Inclement Weather/Practice Cancellation Communication Policy
 

In the event that weather (or any other unforeseen event) forces us to cancel practice, we will take the following steps:

1. Send a text to the affected groups via our emergency texting system. See how you can sign up below.

2. Send an email to the affected groups. As a registered swimmer with LY, you are already on our email list.

3. Tweet the information at www.twitter.com/LynchburgYSwim.  This will also display on the front page of our website.

4. We will post this information to our facebook page.

5. We will post a brief news story to lyswimming.org.

In an inclement weather situation such as we may encounter this winter, we do not plan to post a notice affirming that practice IS being held.  If no notice is posted, please assume that it is being held. 

 

Emergency Texting Sign-Up Instructions

We are now using a service called "Remind" that allows us to send mass text alerts. We plan to use this only in extremely urgent situations where e-mail simply isn't fast enough - like a practice cancellation due to weather or a pool outage. We won't be able to see your phone number and you won't be able to directly respond. We encourage parents AND swimmers 13 & over to sign up so that we can reach you quickly if absolutely necessary.

Sign-up is by group.  Simply send a text to the number 81010 with the code for your swimmer’s group as indicated below:

Group

Code

National

@lynational

Varsity

@lyvarsity

Gold

@lygold

Silver

@lysilver

Bronze

@lybronze