Tip # 1
Follow these steps if you're participating in the January Jam and you want the quickest way to enter your total distance swum. (We'd prefer if you enter it set by set so it becomes a quality workout in the database, but we understand everyone's time constraints.):
Workout Name: It's up to you
Pool Type: Enter whatever distance type you prefer (the results page will convert it automatically to yards)
Workout Category: Pick what best applies
Visible: choose "no" since this would not be a workout another swimmer would want to search for in the database.
Set Type: Swim
Stroke: Up to you
Distance: whatever distance you swam using meters or yards depending what you selected in the previous step
Interval: doesn't really matter but however long you swam (in minutes)
Click the "next" button
Verify what's been entered is correct, and click "finish"
On the confirmation page, click the "workout" link, and then click the "save" link at the top of the workout. Enter the date you completed the workout.
Tip # 2
If you tend to do the same workout each day, you could follow these
steps to save time:
Instead of submitting the workout each time, you could also just log into your account, and go to "View your completed workouts". Select the workout you want to save again and just save it with the date(s) you've completed it.
Tip # 3
Use the Search Swim Workouts functionality to find a workout, print it out and bring it to the pool. Once you complete it simply log in and "save" the workout.
Tip # 4
If you are submitting a workout for the Jam, in addition to submitting the workout you must also "save" it.
Please feel free to share your questions and concerns here in the comments section. This way we can more easily share common issues and solutions / tips to our new users. Thanks!