

Not sure what there is to vote for.... commute makes no sense, race does... just get it done. It's been a while now...

Mt. Kenya

Does seem silly that a rowing workout can only be tagged as a commute 

Mt. Kenya

Strava should make more activities able to do a racez i compete in cross countty skiing and it would be fun to get to mark my races as a race to find them fast and so on. 

Mt. Kenya

Indeed, commute as an option and race not being an option seems like a leftover of a backend mess that was not properly addressed and was just abandoned in the code.

Mt. Kenya

It would be really helpful to add the category 'race' for Backcountry Skiing activities. Ski mountaineering (or skimo) Will be a Olympic discipline and we do races in this sport. 

At the Moment the only category available for 'type of Activity' Is 'commute'. 

Mt. Kenya

very much agree! please add this as an option — seems like a relatively easy thing to do for any activity?!

Mt. Kenya

It would be really great, if the choices of race and workout would be added soon for swimming. Just can agree to all earlier posts, it is especially annoying when logging triathlons or swim-runs or just even a swim race. and technically it really can't be that difficult to do.


Mt. Kenya

i can't hit the 👍, but +1