June 3, 2018
For the fourth summer now, we plan to use “Remind” to send urgent Cobras text messages. It will allow you to receive last minute weather/event change notifications from the Parent Board and Coach Lexi via text. This is perfect for families with swimmers who have their own cell phones and need to know if their practice is cancelled due to weather without having to check their parent’s email before 7am. We plan to use this for urgent practice and meet notifications only. We will continue to send emails for these notices as well. Our primary method of team communication will continue to be email.
We are using a secure third party app called, "Remind.com", that will insure your privacy and prevent spam from going to your devices. Again, it can also be used by your swimmers if they have their own messaging device.
We encourage all families to set up at least one device with the "Remind" notifications as it will facilitate last minute communications, particularly due to bad weather and will help with our kids' safety. This is an “opt-in” service – Cobras will not subscribe you – you must sign up. Texts will be brief – they are limited to 120 characters.
There is no charge for using this service (except your provider's standard text message fees). The instructions for setup are simple and fast:
To receive messages via text, text @cobraswim to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, 'unsubscribe @cobraswim'.
There is an informational PDF attached and it’s saved on our home page under DOCUMENTS as well. Go Cobras!