TouchPad: Athlete Entries

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The Athlete Entries screen allows you to see all athletes and teams in the meet, edit and delete existing athletes, manually add new athletes, enter athletes in and scratch them from events. Click Athlete Entries on the main TouchPad screen to access.

TouchPad Athlete Entries screen

1. Search and filter

Use the drop down menus and radio buttons to filter and sort. Use the Athlete Search field to type a name or Code# (seen in 2 below in red for each athlete).

2. Athlete data

If you change any of the data, when you move to a different athlete it will confirm if you want to save the changes you made.
  • Code# field—Athletes are assigned Code #s automatically.  You may use these code numbers in the Athlete Search field (see 1 above), and to quickly print their individual results after the meet (Meet Results > Single Competitor Results).
  • Preferred Name field—On the Meet Setup screen, check the Use Preferred First Names check box to use this instead of the first name throughout the program.
  • Enter/Edit Team Data button—Useful if any team's data is incorrect. If you need to add a new team, click this button, fill in their data, and click Add Team.
  • Add New Athlete button—This will blank out the athlete data fields and make Save/Cancel buttons appear so you can enter an athlete who is not in a roster. It will use the currently selected Team. You may enter an athlete's name and team with NO events if you wish. This athlete will then be in the meet and available for relays.

3. Events and navigation

View the events the athlete is in (highlighted in red for females, blue for males), and navigate from athlete to athlete with the Previous and Next buttons.
  • Entries radio buttons—Selecting Relay will show relay events with the ability to click View or ADD that will bring up the Relay Entries screen.

    View or add athlete to relay in TouchPad

  • Scratch All button—Scratch athlete from all events in which they are entered pre-meet. You cannot scratch from here if they already swam any of the events; you can only do so on the Enter Results screen.
  • SCR column—Scratch athlete from the selected event pre-meet. You cannot scratch from here if they already swam the event; you can only do so on the Enter Results screen.
  • OVC column—Designates the athlete as requesting an Official Verification Card from a USA Swimming official for a specific event. This is not needed for a USAS sanctioned meet; you only need check it where you have a few USA registered athletes among a majority of non-USA registered athletes. See OVC Athletes for more info.
  • EXH column—Checking a box in this column makes it an exhibition event for this athlete, where they are seeded by their entry time but are NOT eligible to score, earn awards or qualify for further rounds in the meet (i.e., cannot qualify for finals).
  • Seed column—Enter a time to enter the athlete in that event, or N or NT for no time. DO NOT enter any punctuation. The last digit typed is assumed to be the hundredths place so entering 12345 will be punctuated for you as 1:23.45. DO NOT enter leading zeroes, just enter 5432 for 54.32 for example. This can also be done in Enter By EVENT Number to the right (see 5 below).

    To remove a swimmer from an event simply blank out their seed time.

4. Reports and help

  • Meet Reports button—Brings up the same window as the Meet Reports menu on the main screen.
  • Terminology Used Here button—Brief help screen.

5. Enter By EVENT Number

For the athlete currently visible, use this to quickly enter them in one or more events. Enter the Event # from those listed for the athlete (or even an event not listed if they are swimming up an age group) and fill in the other values (again, do not enter punctuation for times), then press Enter or Tab. That event will jump up to the list of other events they are in and be highlighted the same color as the others. Check Convert Times as entered and you can enter an LCM time, for example, and have it converted to an SCY time.

See Also
Relay Entries
Import a roster into TouchPad for OnDeck/manual entries
Enable or disable the ability to sync entries to the host


  1. TouchPad & TUSync Overview
  2. TouchPad Quick Start Guide
  3. TouchPad VIDEO Tutorials
  4. TouchPad: Step 1 - Meet Setup and Event Creation tutorial
  5. TouchPad: Step 2 - Syncing Events and Entries tutorial
  6. TouchPad: Step 3 - Athlete Entries, Meet Reports, Heat Sheets tutorial
  7. TouchPad: Step 4 - Print Award Labels and Results, Score, Export Results tutorial
  8. TouchPad: Step 5 - Sync, Release and Export Results tutorial
  9. TouchPad - Giving administrative rights to run TouchPad
  10. TouchPad shortcut keys
  11. TouchPad: Add/create a meet - Meet Setup
  12. TouchPad: Add/edit events
  13. TouchPad: USA-S Sanctioned Event, Approved Competition and Observed Swim
  14. TouchPad: Set up meet for Not USA Registered athletes
  15. TouchPad: Alternate heats/events
  16. Adding results from TouchPad using TUSync
  17. TouchPad - Allowing Parents to Manage Checkins
  18. Athlete Check-ins using OnDeck and TouchPad
  19. Bonus events in TouchPad
  20. TouchPad - Best Practice for Meet Creation on multiple computers CRITICAL READ
  21. TouchPad: Event Records Broken report
  22. TouchPad: Check-In with OnDeck
  23. TouchPad: Create multi-age events
  24. TouchPad Creating Meet Packages - Heat Sheet/Psych Sheet/Meet Durations reports
  25. TouchPad: Add entry fees to events
  26. TouchPad: Add deck entry fees to events
  27. Deleting a TouchPad meet from SwimOffice events tab
  28. TouchPad - Restore a team
  29. Emailing invited teams for a TouchPad meet
  30. TouchPad - Enable or disable the ability to sync entries to the host
  31. TouchPad: Enable or disable sync function by team for event entries
  32. TouchPad - Event Time Standards - restrict entries for events
  33. TouchPad - Exporting a Meet Entries File
  34. TouchPad Exporting Results
  35. TouchPad: Generate meet recon file for SWIMS
  36. TouchPad - Manually adding results for a meet
  37. Why are my athletes Name/Gender coming in wrong to TouchPad?
  38. TouchPad - Generating Meet Registration Verification (USA ID Verification) for LSC or SWIMS
  39. TouchPad - Generating a meet registration file for the LSC
  40. TouchPad: Scratch an athlete's events for a session
  41. TouchPad - Team Manager(tm) Importing Meet Results
  42. TouchPad - Event type preferences
  43. TouchPad: Generate athlete check-in sheets
  44. TouchPad - Adding an event?
  45. TouchPad - Deleting an event?
  46. TouchPad - export meet results
  47. TouchPad - Export the USS Verification file?
  48. TouchPad - Generating an Event File
  49. TouchPad - sending my host an entries file for a TouchPad meet
  50. Touchpad: Accept a TouchPad invitation as a visiting team
  51. If my TouchPad meet will not sync how do I get the host my file?
  52. TouchPad: Import meet entries into TouchPad (non syncing teams)
  53. IMX/IMR points reporting using a TouchPad results file
  54. TouchPad - Inviting other TeamUnify teams to a meet using TUSync
  55. TouchPad: Meet Timeline / Meet Duration report
  56. TouchPad - Meet Results Reports
  57. TouchPad - Meet Time Estimate
  58. TouchPad - Mixed event scoring separated based on gender
  59. TouchPad - Multiple Division Scoring - allowing multiple teams to score against each other
  60. Opening sync back up to allow a team to update entries and sync to TouchPad
  61. TouchPad - Print Event Sheet
  62. TouchPad - Rejecting a team from a meet
  63. TouchPad - Restricted Scoring allows teams to score more accurately based on size/number of athletes
  64. TouchPad - Results File Export
  65. TouchPad - Score by different age groups
  66. TouchPad: Score / Scoring
  67. TouchPad: Quality points / quality team scoring
  68. TouchPad - Scoring Tutorial
  69. TouchPad - Adjusting the seeding pattern for heat/lane assignments
  70. TouchPad - Seeding How To
  71. TouchPad - Sending your LSC an events file without any athlete's entered
  72. TouchPad - Sequences/Sessions and OnDeck check ins - management and best practice
  73. Set sequence adding your day and sessions and for OnDeck check ins
  74. TouchPad - Set Time Standards
  75. TouchPad - Setting up Event Messages
  76. TouchPad: Records - Add/edit Event Records
  77. TouchPad: Import/export records
  78. TouchPad: Connect your timing console
  79. Starting and ending a TouchPad meet sync time and date
  80. Syncing meet structure from Touchpad and editing on SwimOffice
  81. Syncing TouchPad/SwimOffice/OnDeck information flow
  82. TouchPad meet is not showing athlete times on SwimOffice
  83. TouchPad: How do I delete a meet?
  84. TouchPad: How do I edit an existing meets basic setup information?
  85. Tracking who has accepted their invitation and submitted entries
  86. Un-inviting a team from a TouchPad meet
  87. Updating your meet structure using TouchPad
  88. Touchpad - Delete a meet off of SwimOffice after you have accepted the invitation
  89. TouchPad - What is a sequence?
  90. Viewing who has accepted/declined a meet invitation using TUSync
  91. TouchPad: Accept visiting team's entries / Entries won't sync but are visible in SwimOffice
  92. TouchPad - Why don't my athletes qualify for open events
  93. TouchPad - Merging event times during meet
  94. TouchPad: Athlete Entries
  95. TouchPad: Relay Entries
  96. Why did a meet show up on our site that says TouchPad?
  97. TouchPad: Add an athlete during the meet
  98. TouchPad: Sync entries for meet using TUSync
  99. TouchPad: Set up a network
  100. TouchPad: Activate / view TouchPad Live results on SwimOffice
  101. TouchPad: Watch specific athletes or teams
  102. TouchPad Live - Turning on Live Results for TouchPad globally
  103. TouchPad Live - Where is my meet?
  104. TouchPad Live - hide a meet from TouchPad Live but show others
  105. TouchPad: Import a roster into TouchPad for OnDeck/manual entries
  106. TouchPad - LSC exception report requires USA ID change in TouchPad
  107. TouchPad SD3 Results File - TeamManager reports duplicate team count (visual only)
  108. Disable TouchPad starting up when you computer starts up
  109. TouchPad: Entry Manager - Import SD3 entries, rosters, meet results
  110. TouchPad: Adjust font size in Entry Manager
  111. TouchPad: Manually set or clear athlete as Not USA Registered
  112. TouchPad: Generate report of Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  113. TouchPad: Export results for USA Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  114. TouchPad: Sync meet results for USA Registered athletes
  115. TouchPad: Run "Timed Final/Last Heat in Finals" with finals in different session
  116. TouchPad: Show finish place by heat
  117. TouchPad: Meet Entries report
  118. TouchPad: Enter DQs and DFSs
  119. TouchPad: Delete or clear all times for an event
  120. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) by name or event pre-meet
  121. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) during meet
  122. TouchPad: Filter by open events, age, name in Scratch Pad
  123. TouchPad: View TouchPad Live results on any device
  124. TouchPad: Use FINA/USA Swimming or NCAA/Other rules for time adjustments
  125. TouchPad: Enter Results screen
  126. TouchPad: Adjust/select electronic, backup and watch times (F12)
  127. TouchPad: Failed Heat - Adjust Times
  128. TouchPad: Timer Settings - select timers
  129. TouchPad: Average Watch Times
  130. TouchPad: Award Labels
  131. TouchPad: Deck Entry report
  132. TouchPad: OVC Athletes
  133. TouchPad: Event Cut Times
  134. TouchPad: Print championship, consolation and bonus final results
  135. TouchPad: Select country and date format
  136. TouchPad: DFS (declared false start) in Enter Results
  137. TouchPad: Delete Team
  138. TouchPad: Scratches report
  139. TouchPad: Global Settings for international teams
  140. TouchPad: Report Banners
  141. TouchPad: Create/Add Report Banners - image sizes and formats
  142. TouchPad: Export Lenex Meet Results (UK)

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