Team Unify, our website platform, has an awesome new mobile
application for coaches and parents. One great feature of this app
for our coaches is they can send text messages to our members from
their mobile phones. This is an excellent feature because they can
text message our families and swimmers in case of an emergency
(e.g., last minute cancellation of practice, change in warmup times
for a meet, etc.). In order for the coaches to be able to use this
feature though, our members need to provide cell phone number
information where they can receive text messages. We need this
information input in
in your account.
To provide a cell phone number for text messaging in your account,
please sign into your RAC
account. When you are
on the Account Info tab screen, click the button that says "Add
You will see a pop-up screen where you add your cell number and
cell carrier information, then click send.
You will receive a text on that phone number with a verification
code that you will need to input to verify the cell phone
You can add more than one cell phone number to receive text
messages (e.g., swimmer, spouse, other caregiver).
But we need to you add this cell phone information one more place in your
account because an emergency may not effect
all practice groups. For example, if the coach becomes ill in the
middle of the night and needs to cancel morning practice, it will
only effect one or two practice groups, thus we
need to you provide the same cell phone information under your
swimmers names as well.
While you are signed into
your account, click on your swimmer name at the bottom of the
Account Info screen.
In the middle of the Member/Athlete Profile screen you will see the
"Add SMS" button.
Click that button and follow the instructions above.
NOTE: If you have more than one swimmer, you
will need to do this for each swimmer in your
family. Don't forget Masters and Olympic Way
When you have completed these steps please click on
the "save changes" button at the bottom
of the screen.
still be using our newsletter and email as our primary source of
communication, but this allows for immediate communication for
Please make an effort to provide cell phone information for
your account and all your swimmers for text messaging. We are
trying to get 100% participation from our members. Thank you for