Run a swim meet in less time, with less paper, and fewer volunteers. Use your
iOS devices to run your swim meet: 1. STARTER 2. TIMER(S) 3. STROKE & TURN
JUDGE(S) 4. SCOREKEEPER (iPad) Have each official or volunteer official
download Swimmingly® for free on their iOS device. Note: Eac...
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.
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!
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!
Our league has used Meet Central for several years now, and it just keeps getting better and better. As with any change there were some growing pains at the beginning, but I can attest that if you stick with it you will never go back to all the paper and manual entry. It has truly been a game changer at every level, from the individual teams to administration of the league as a whole.
Most useful app on my phone
Meet Central is more than the app. The entire system is a welcome and needed update to the sport of swimming and will continue to revolutionize the administration and overall experience of swim meets. The app is how the user interacts with the Meet Central system. It’s very simple and intuitive and delivers a great user experience. In the summer swim season, it is the most useful app on my phone.
Love this app/service. Our county swim league had used Meet Central for several years. Not only has it cut down on the paper and length of our swim meets, it drastically reduced the number of volunteers required to run the meet. The service is excellent, someone on the Meet Central team is always willing & ready to help. Highly recommend!
First time user at a meet this weekend. Can honestly say our team will never go back to the old, manual, paper system. Absolute game changer for our summer league. We were able to combine heats and events with ease and got rid of all the handing off of paper 😍💯 Thanks for amazing customer support from the Swimmingly Team!
Get. This. System.
Cannot recommend Meet Central highly enough. Has made our summer swim meets so much more efficient! Software is much easier to use, and the Hydroxphere team is very responsive. Once you try Meet Central, you will NOT want to go back!! Makes everything from deck entries to viewing results much easier.
I’d give it 10 stars if I could
This app and system changed the way I run my entire league. It has saved me up to 5 hours of admin time for each meet, anyone can use it, and kids get results immediately. I print my ribbons right from the app and I’m done! Total game changer for us.
Transitioning into this system does come with a learning curve, as is true with anything new, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fabulous. Way easier to manage than the clipboard/data entry system of the past. Our parent volunteers love using it. Very user friendly!
Fun and easy! Wow
Honestly, we were skeptics at first. An app to run a swim meet? After our first meet, we are all believers. We left the pool deck with nothing to do. All of our volunteer timers couldn’t believe how easy it was to time a race. Excited for our season to ramp up.
Meet Central has been a huge game changer in running a swim meet. It has made running a meet so much faster and easier as well as cut down on the number of required volunteers. The app is intuitive to use. Highly recommended.
Love the App
I could not recommend this app and system more for swim meets. Specially, it is the perfect way to run a summer meet in a timely fashion with less volunteers. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie and Hayes and could not recommend them more. Things went “Swimmingly!”
It's just easier
Makes you change the way you do some things during the meet, but for the better. It attracted new parents and fresh turnover with volunteers at our team which is very welcome.
First use of Swimmingly
This app was fabulous. For a beginner, I found it very simple to use. With the synchronized start, The timers were totally together and no one missed a beat. I would highly recommend that swim teams use this “EZ to use” APP.
Yes. Swimmingly is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 48 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Swimmingly Is 44.1/100.
Yes. Swimmingly is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 48 Swimmingly User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Swimmingly Is 44.1/100.
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By Adam Gower
Jun 01 2021
The app just says error:internal. Nothing works! Please help thanks.
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