Running a Race
To start a race first choose a heat from the Events/Heats list and press Enable Race. If AiguaMaster is missing any AiguaChrono units from the lanes required to run the current race it will ask you if you want to start the race anyway. If you are testing the Aigua system you can proceed to enable a race with missing AiguaChrono units, but if this is a real race, never enable a race if there are AiguaChrono units missing.
Enabling a race prepares all the units connected to AiguaMaster for the start of the race. During this process AiguaMaster also confirms that all the AiguaChrono units are not only connected, but also setup and ready for the start sequence. When all units are confirmed it signals the AiguaStart unit which in turn displays the Take Your Marks button in green to show that the entire system is good to go.
The start signal can be give with AiguaMaster's Start All button or through an AiguaStart unit. If done through an AiguaStart unit starting a race is a three step process:
- Press Take Your Marks after the button goes green.
- Press Start to play the start sound and start all units.
- Press False Start if it so, or press Start Ok to confirm that the race started correctly.
A race will stop automatically when all swimmers have completed all their laps. If for any reason some of the expected lanes for a heat are not being used (during testing or other reasons) you can press Stop All to stop the race at any time.
Reset Race or Confirm Results
Once a race is stopped or completed normally you have the option to Reset All, in case you want to repeat the race, or Confirm Results, which will store all the race results and lock it. Once a race is flagged as confirmed it cannot be run again, the results are final, so you should only confirm the results when they are official.
Run Next Heat
After every confirmed race AiguaMaster will automatically select the next available heat to speed up the setup process.