New In Commit: Attendance Analytics

by SwimSwam Partner Content 7

December 24th, 2018 Industry, News

We just added a new feature in Commit Swimming that allows you to dig deeper into your team’s attendance numbers. Until now, in Commit, the attendance dashboard just showed you an overview of your entire team:

A common situation is when you (the coach) wants to pull up a specific swimmer to look at his or her attendance stats. This could be during a meeting with that athlete, the athlete’s parent, or just for your own knowledge.

So, we added a way to make viewing the attendance record for a particular swimmer simple and powerful.

To pull up a swimmer’s attendance record, simply.

1. Navigate to the attendance section.

2. Search for the swimmer.

3. Change Dates or Swimmer.

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Use this powerful data

There are so many ways to use this new information in Commit to improve your team. Over here at Commit, we thought of a couple ways:

1.   Create a team goal

One thing some coaches on Commit are already doing is using the new attendance analytics as a way to engage their swimmers. They made a team goal to see if everyone could get over a certain attendance percentage threshold for the season. And then every 2 weeks, they would pull up Commit in a team meeting to show how close the team was to that goal. This type of team goal setting is something that is fun and engaging for everyone!

2.   Use this in individual goal meetings

It is now easier than ever to use this data during individual swimmer goal setting meetings. Simply pull up that swimmer’s attendance record on Commit and talk through a goal related to attendance. Showing up is something that every swimmer can “commit” to and this is an easy way to improve accountability for everyone.

There are so many other use cases for the new attendance analytics in Commit and it’s up to you to be creative and use this to improve your team’s performance!

Okay – So how do I try it?

If you are a swim coach and don’t know what Commit is or haven’t looked at Commit in a while, go to commitswimming.com and click “Try it Now”. It’s free to try and no credit card required. With your trial, you get swimming’s #1 workout manager on all of your devices. This state of the art software is built specifically for swim coaches and comes with 24/7 first class customer support.

Commit Swimming puts you, the coach, in control. Save more time writing workouts with Commit. Say goodbye to notebooks and clunky software.

Contact Commit anytime at [email protected]. You can also follow them on Facebook, on Twitter, or on their blog.

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Joel Lin

Sounds like a terrific way to cheap shot shame athletes who’ve had an illness or injury over the course of a season. I would be disgusted if I had a son or daughter in a program that made this a chalk board talking point.

coacherik

Really?

That’s your take on this, why would you assume bringing up attendance as a factor to missing goals is a cheap shot? Illnesses and injuries happen and they impact a season if frequent enough or serious enough. Those are things worth discussing, seems fair to me. If you are referring to the team meeting example, they didn’t say show people’s individual attendance, just group attendance.

Furthermore, CS added the excused feature in attendance should you be detailed enough in your attendance taking to note an excused illness, injury and remove them from the percentages.

The Screaming Viking!

I can’t wait to use this feature to shame kids for being sick. Nothing else seems to make all the illness stop. Gotta get creative to find a solution or it’s just gonna keep happening.

SwimFL

Wow! Have you ever been a teacher or coach? Because attendance is a huge factor in success. I am sorry for you that an analytical tool is interpretted by you as a way to punish kids. I am both and when kids don’t show up in school or swimming, the bottom line is that no matter how talented, at some point they play catchup if the absence is long enough. Get a grip.

RenéDescartes

Joel Lin lives in California.

Coach John

sounds like you had a deeply traumatic experience related to attendance… i hope you get the help you need.

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Golds in Tokyo

I just skipped a practice today lol

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