Transition Time

A look at how TritonWear measures Transition Time, what is considered good vs bad, and how to improve it.

What is Transition Time? 

This is the metric most of us consider when measuring transitions. It's the all-encompassing measurement most frequently used in manual calculations. 

How is it measured? 

Transition Time begins from the moment the last stroke enters the water until the end of the push-off for the next split. 

What is a good Transition time? 

As with all time-based metrics, the idea is to complete the full transition as quickly as possible. Check the chart below to find out what range you should be in. 

Typical Transition Time Ranges

Find your preferred stroke and pool length below to see where you sit within the range for your personal overwater speed.

Transition Time

How to Improve Transition Times? 

The key to improving transition time is 3-fold: 

  1. Time your strokes coming into the wall well, so you reduce the glide time prior to initiating the turn 
  2. Progress through the actual changing directions as quickly as possible
  3. Produce as much acceleration as possible coming out of the turn, as you head into your streamline for the underwater portion of the next split.