By Julie J. -
While swim tracking devices are fairly accurate in recording your workouts, occasionally there can be errors with the data. These errors include over/undercounted laps, unrecognized stroke type, and others.
The good news is that Swim.com now allows you to edit workouts uploaded with any compatible swim tracking device!
This editing tool is available both on the web browser version of Swim.com and on our mobile app. Please note, any workouts uploaded from a device or manually entered on Swim.com will not count towards a club or pool leaderboard in order to prevent fraudulent results. This edit tool is being provided so that you can keep your workouts correctly recorded for your own personal use.
To begin editing a workout, navigate to the workout's analysis page and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click the "stats" tab on the graphical information. At the bottom of that table there is a blue "Edit Workout" button.
1) Hovering your mouse over an interval will reveal a drag icon. Click and drag to reposition interval.
2) Click on the +/- to add or remove distance from an interval. This will either add a length with averages from that interval to the bottom or remove the bottom most length from the interval.*
3) Split, clone, or delete an interval.**
4) Combine, split, or delete a length.***
5) Stroke type can be edited by hovering your mouse over the current stroke type and clicking on the dropdown indicator.
6) Stroke count can be edited by hovering your mouse over the current stroke count and clicking on the pencil icon.
7) Add an interval. Here you can add drill sets or other unmeasured intervals and drag them into the appropriate place within your workout. Average stroke count from your workout is automatically filled in and can be edited.
*If you accidentally subtract a length from an interval and add it back in before saving your edits, the original time associated with the length that was subtracted and then restored will not reappear. In order to restore the original time, cancel your editing session using the cancel button at the bottom.
**When splitting an interval, you will need to slide the bar to determine the number of lengths given to each interval (see screenshot below). Cloning an interval will make a copy of this interval directly below.
***This feature splits the time but adds on an extra length in order to compensate for the error. Use the slider to assign the correct time to each length.
Note that for for each individual function in edit mode, the change can be canceled by clicking anywhere outside of the editing area. For example, if you are splitting an interval, you can click anywhere that is outside of the slider bar and save button and it will cancel the split interval function and not make the changes.
There is only a confirmation to save/cancel changes when the user is trying to fully exit Edit Mode.
Mobile App Tool
To open the mobile app editing tool. Touch the workout that you want to enter.
On the next menu, touch "View Stats".
Next, touch the edit button to open the tool.
The five tool buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen. You can activate or deactivate these tools by touching their icons. When the tool is active, it will be highlighted in blue. We recommend making small changes and saving them after you make them, but you are able to do a complete edit of everything before you click the save button.
Each stroke type is represented by a different color:
Blue - Freestyle
Green - Breaststroke
Orange - Backstroke
Red - Butterfly
Olive - Drill
Navy - Mixed (appears in interval numbers only)
Turquoise - Unknown (appears in interval numbers only)
To change the stroke type for an entire interval, make sure all intervals are collapsed (no individual lengths are showing) and select the Edit Stroke Type tool. Select the appropriately colored box for the entire interval to set the stroke type.
To change the stroke type for an individual length, expand the interval before selecting the Edit Stroke Type tool. Assign the appropriate stroke type to the length. You can also edit lengths in other intervals as well without de-selecting the Edit Stroke Type tool.
To split an interval, start will all intervals collapsed before selecting the Split Tool.
Once you have selected the Split Tool, touch the interval you want to split.
Touch the blue box on the slider to adjust how you want the lengths to be divided between the two intervals. In this particular example interval there are four lengths. They can be split 1-3, 2-2, or 3-1. Touch the green check mark to save your changes, and the red X to discard them.
To split a length, expand the interval you want to edit before selecting the Split Tool.
Select the Split Tool, and then touch the length you want to split. Use the blue box on the slider to adjust the time of each length. Sliding the time bar will assign the time to the lengths above and below the slide bar. You cannot manually input a time, you must use the slider to get to the closest approximation. Touch the green check mark to accept the changes, and the red X to discard them.
To combine intervals, start with all intervals collapsed before selecting the Combine Interval tool. Touch one of the intervals you would like to combine. It will be highlighted in blue. Then, touch the interval you want to combine it with.
To combine lengths, make sure all edit tools are deselected and then expand the interval with the lengths you want to combine. Then select the Combine Lengths Tool. Touch one of the lengths you want to combine. It will then be highlighted blue. Then, touch the length you want to combine it with.
To add an interval, start will all intervals collapsed before selecting the Add Interval Tool. Enter the first length's information. To add additional lengths, touch the blue "Add" button.
To add a length, start by deselecting all edit tools. Expand the interval in which you want to add a length, then select the Add Length Tool. Choose the stroke type of your length. A time will be automatically assigned based on your average pace per length for that interval in your workout.
Use this tool to delete intervals or lengths.