It’s 5:30pm in late June, on a Tuesday night, and you couldn’t ask for better weather – that’s right…NO STORM! The sun has lowered behind the trees and the sky is a beautiful mixture of pink and orange. You are timing Lane 4 (trying to get those volunteer requirements in before your big trip for the 4th of July), and it just so happens that your child is in your lane for Event 1. The best part? It’s backstroke, your child’s best and favorite stroke.
The swimmers enter the water. You wait in suspense, as the starter goes, “take your mark…BEEP!” The swimmers are off and your daughter is killing it! After the first 25, she is a half body length ahead. All of the sudden, the girl next to her in lane 5, has a sudden burst of energy out of the turn and ends up taking the lead. But, your daughter kicks it into gear and manages to out-touch lane 5 right at the end. You simply tap your phone and see their time. They have beaten their personal best by two and half seconds! Then, you enter your swimmer’s ID and confirm that is in fact, her name!
Your daughter gets out of the water after shaking hands with the other swimmers and you congratulate her with a big hug. You are a very a proud parent and continue talking with them about their race! During your conversation, the next heat is off and you realized you missed the start! You freak out for a minute inside your head. Then you look at your phone and realize that the timer has started with the Meet Central™ Synchronized Start. PHEW!
With Meet Central™, the timers will NEVER MISS A START AGAIN! The synchronized start will allow you to enjoy just a little more time with your family and friends in between heats and events. And, most importantly, RELAX at the start of each heat! More than 80 percent of timer error occurs at the start of the race. With the synchronized start, those errors are eliminated, allowing for a more flawless, stress free, chaos embracing swim meet experience.