Hy-Tek Personal Swim Manager (PSM)

Hy-Tek Personal Swim Manager (PSM)

Collins, Michael

The PSM is a useful tool for competitive swimm e r s who like to keep track of their progress. It is like having a workout diary on computer, but with the resources of a program like Excel to graph and display data in various ways.

The program keeps track of workouts, meet times and goals by using an easy-to-use calendar. Swimmers can write their own workouts or import workouts from a Hy-Tek Workout Manager database. Time standards can be imported and updated from the Hy-Tek web site via a direct link button in the program.

Swimmers can also track weight, heart rate, wellness, sleep and yardage. Once data have been entered, it’s easy to generate reports and graphs to monitor progress.

A bio can be filled out, including school and coach information, that can easily be used for recruiting information. More than one swimmer in a family can use the program and have his or her information stored separately. It can even be password-protected.

This is a pretty nifty program for swimmers who use PCs regularly. However, it’s not the simplest program, so very young swimmers or computer novices may find it a little too difficult. Also, it is not Mac-compatible unless running Windows simulation software.

The PSM can be ordered along with a free subscription to Swimming Technique for $44.95 by calling 1-800352-7946, ext. 1. -By Michael Collins

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