Faqs

How do I add a set?

Sets can be added by either swimmers or their coaches.
To add a set, first select a suitable set template. If you haven’t created one, do that first by clicking ‘create set template’. Once you have created one it can be selected by name either from the ‘Find’ window by typing in the full name of the template, or by clicking the ‘Load Set Template’ button and choosing from the presented list.

Once a suitable template is seleted the addSet fields will be visible. Fill in each of the fields. All fields should be filled in, including the date on which the set was started.

The example below is a completed set using the Set Template Freestyle 4 x 100m SEI Benchmark

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How do I create a set template?

Using Set Templates allows Swimcloud to track your progress for particular swim profiles, and saves time with entering repetitive data.

A Set Template defines:
- Each of the Stroke/Distance combinations within the set
- Each of the data points that should be tracked for the Stroke/Distance combinations

Any combination of stroke/distance/data is possible, but for the best results we recommend either

a) SEI focus:
Columns = TargetTime, ActualTime, StrokeCount, SeiTarget

b) DTH focus:
Columns = TargetHR, ActualHR, ActualTime, DthTarget

c) Dual focus:
Columns = TargetHR, ActualHR, ActualTime, StrokeCount, , DthTarget, SeiTarget
OR
Columns = TargetTime, ActualHR, ActualTime, StrokeCount, DthTarget, SeiTarget

Sets must have a unique name. Choose informative names that will allow you to select the name from a list.
Example: 7 x 50m Breastroke SEI Benchmark

Below is an example of a 4 x 100m Freestyle Set Template configured for SEI.

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Add as many stroke/distance combinations as desired for this set, remembering that the goal of sets is that they can be compared to future sets (so try not to make this so unique that you’ll never repeat it!).

Once the set template has been created it will be available for selection on the addSets page.

What is SEI?

SEI is Swim Efficiency Index. It can be used to track improvement in swimming efficiency by combining time, distance, and stroke count.

SEI = (Distance/StrokeCount)*Velocity

Where Distance is in m, Stroke Count is for the total distance under consideration, and Velocity is in meters/second.

Swimcloud calculates velocity using the Distance and ActualTime values you provided.

SEI will be presented when sufficient data is available to calculate it, meaning you must have recorded:
- Distance (provided by default in the set template)
- ActualTime
- StrokeCount

Generally a higher SEI is good.

What is ΔSEI

ΔSEI, or deltaSEI, is the change in SEI (Swim Efficiency Index) between the last swim in the set of this set and the last swim in the previous set that used this set Template.

For example, consider a Set Template called ’2x100m Freestyle SEI Bench’

The most recent result was:
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 2
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 4

The previous set using the ’2x100m Freestyle SEI Bench’ had results of
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 3
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 3.2

The ΔSEI figure would therefore be (4 – 3.2) = +0.8

Below is an example showing the improvement in SEI between two Freestyle 4 x 100m SEI Benchmark Sets. The DTH Benchmark sets do not have the necessary data for SEI, so show ‘n/a’.

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What is ΔDTH?

ΔDTH, or deltaDTH, is the change in DTH (Distance-Time-HeartRate Index) between the last swim in the set of this set and the last swim in the previous set that used this set Template.

For example, consider a Set Template called ’2x100m Freestyle SEI Bench’

The most recent result was:
Freestyle, 100m, DTH = 1
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 1.2

The previous set using the ’2x100m Freestyle SEI Bench’ had results of
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 0.9
Freestyle, 100m, SEI = 1.8

The ΔDTH figure would therefore be (1.2 – 1.8) = -0.6

The example below shows the change in DTH between two sets of the Freestyle 3×100m DTH Benchmark set template. The Freestyle 4x100m SEI Benchmark sets do not have the necessary data for calculating DTH, so show ‘n/a’. In this case, the DTH hasn’t changed between the two sets.

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What is DTH?

DTH is short for Distance Time Heartrate. It can be used to track improvement in swimming efficiency by combining time, distance, and heartrate.

DTH = [(Distance/Time)/HeartRate] x 100

Where Distance is in meters, time is in seconds, and heartRate is in beats per minute.
The x100 multiplier is just to shift the typical result into a more ‘readable’ range.

DTH is a new metric created by Swimcloud, and works on the principle that many swimmers are aiming to maximize their velocity (speed = distance/time) for a given heartrate.

DTH allows simple and direct comparison of swims of different length and different intensity.

SEI will be presented when sufficient data is available to calculate it, meaning you must have recorded:
- Distance (provided by default in the set template)
- ActualTime
- ActualHR

Generally a higher DTH is good.

How do I manage my Set Templates?

After a while you may end up with a lot of Set Templates, some of which you don’t want.

To manage these, Swimcloud provides two functions: Archive, and Delete.

These functions can be accessed using the list of SetTemplates created using ‘Load Set Template’ in the Add Sets view.

Templates visible under the ‘Current’ tab can be archived by clicking the briefcase icon next to them. This does not delete them, but just hides them from view. Archived templates can be viewed by clicking the ‘Archived’ tab. Archiving is good for most templates that you don’t want to use anymore.

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To Delete a template, it must first be Archived. Then, by selecting the ‘Archived’ tab, you can delete the template by clicking the rubbish bin icon. Templates can only be deleted if they have no saved sets associate with them. Usually templates should only be deleted if they were created by mistake (e.g. have incorrect fields or the wrong name) and haven’t been used.

Archived Set templates can be restored to ‘Current’ from the ‘Archived’ tab view by clicking the ‘refresh’ icon (with the two small arrows in a circle). This will make them visible again from the ‘Current’ view.

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What is SwimCloud?

Swimcloud allows Swimmers to more eficiently connect with their Coach, share goals, feedback and track metrics such as resting heart rate.

Everything is shared between the Swimmer and the Coach online, instantly. You can use SwimCloud on your smartphone, tablet or PC.

For instance, you can enter your resting heart rate and see how it compares to the last two weeks. The Coach can also see this and get early indications if you are over training or getting sick.

Coaches get a special view that shows the metrics of their entire team. Swimcloud automatically works out metrics such as who has the highest trending resting heart rate, and highlights them to the Coach.

As well as this you can discuss feedback of the days training, set Goals and see when your next Event is coming.

SwimCloud takes the hassle out of managing your performance data with the latest in real-time cloud technology.

How do I Sign Up?

At present we are Beta Testing the app.Beta Testers have been given a private webaddress to access the app, where they can click ‘create account’ to sign up.

Everyone else can sign up to the mailing list on our website and we’ll let you know as soon as we’re good to go. Stay in touch as we’ve got heaps of exciting features in the pipeline!

How do I record my resting heart rate?

As a Swimmer you can record your resting heart rate by logging in and clicking on the heart icon at the top of the screen. Use the included clock and check your heart rate for the desired period. Enter the result in beats-per-minute and submit. A new resting heart-rate datapoint will be created, marked with the current time.

How do I record my wellbeing?

As a Swimmer you can record your wellbeing by logging in and clicking on the thumbs-up/thumbs-down icon at the top of the screen. Indicate how you feel based on the labels and numbers. Submit your log, and a new wellbeing datapoint will be created, marked with the current time.