Compatible devices with the Swimmingly mobile app

iOS devices compatible with Swimmingly mobile app version 11 (2023-24) and Android devices compatible with the Swimmingly Timer app version 11 (2023-24).

Given That

I am a swim meet volunteer

I Want to

See what devices are compatible for the following roles on the Swimmingly app: Starter, Scorekeeper, Timer, & Stroke & Turn Judge (or Head Referee)


See the supported devices for Swimmingly (iOS) and Swimmingly Timer (Android) for Swimmingly Version 11. 


Did you know? Swimmingly is cross-platform and can run iOS and Android devices within the same swim meet running the Starter, Scorekeeper, Timer(s), and Judge/Referee roles.

  • We recommend that your device being on the latest supported version of your device's OS.
  • Please ensure that you have downloaded Swimmingly version 11.x.x
  • Current version of Swimmingly (11.x.x) is not compatible with previous versions: 10.x, 9.x, etc.


"Should I buy a bunch of devices to serve as 'dedicated lane timers' for my club?"

  • No - we strongly discourage, and have always strongly discouraged, buying "dedicate devices" for your club. We offer this recommendation after working with thousands of clubs for over a decade. Here's why:
    • Everyone has an iOS or Android device in their pocket. In other words, everyone has what it takes to volunteer, already. This has been our message of simplicity since 2014.
    • The app is free to download for volunteers and easy to learn. Trust your volunteers - they will take ownership of this process if you educate and encourage them! This is how you democratize running a swim meet, and avoid relying on one key meet director.

    • Buying devices is an unnecessary cost to your club. Don't do it. 
    • Folks keep their primary device up to date on a regular basis...because they use it everyday!
    • "Dedicated devices" stored between seasons are forgotten, lost, have to be updated/maintained - and usually at the last minute. Remember, updating the OS can take 20-30 minutes. Not fun when the meet is supposed to start.
    • You know your aquatics director who left your organization after last season? They have the password to your "dedicated devices" and forget to tell you what that password is. Now, the meet is starting, and you're locked out of your devices.
    • Folks already know how to use the device in their pocket...because they use it everyday!
    • Don't over-engineer the process - embrace the simplicity and trust that your volunteers know how to use their personal device!

"A volunteer told me they don't want their personal device that close to the water, do you have any recommendations?"
    • Yes, have them use one of the provided lanyards to secure their device and loop it around their neck, just like a regular ole stopwatch!
    • Encouragement goes a long way for new volunteers - chances are they already use their phone around the pool all summer. Educate & encourage!

"I find it easier to collect all the devices to help setup Swimmingly before the meet - how do I approach this process effectively/tactfully?"

    • The legacy setup process from Swimmingly v9.x and prior has been completely eliminated - so there is no hardware setup of any kind. Just ask volunteers to come huddle their device when you're ready.
    • Instruct volunteer timers to connect their phone to any available WiFi on your pool deck (if there isn't any, that's ok, don't worry. Read more about the app's flexibility here). So, aside from just the WiFi, the app is also using any cellular and Bluetooth connection simultaneously & interchangeably to maintain connection with each device.
      • "Ok timers, connect your phone to our pool's WiFi (it probably already is!). If we don't have WiFi available, that's ok!"
    • The best part is that each device can connect using any available WiFi - even different WiFi for different devices - it doesn't matter! 

Swimmingly® v11 Mobile App (iOS)

iOS versions supported

iOS 14, 15, 16, & 17

We recommend being on the latest major version of iOS that your device supports.

Device Compatibility List for the following roles: 


  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)

We do not recommend the iPhone SE (1st generation) or the iPod (7th generation). They will no longer be supported upon our next major release after summer 2024.

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (All generations)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (All generations)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
  • iPad (6th generation or newer)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and newer)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and newer)
  • iPad (5th generation) *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad
  • iPad Air 2 *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad 
  • iPad mini (4th generation) *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad 

The Swimmingly® Mobile App is also Android compatible for the TIMER role. Please see "Swimmingly® Timer Mobile App (Android)" section in article for Android compatibility devices.

Device Compatibility List for the following roles: 


Please note - any compatible iOS iPad is required to run the Scorekeeper role. The following iPads support iOS 14-17 & are compatible with Swimmingly® version 11.x.x:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (All generations)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (All generations)
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch 
  • iPad Pro 9.7-inch 
  • iPad (6th generation or newer)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and newer)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and newer)
  • iPad (5th generation) *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad 
  • iPad Air 2 *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad 
  • iPad mini (4th generation) *Note: this is the lowest performance iPad 

Swimmingly® Timer v11 Mobile App (Android)

Android versions supported

Android 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (latest version)


Most late-model devices that support Android 9-14 are supported by Swimmingly Timer version 11.x.x and, due to the wide array of brands available, are too numerous to list (or confirm specific support).

Please ensure compatibility when completing your Blueprint for Success (test your device on Swimmingly Timer)!


We recommend the following manufacturers (and devices within each manufacturer may vary in performance):
  • Samsung
  • Google
  • Motorola
  • A known issue with a previous version of Swimmingly on some Samsung "S" and "A" models has been resolved in the current Swimmingly Timer v11. The resolution was categorical to the Samsung models affected, including but not limited to:
      • (Samsung) S23+, S23, S 23 Ultra, S22, S22+, A 54 Z Fold4, S10, A20, A23, A13

The following Android manufacturers have chosen specific cost-cutting measures in the hardware onboard their devices. We have classified these two manufacturers separately because the majority of their models fall into this category. Below are known models/lines from these manufacturers that are not compatible with the Swimmingly Timer app, and may not be limited to:

  • TCL: 40, 30, and 20, 10 series
  • OnePlus: Nord series

Onboard hardware of their later model devices may improve, however, we recommend sticking with the three primary Android manufacturers (Samsung, Google, Motorola).