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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

Still a thing that should be possible. Really weird it's not a setting for this activity.


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

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

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

Mt. Kenya

Agreed.  We need a Skimo sport option.  As the person who started this thread says Skimo is now an olympic sport.  At the very least there should be a “Race” category.  Thank you!

Mt. Kenya

Thanks for the suggesting! I reached out to strava wondering if it was a bug that race/ workout is not a global flag since "commute" is. It seems it not a bug so it should definitely be something they should make as a global flag for all sport types for all the reasons mentioned above!

Mt. Kenya

Also for virtual rides this would make more sense