Receive Team Notifications Through SwimTopia Mobile
We’re excited to release updates to SwimTopia and SwimTopia Mobile that allow team admins to send push notifications to team members’ phones. Now, in the Communications Center, team admins can choose between sending an email or sending an “alert” when they have succinct and timely information to share with the team.
Team Communication Alerts
Your team can now send urgent messages quickly via the new Alert communication option, which is handy when practice is cancelled or your swim meet is delayed. When team admins send a communication as an alert, it triggers push notifications to the team members’ phones if they’ve downloaded the free SwimTopia Mobile app (updated to Version 2.1.18 or higher) and allowed notifications. Our new alert feature should remove the need for external texting apps, because our alerts pop onto your team members’ phones just like a text would, whether or not the SwimTopia app is open. When you choose to communicate through the ‘Alert’ option, team members that don’t have the app will receive an email instead.
Because the alerts are generated from the Communications Center in your team website, you can target your messages to any of the same groups you’ve always been able to email. Whether you’re wanting to reach all members, a particular Role or Athlete Roster Group, an age group, or a dynamic group pulled from a report, you’ll always be offered the option to send either an email or an alert. Alerts cannot contain styled text or attachments, and are limited to 160 characters. Every message must have a subject (which will appear on phones as a bolded line of text) and a body.
Notification alerts from team admins are free in the app. Team members do not have to upgrade to Pro to receive team messages.
Upgrade to Pro for Meet Day Info at Your Fingertips
If the meet host is running the meet with Meet Maestro, upgrading to Pro unlocks a ton more information for SwimTopia team members (whether on the home or the visiting team). With SwimTopia Mobile Pro you’ll get:
- Heat sheets
- Heat/lane assignments and estimated start times for each of your swimmers’ events on your family’s Meet Overview screen
- Live results for all swimmers
- Results alerts for your swimmers
- Team scores
Every Pro subscription starts with a 7 day free trial, so you can try before you buy. Be sure to start your free trial within 7 days of a swim meet to be able to try out all the great features.
See subscription details below.
Note: A valid SwimTopia login is required to use SwimTopia Mobile.
Don’t Forget the Live Event/Heat Bar
The prominent new SwimTopia Live Event/Heat Bar shows the current event and heat that’s being swum, making it easy for parents and athletes to follow the progress of the meet on their phones so they won’t miss another race. The Live Bar appears for all SwimTopia users, no need to upgrade to Pro!
Your team can access the SwimTopia Live Event/Heat Bar features in the mobile app when your team admins perform a few simple steps. For team admin instructions on using the Live Bar see: https://www.swimtopia.com/swimtopia-live
Pro Subscription Details:
- When you upgrade to a Pro subscription, a $1.99 per month purchase will be applied to your iTunes or Google Play account at the end of the 7-day free trial unless you cancel more than 24 hours before the end of the free trial period.
- Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- You can cancel anytime in your iTunes or Google Play account settings.
- For more information about all our app features see: https://www.swimtopia.com/tour/swimtopia-mobile-app/