We will use public and private channels within Slack. Public channels will be for group and team communication. Private channels will be a way for swimmers, parents and coaches to privately communicate. This includes sharing how a swimmer is doing, videos and attendance. In a private channel a parent must be a member - this increases the safety of our communication between our athletes and coaches. As you know, our athlete protection standards prohibit all athletes from direct/private electronic communication with a coach. Athletes must be 13 or older to join Slack.
You may use the following link to join our Slack Feed:
We’re glad you asked! Slack is a collaboration hub that connects your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.
Why use Slack?
- Collaborate online just like you would in person.
- Bring the right people and information together in one place.
- Communicate efficiently, stay connected, and get things done faster.
Slack is comprised of channels: a single place for messaging, tools, and files. Most of your communication with other members will happen in channels.
They can be organized around anything — departments, projects, or even office locations — and you can create as many channels as you need. Every workspace starts with two by default: a #general channel and a #random channel.
- Public channels are open to your entire workspace.
- Messages are archived in Slack and searchable by all members, except guests.
- A public channel has a # hashtag icon in its name.
- Private channels are not open to your entire workspace.
- You have to be invited to view and participate in the channel's discussion.
- A private channel has a lock icon in its name.