SWOLF is short for "Swimming Golf"
SWOLF Score = Lap Split + Stroke Count
Your SWOLF score is a rough measure of efficiency, and is calculated per-length as the sum of the time it took you to swim the lap, and the number of strokes it took you to swim it.
- A lower SWOLF score is generally better, since you are going faster with fewer strokes (like a lower golf score is better).
- SWOLF isn't everything: depending on your technique goal, it may be better to look at time and stroke count separately.
- SWOLF Scores are normalized to a 25 meter pool so you can compare them independent of pool length.
Related: Distance Per Stroke