We are now taking orders!

Pace Clocks to be delivered in January.

Order now — your swimmers will thank you!




Swimming revolves around time.

The pace clock is the focal point of swim practice.

And swim practice is at the heart of our sport.

 We’ve made pace clocks great again.

And transformed your phone into your very own personal pace clock.


pace clocks for swimming pools

We’ve re-invented pace clocks by listening to dozens of coaches, swimmers, and triathletes just like you.


Swimnerd Pace Clock Features:

  • It can count up
  • It can count down
  • Bluetooth enabled, it connects to our Swim Practice mobile app which allows you to program any set your heart desires (COMING SOON!)
  • Or, program sets using the simple remote it comes with
  • LED’s made specifically for outdoor viewing are visible from 100 meters away
  • 8 hour external battery life when not plugged in (AC 110~240V)
  • Easily mountable with two screw constructs — as easy as hanging a picture
  • USB port to update clock software for future innovations
  • Ruggedly built to withstand outdoor conditions; have you seen us pour water all over it, without the protective front screen on?
  • Two year manufacturers warranty
  • 30″ x 2.5″ x 12″ (L x W x H)

We wanted to create something for everyone so we’ve made the mobile app to do just that.


Swim Practice App Features:

  • Swim Practice can be used without the swimnerd pace clock as your personal pace clock or can be used to program sets into one of your swimnerd pace clocks.
  • Share your swim practices with your team, teammates, or with the global network of swimnerds
  • Set goals for all events over all courses (SCY, SCM, LCM)
  • Keep track of your yardage, best times, and practice records

We hear you loud and clear, fellow swimnerds.


“Swimnerd is advancing and contributing to the growth of the sport by innovating swimming’s most important training tool: the pace clock. We look forward to a longtime relationship built on interdependence.”

Doug Fonder, President
International Swim Coaches Association

Matt Chrabot

“Great product, this sure is cool.  Tons of triathletes already have waterproof phones and could easily benefit from an app like this.”

Professional Triathlete
2x US National Champion
2x Pan American Champion
USA Triathlon Athlete of the Year
George Mason Swimming Alum

Jim Brinkman

“Swim teams don’t have big budgets. This puts money back in their pockets while improving upon the most important piece of training equipment.”

Special Olympics Swim Coach
x 24 years
Naval Academy Water Polo Alum

Miriam Lynch

“Swimnerd is crafting how swimmers find each other, how they interact with each other, and how they make progress in the sport we all love.”

CEO, Diversity in Aquatics
Howard Swimming Alum

Our Mission:


Create the quintessential swimming ecosystem.


Provide real value through innovative solutions.


Democratize the sport of swimming.



Janelle Atkinson-Wignall

“Budgets are not meant to be broken. Records are. What swimnerd has created will help us in achieving both.”

Head Coach, Stony Brook
2x Jamaican Olympian
7x consecutive Jamaican Swimmer of the Year
University of Florida Alum


Mark Hill

“Bringing the pace clock into the 21st century — it’s simple, intuitive, and cost effective.”

Assistant Coach, Indiana Univerrsity
2012 Olympic Team Coach, Trinidad & Tobago
Owner, Flow Swimming
Maryland Swimming Alum

Ian King

“I hate even wearing a tiny little bracelet, let alone a massive watch, so this app is perfect for me.”

Professional Triathlete
USCG Academy Alum

Mike Murray

“Swimnerd’s commitment to developing high quality training equipment and top of the line innovation to pace clocks is unmatched. We look forward to providing our athletes with the finest technology to enable them to reach their full potential. “

Co Head Coach of Islanders Aquatics
ASCA Level 4 Swim Coach
National Select Camp Speaker & Staff Member
St. Lawrence Swimming Alum

World Champs Trials: Day 3 Thoughts

Events on Day 3 of World Champs Trials: 400 IM 100 Fly 50 Breast 50 Back Day 1 can be found here. Day 2 can be found here. Here are a few thoughts... Leah Smith is taking on the 4IM but not Ledecky; instead, she'll have a rest day before the 400 on Day 4 and the 1500...

read more

World Champ Trials: Day 2 Thoughts

Events on Day 2 of World Champ Trials: 200 Free 200 Breast 200 Back 50 Fly Here are a few thoughts... All eyes will be on Mallory Comerford. If she can tie Katie Ledecky again as she did at NCAA's, the USA 800 Free Relay is going to be nearly unstoppable. Leah Smith...

read more

50’s of Stroke: Peaty & Parity

We've had a fun and open conversation about adding (or not) the 50's of stroke to the Olympic Games. Previous posts can be found here (Big Mistake: IOC Skips 50's of Stroke) and here (50's of Stroke: Part Deux). Sucks to be Adam Peaty Just kidding, it doesn't. The...

read more

50’s of Stroke: Part Deux

The continued dialogue about the 50's of stroke has persuaded me to add some additional thoughts to this important topic. The topic, if you are unaware, is about growing the sport at every level (with special attention to the professional level).  Swimming is Racing...

read more

Big Mistake: IOC skips on 50’s of Stroke

And just like that, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games has 3 new events but, unfortunately, they don't include the 50's of stroke. Rather, the IOC decided to add: Men's 800 Free Women's 1500 Free Mixed 400 Medley Relay The sexist fact that Men and Women swam different...

read more


Water Monsters, LLC (d/b/a swimnerd) is an American product and software development company based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Started by two unabashed swimnerds (Nate Tschohl and George Rector), we couldn’t be more thankful to all the people that have inspired us, educated us, and believed in us.