To manage your team's Record Books, go to Manage Team > Schedule > Record Books.
Adding a new Record Book
To create a new record book, click on the green button labeled Add Record Book.
Record Book Name, Abbreviation and Options
The name and abbreviation of the record book are used to distinguish the record book and make it identifiable from other record books. Examples include team record, pool record, etc.
>>Note: The "Track top N records per event" option can display the top 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 records of each event listed in the record book. Keep in mind, each swimmer (or combination of relay swimmers) can only hold one place per event in the record book at a time. Think of it as tracking which *athlete* holds each spot, not each swim, so athlete's will not be repeated if they beat the record multiple times.
The section with the lock icon contains settings that cannot be modified after the record book has been created. A new record book would need to be created if a selection is made in error:
- Course (pool length) – filters which records will be included based on the pool length.
- Include converted times – if checked, the system will convert times from other pool lengths to include in the record book.
- Match individual records using athlete/event age and gender – determines whether a record that an athlete achieved while in a swim-up event will be displayed under the athlete's age group or the event's set age and gender.
- Allowing records from lead-off relay legs, exhibition swims, and unofficial meets are the last three checkboxes. If lead-off relay legs are allowed, they can make records for equivalent distance and stroke individual events. Lead-off relay legs and exhibition swims are checked by default, and the unofficial meets are not checked.
Now that the record book has been created, it is time to add swim events. The image above shows a fresh Record book with no events listed yet. Click on the name of the record book to start adding events.
Events can be created in two ways: copy events and add events.
Copy Events allows you to use meet templates to import a list of events into your record book. (You can also save the list of events in the Record book as a new meet template.)
Add Event gives you the option to add new events from scratch, for both individual or relay events.
If events seem out of order or you would like to rearrange the record book, you can click on the left hand side of the event with the square dots when a hand icon appears, and drag the event to the new position.