Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Slack Best Practices

First, thank you to everyone for adopting Slack so readily and providing feedback for what you do and do not like about the app.  We still have a lot to learn about how to best use it and your feedback is helping tremendously.

The first responses we received was a desire to keep important announcements in one place.  To do this we changed the name of the #general folder to #team-announcements.  The only things posted there should be time sensitive information that the entire team needs.  Please adhere to this, so that everyone keeps their notifications on for this channel.

We have the following additional channels to help communicate with smaller groups of people.
Group Channels
#Scarlet (Scarlet 1, 2, 3 & Gold), #Silver (Silver Comp, Rec and Intro) & #Senior (Senior, Junior & NPG).  These channels will auto pull the practice schedule off our team calendar each week.  It is a long pull, but easy to scroll right on past if you aren't interested in reading it.  These folders will also automatically post as soon as I make a change to a practice on our google calendar.  So if a practice is canceled you'll see a post come up much like this:

Scarlet APP [9:06 AM]
Calendar event was cancelled
Scarlet 1 Bonus Practice
Feb 23 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Columbus North Athletic Club, 888 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229, USA

Swim Meets
#swim-meets
In the week leading up to the meet we will post any updates such as psych sheets and warm-up schedules.

Pictures
#pictures
This is a safe place to throw any pictures from team events, practices, etc.

Everything Else
#random
Anything you feel like sharing can go here.  This channel was used to find a team suit this past week-end.  Great use of Slack!

MANAGING NOTIFICATIONS
Not everyone wants Slack pinging every time something is posted.  You can change your notifications based on what is important to you.  We think it is a good idea to keep notifications turned on for #team-announcements.  Your teammates will get better at using it wisely as we learn.

To manage your notifications go into your settings (swipe left on iOS, tap the three dots on Android) tap notifications then choose your preferences.  You can set different notifications for mobile and desktop.  You can also have notifications emailed to you.

DO NOT DISTURB HOURS
Our do not disturb hours are currently set for 9 pm to 8 am.  Notifications do not go out between those hours.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Senior, Junior, NPG on February 14

Due to Districts and no Lew on Thursday, practice has been moved to 4:00 this Thursday.  We will swim until 6:00 and the facility will be open until 7:00 for those that wish to do dryland.

Championship T-Shirt Order

It's Championship Season!
We will once again provide each swimmer that participates in a championship meet with a t-shirt (meets include Regionals, Auburn, Mini Meet and JO's).  Parents may also order shirts via email at $10 per shirt.

We do need to confirm each swimmers shirt size.  Please reply to this email with your swimmers shirt size, the meet they are attending and any additional shirts you would like to order.  Payment to Buckeye Swim Club Boosters (check or cash) will be collected at shirt pick up at practice next week.

Please reply by 10:00 am Thursday!

The shirt this year will be a red Gildan Soft Spun Shirt that is Preshrunk jersey knit, Semi-Fitted, 4.5 oz & 100% Ring Spun Cotton.  Art is full front chest, no art on the back.


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