Original by Damien Gogoll
The pace mode allows the coach the time to actually observe and provide feedback on the swimmers technique and skills.
We often train in four lanes with four swimmers in each lane. So, it makes sense to use two AutoCoach watches, the AutoCoach speaker and two LED displays. With this equipment set-up, the coach does need to call out the times to the swimmers because the times are displayed on the screen / scoreboard.
The number of rounds of this set depends on the phase of training.
For this set, the preferred spacing between the first swimmer in the lane and the second swimmer in the same lane is 10 seconds apart, (i.e., :10s). Notice that the watch allows the spacing following the lane's lead-off swimmer to be adjusted from 5-seconds apart, or, 7.5-seconds apart, or, 10-seconds apart, or 12.5-seconds apart, or, 15-seconds apart.
The preferred beep type is set to “take your marks," and the universal start signal for a swim race (Strtr).
All the equipment in use needs to be set to the same channel.
Do press the right dial for more than 0.5-seconds to save each selection.
In this example, the coach is deploying a practice with two watches and supervising four lanes. Sixteen swimmers are able to do the swim sets and get their actual times off of the LED display.
Select target swim time (e.g. S 1:15) and cycle time (e.g., C 1:30)
Rotate left dial will change both "S" and "C." Press unlock and rotate right dial will change "S" separately.
Select maximum number of swimmers in any lane.
Rotate right dial.
Measure split times of each lane
Short press left / right dial after start.
Long press left dial.
How old should swimmers be to set goals?
Insights to all speakers in front of any audience — USE the MICROPHONE!
Instructional slide deck for using AutoCoach stopwatch
How to coach swimmers’ starts, dives, underwater streamlines and breakouts with the AutoCoach stopwatch
Performance Measurements: What to measure during training and racing and how to analyze the data
More on performance measurements, part 3. Stroke Index.
Pace Clock with Six Time Cycles
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