Pace Clock with Six Time Cycles

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AutoCoach's pace clock does colors with a purpose and handles six time cycles

This feature of the pace clock from AutoCoach helps coaches and squads manage multiple time cycles. 

The AutoCoach LED Display (ACS250) has a feature that allows coaches to spend more time coaching as the swimmers can look at the pace clock and know when they leave on the next send-off.

If you have 2 squads training at once with some swimmers doing free, some back, some breast and some fly, they will all be on a variety time cycles. As a coach it is challenging to ensure they are all on the right cycle and know they are leaving on the right time.

The Autocoach pace clock now displays 6 different time cycles (each cycle in a different color).

The colors change number every 5 or 10 seconds apart (depending on the coaches set up). If a swimmer is on the red time cycle and leaves on the number 1, the swimmer will always leave on the red 1. Simple!

Time cycles can be set 5 or 10 seconds apart (e.gg: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 or 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90) and start at a 20 cycle and can go up to 4 minutes. You can also select if the space between swimmers is 5 or 10 seconds apart.

“The pace clock with six time cycles has revolutionized how I coach, it takes 10 seconds to set up and I have it running the whole session. In a smaller club where I have large ranges in speeds all training at once, I know swimmers will know when to leave. Rather than being a record repeating “Ready, Go!” I can now spend more time analyzing and correcting technique resulting in faster swimmers”.

Damien Gogoll, PLC Aquatic Swim Club, Head Coach

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, water polo and SKWIM coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Also the webmaster for the International Swim Coaches Association.

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