Run a swim meet in less time, with less paper, and fewer volunteers. Use your iOS devices to run your swim meet:
3. STROKE & TURN JUDGE(S)
4. SCOREKEEPER (iPad)
Have each official or volunteer official download Swimmingly® for free on their iOS device.
Note: Each official or volunteer participating in Swimmingly® can use any iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini) that runs iOS 12 OR iOS 13 to run the 4 roles of Swimmingly®.
To run a Sample Swim Meet: We recommend using at least 1 device for each role (Starter, Timer, Stroke & Turn Judge, Scorekeeper). Note, an iPad is required for the role of the Scorekeeper.
Olympic-year version of the Swimmingly® app
- iOS 12 & iOS 13 support
- Performance updates
- WiFi performance updates (location services must be on while using the app, required by iOS to display the WiFi name in-app).
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What a life savor for our volunteers!
I am the starter/ref at swim meets in our league. All 22 teams use Swimmingly to run their meets and I can’t begin to tell you how many headaches this app continues to save me. Teaching the volunteers before the meets is a lot of fun and the timers truly enjoy it. Can you imagine not having to worry about a start...ever? Amazing.
Of course with any new technology there is a learning curve! It is so much easier to learn than what is out there today. Not to mention, the Swimmingly team has the BEST support whenever you need it!
Meet Central: Huge Fail!!
I was the starter at a swim meet using Meet Central tonight and it was, to be kind, a boondoggle.
The system has too many failure points to be a viable product. We stopped using the system after multiple fails (meaning starter getting knocked off of the system; watches/iPhones not starting; timers phones dropping off of the system. We switched to manual watches and completed our meet, but you can imagine the results are a mess because Meet Central does not integrate with Meet Manager.
To the developers: it is completely unreasonable to expect timers to not switch out of the app at some point in the meet. You are not going to change the way people use their phones. You need to develop an app that fits into the current iPhone ecosystem.
Developers: Why does everybody use the same Huddle number? What happens if multiple people try to join as “starters?”
Developers: The starter and the meet ref should be able to see how many timers and stroke and turn judges are connected to the system.
Developers: Why does it take so long for you to get 16 timers logged into the system?
Me thinks Meet Central developers have never worked on transaction processing systems that need to be highly reliable and fault tolerant.
If you are a swim team, my advice is that this system is way too unreliable to use at this point.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to hear that - Thank you for your questions and concerns. Happy to help!
Timers: You are right. We do not recommend our timers leave the app! We have a hundred meets running on a "Tuesday" night that don't see this at all and one on a "Saturday" morning - for example - that might encounter a rogue volunteer. This might not be for everyone. And that's okay!
Huddle Number - We have the same Meet ID (unique to each meet) so it is easy for all of the swim meet volunteers to huddle together. As for the STARTER, the app will only allow one STARTER to login as that role : )
# of Volunteers - Correct. The # of volunteers and devices that are connected are all visible on the Scorekeepers' iPad. We encourage the Scorekeeper to come closer to the pool, by the Starter and Ref 1. So they can watch and enjoy the meet & 2. So they can communicate easily.
Huddle Time Length: Great question. Could be a couple things...Router placement and huddle location is the big one! We recommend that all volunteers huddle together close to the router - Ideal router placement would be to hang router on the flags by the starter!
If you have any other questions, please email me at email@example.com. Thanks again for your feedback!
Great App/System and Company
The team behind this app has a passion for summer swimming, and a vision for how it can be better for the whole summer swim community. Last year was our first year using the app, and it was a great improvement over the old system. That said, we had a lot of end-of-season feedback about how it could be better. Nice to see a lot of that has been incorporated into version 5.0. Can’t wait to see how things run this year!
Developer Response ,
Your feedback is extremely valuable year after year! Thank you for sharing your passion with us.
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