Once you've set up your records book, you can add records to your record book in two ways:
- Manually adding records
- Searching meets for records
» Note: if you have not set up your record books ➞ See our Help Center article about Creating a Record Book.
Covered in this Article:
- Record Books Location
- Manually Adding Records
- Searching Meets for Records
- Record Search VS Manual Creation
- Excluding Records
- Displaying Records on your Website
- Including Records in Meet Maestro Meets
- Records Report
Record Books Location
To add records, go to Manage Team > Schedule > Record Books, then select the record book you'd like to add records to.
Manually Adding Records
If your team has records that are not attached to a past meet within your SwimTopia site, you will need to manually add these records.
» Note: We are considering file import support in a future release. We will update our documentation and announce this addition when released. No ETA on this at this time.
To manually add a record, click on the "+ Add Record" link in the grey box on the right side of the event in the record book.
This will bring up a window to set the date, record time, pool length, record holder, etc. The Date can be just the year or as precise as the exact day. The official time will automatically format the input and will be displayed on the record book as the converted time if it is a record from a different pool length with a * icon next to it. If the record was set to the current season, a star icon will appear next to the date on the display.
If the record needs to be adjusted, just click on the pencil icon next to the time. If a record needs to be removed, there is a trash icon in the edit window at the bottom.
Searching Meets for Records
To have the system search the swim history of the team database, just click the Find New Records button on the top left side of the record book, under the record book summary.
The layout for finding new records consists of three options: All Dates, Selected Season, and Custom Date Range.
➧ All Dates will find meets from the entire history of the swim team.
➧ Selected Season will find meets from the season selected.
➧ Custom Date Range will find meets between the start and end time specified by you.
You can also choose either All Meets, Home Meets, Away Meets, or select particular meets to be included in the search for records.
» Remember: when searching for new pool records, be sure to only select home meets; otherwise results from away meets will be suggested too.
When picking meets, the list will show the date, name, and course of the meet. Depending on the record book settings, some meets will not be available to add.
Once the meets have been chosen, click "Find," and a list of eligible records will appear, with the option to add them to your record book or exclude them.
To add a record: you can click the "Add" button for each record or the "Add All Records" button at the bottom of the list.
Record Search VS Manual Creation
If a record shows up that you do not want to add to the record book, and you do not want it to appear in any future search results for that record book, click the "Exclude" button when that record shows up in the list of found records. The record will be excluded and listed in the Exclusions tab at the top of the record book.
If you change your mind and want to allow the record to be part of the record book, find the record in the Exclusions tab, then click the pencil icon on the exclusion and delete it with the trash icon. This will clear the exclusion and add the record to the book if all records were added in the automatic finding process.
Displaying Records on your Website
This feature is available to our Premium customers.
After adding your records to your record books ➞ See our Help Center article Records Snippet to learn how to display them on your website for your members to see.
Including Records in Meet Maestro Meets
If you are using our meet management tool, Meet Maestro, to run your meets, you will have the option when merging to include your records for display in your meet.
➞ See the Designate Readiness to Merge Entries section of our SwimTopia Meet Entries - Ready to Merge article for where you make this selection.
➞ See the Meet Maestro Results Entry article to see how records are displayed in Meet Maestro.
You can generate a report for any record you have created from your Reports tab > Athlete Performance > Records
I very much appreciate the new records system and am happy this feature was added. I did run into one problem though. Swimmers who are older and set records in a "younger" age group because of the age group "age-up" date. For example, in the YMCA, the age up date is Dec. 1 of each year. As a result, a swimmer may be 10 on Dec. 1 but may turn 11 before the end of the season in March. As a result, since they compete in the 9/10 age group, they can set records in the 9/10 age group even if they are 11.
I set the record by event age, not athlete age, thinking that would solve the problem, but it didn't.
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