Posted by: benuphoff | March 24, 2011

Using the Workout Editor

If you are new to SwimDraft, make sure you have read through the Getting Started documentation before reading this post. The purpose of this page is to give you an overview on how to use the Workout Editor. The editor is launched whenever you chose to Edit or create a New Workout workout from the Workout tab. Here’s what you’ll see after touching New Workout:

Start by entering a name for this workout so you can identify it in the Workouts tab and in the web interface. You can then click the pool type button. It should display your default pool type (Short Course Yards – SCY -, Short Course Meters – SCM – or Long Course Meters – LCM). Clicking the button will let you change the pool type for this workout. You can set your default pool type by selecting the Preferences menu from the Workout tab.

After setting the name and pool type, edit the date and time as shown below. You can adjust the values with the + and buttons or edit the values directly.

Now you are ready to create a Set. Select the Add Set menu to add your Warm Up. You will now see the Set Editor screen shown below. A Set is a group of Swims that make up your Workout. Your workout must have at least one Set but a common pattern would be to have a Warm Up, Transition, Main Set and Cool Down. Of course this is entirely up to you.

Name the set in a way that will make it easy to follow when you are looking at a print out at the pool. In this example we are creating a Warm Up that will be run through just once so we will leave Reps at one. Increasing Reps will cause whatever Swims we add to this set to be repeated the number of time equal to the value of Reps. Next touch Add Swim to create the first swim: 4×200 on 3:30. The screen shot below shows the Swim Editor with values set to create this swim.

Touch OK to save this swim and return to the Set Editor. The list of sets will now contain a single item as shown below.

Now you are ready to add the Transition set. Repeat the steps in creating the warm up but instead call the set Transition and set Reps to 2. Then add two swims: 4×50 Stroke Kick on 1 and 4×50 Free Hard Desc on 50. Upon returning to the Workout Editor you should now see two sets as shown below.

Sets can be moved around by dragging the icon on the left of the Set up or down. The Set Editor works in the same way when reordering swims. Touch the OK button to return to the Workouts Tab and that’s it; you’ve created a workout. Now touch the workout you just created to view it. Here is the workout after a main set was added:

Now you are ready for the pool. If you need to print out the workout, go to the SwimDraft web interface, click the link to this workout and print the page from your browser.

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