SwimTopia's meet management application, Meet Maestro, provides teams with added flexibility to manually enter splits and reaction times to track how an athlete or relay team progresses at each lap throughout their event. This data is automatically transferred to a team's SwimTopia site when the meet is complete and is also included in results file exports for teams using other swim software.
>>Note: Teams that utilize another meet management system to run the meet can include splits in their results file to upload into the meet in their SwimTopia site as well.
Covered in this Article:
- What is a Split?
- What is the Reaction Time?
- Importing Splits into SwimTopia
- Splits Display in Your SwimTopia Site
- Relay Lead-Off Legs
- Reaction Times
- Updating Splits & Reporting
What is a Split?
The term “splits” is usually applied to two related but distinct concepts: relay legs and splits. An individual event can have multiple splits if the event distance includes more than one touch of a pad. For relay events, each athlete swims for a leg, which has its own time associated with it. Additionally, for longer relays, a relay leg can also include splits.
What is the Reaction Time?
A reaction time is measured by a special starting block to measure the time between the start and the feet leaving the block, or in the case of a relay, the time between the previous relay leg touching the pad and the next athlete’s feet leaving the block.
Importing Splits into SwimTopia
- Imports from HY3 or SD3 meet results files will include splits data.
- Meet results transferred from Meet Maestro will include splits data.
- MDB imports currently include Relay Legs, but not splits data. (planned for future release)
Splits Display in Your SwimTopia Site
When a meet is completed and results are transferred from Meet Maestro back to the meet in the team's SwimTopia team management interface (or uploaded if using another meet management application), the splits (if included) will be available to view in the following locations:
- Parent/Athlete View: On an athlete's My Account > Swim History (if "Include Splits" is selected from the Display Options)
- Admin/Coach View: On an athlete's profile in People > Athlete Swim Results Table
- Admin/Coach View: On the meet results in Schedule > [Meet Name] > Results > Browser
>>Note: Splits will display in the course (pool length) configured on the Meet Details screen.
① Parent/Athlete View: Athlete Swim History
➧ My Account > Swim History
Everyone with an account has access to their athlete's swim history under their My Account page. This page is accessed thru the upper right menu from any screen.
The data displayed in the table is configurable from within the Display Options.
When the option to Include splits (if available) is selected in the Display Options, splits will show up on the overall best times screen for results that have them entered:
And when you click into a specific event, splits that have been entered are also displayed on this Event times screen, providing a historical view per event:
② Admin/Coach View: Athlete Swim Results Table
➧ People > Select Athlete > Swim Results Table
If they have been entered, splits are displayed in a popover shown when hovering over a time in the athlete's profile.
③ Admin/Coach View: Browser View of Results
➧ Schedule > [Meet Name] > Results > Browser
If entered, splits are also displayed when hovering over a time in the Browser view of the Results.
➧ Individual Event Results Example
➧ Relay Event Results Example (multiple splits per leg)
When each leg has multiple lap splits, we show both the lap and leg splits.
➧ Relay Event Results Example (legs only)
If there is only 1 split per leg, the Lap column is omitted to save space.
Relay Lead-Off Legs
Lead-off Relay Legs are automatically imported and will show up in most places where Individual Results are accepted, such as meet entry times, record books, reports, etc. In most cases, an option is provided to control whether or not relay lead-off legs should be included.
For example, these will show up under "Best Times" and "All Times" in the detail page for an athlete.
>>Note: If you mouse over an event like the 100 Freestyle or 100 Individual Medley that have split data, those splits are shown in the pop-up window.
To reiterate, a reaction time is measured by a special starting block to measure the time between the start and the feet leaving the block, or in the case of a relay, the time between the previous relay leg touching the pad and the next athlete’s feet leaving the block. If a reaction time is available it will be shown.
>>Note: The examples below mimic the view you will see when in the athlete's profile screen or on the browser view of the meet results.
➧ Example: Relay with multiple splits per leg, plus reaction time per leg
>>Note: Athlete names are grayed out for privacy.
➧ Example: Relay with leg-splits only, plus reaction time per leg
>>Note: Athlete names are grayed out for privacy.
➧ Example: Individual result with splits, plus reaction time
➧ Example: Individual result without splits, plus reaction time
For more on Splits in Meet Maestro ➞ See Meet Maestro Splits & Reaction Times
Updating Splits & Reporting
Splits are not editable and are not included in reports within SwimTopia, at this time. Users can edit in the source (Meet Maestro or other meet mgmt software) and re-import/transfer the results with updated splits.