SwimRadar$2.99 1 of 9
This is the ultimate excuse-killer. This app lists swimming sites near you, listing address, website, phone numbers, the length of the pool and exactly how far it is from your location. Obviously, it's handy if you're traveling and need to get a swim workout in. But you can also discover pools close to home that you didn't know about.
TriEssentialFree 2 of 9
This slick-looking app, full of great photos of triathletes in action, is meant to be a daily source of inspiration for triathletes of all abilities. The app features 365 triathlon tips, as well as numerous inspirational quotes and even tools like a time projector, a race checklist and a place to keep track of your PRs.
First Time Triathlon$5.99 3 of 9
This is a great companion to help you realize your goal of being a triathlete. The app tailors a 12-week training plan based on your fitness level, allows you to log your workouts and learn training tips related to gear, race strategy, nutrition and workout guidelines.
My Tri Swim Coach$1.99 4 of 9
Swimming is the most daunting leg for many triathletes, but this app is the buddy you need. Enter some basic information in about your fitness level and get a custom-made training plan with more than 20 drills, how-to videos, warm-ups and cool-downs, a glossary and more. The app was created by Carrie Jessie, a San Diego-based USA Triathlon-certified coach.
Active.comFree 5 of 9
This app allows you to search and register for triathlon races, camps, clinics and more in Active's directory, as well as browse Active's large library of triathlon content to prepare you for the big day.
TriAllyFree 6 of 9
TriAlly is a handy app to make your triathlon training and racing a little easier. For starters, you can use a workout generator to break a training rut (multiple workouts are offered for each leg based on intensity and length). It also has a calculator to estimate your finishing time at each popular distance, an RSS feed for triathlon content, a race-day checklist and an event search.
TrainingPeaksFree 7 of 9
One of the more respected training logs out there, TrainingPeaks allows you to keep track of workouts in all three legs of triathlon, right down to details like power, speed and distance and even advanced metrics like Training Stress Score (TSS).
Pele$4.99 8 of 9
If you're an Ironman junkie or just wanting to track a friend or relative (or yourself) racing, this app draws in results—both historical and live—of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events. It also introduces a ranking system, where you can compare athletes, whether pro or age-groupers, to one another.