REMIND APP COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTIONS
There is an app that is very conducive to getting hold of people via the platform (text and/or email) which they prefer. The app is called "Remind" and it is used primarily in schools. However, it meets our needs very well. The upside is that you do not have to actually download the app! The coaches have downloaded it - All you have to do is tell the app by which method (email and/or text) you would like to receive messages. You can also opt out of receiving messages at any time.
Please note that the coaches will only use the app to send out messages. While the app does support conversations between the coach and recipients, we will not use this feature. Swimmers are also welcome to respond so that they get messages sent directly to them. If a child is under 13 years old, a parent will be notified and will have to sign up also. That age threshold security is a requirement of the app designer.
How it works:
"Classes" are set up by the user (coaches). People can then join the classes via text or email (or both) and then will receive any posted notices on your phone or in your inbox. Please note that we will still be posting pertinent information on the website. We will not be duplicating everything!
What you need to do to opt in:
The "class" for Coach Chris' notices to the Barracuda Swim Club is BSC
To add yourself and receive messages via text: Text @BSCcoach1 to 81010
To add yourself and receive messages via email: Email BSCcoach1@mail.remind.com
The "class" for Coach Gian's notices to the Barracuda Swim Club is BSCK
To add yourself and receive messages via text: Text @BSCK to 81010
To add yourself and receive messages via email: Email BSCK@mail.remind.com