For USA Swimming teams out there, the TeamUnify platform has gotten a little bit sweeter with some recent updates that make batch registration smoother, compliance with a specific USA Swimming standard a lot more efficient, and make available a new form of USA Swimming membership. These feature releases include:

We are pleased to announce that we are in the process of launching an all-new CMS (content management system) for our customers to upgrade to. It will improve the TeamUnify website design, business tools and user experience for all administrators, coaches and families associated with your swim club.

We are proud to announce that you can now add, edit and delete TeamFeed posts directly from your team's website!

The all new mobile relay builder is here. A powerful new way to build and manage all of your meet entries from one place no matter where you go. We have redesigned it to be faster than ever with new abilities to add new relay teams, auto-build relays, add alternates, drag & drop athletes between legs & even relay teams, and much, much more.

Christian Bahr, Aquatics Director — Ensworth School

We recently conducted a parent survey. One question we asked was which Social Media outlets families use to get team news and updates. The vast majority of our team uses some form of social media and those individuals don't rely on the website.

Our friends over at USA Swimming are excited to announce the fourth annual #SwimBiz: Social Media, Sponsorship and Swimming marketing conference, set to take place April 8-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo. #SwimBiz features insights from prominent brands on building memorable stand-out social media and marketing strategies for their teams, while emphasizing advertising, branding, communications, sponsorship and local promotions.

We have occasionally seen teams use the same online registration running for years, trying to decrease the workload required to start a new one each year. Some administrators have deleted all the registrations from the previous year to keep the same one going, however, there is a better way and it's actaully less work!

Great news for all those teams using the top times reports. There are two new features that will help you organize top times. First, you can now select and view results by multiple meet types and second, you can now simplify your top times reports by combining and converting course lengths into one report.

Last week, the four USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon Gold Medal Clubs were announced and now it's time to announce the winner of the USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon Contest! Over 550 teams hosted a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon in 2017, raising almost $7 million in fundraising dollars.

It's that day your swimmer has been training for all year and dreaming about all week. The horn blows, the race begins, and Johnny is off to the races. It's the 400 free! He touches the wall and looks back at his time, he swam a 4:43.53. He jumps out and asks you, "What are my splits?"

Unless you have an expensive stopwatch you won't know until results are posted. BUT, did you know that OnDeck, the mobile application you already use to access your swim team's info, has a way to time races and even post unofficial times the whole team can see? Best of all, it just got a big facelift and we want to show you around.