It has been about two weeks which our swim team, the MacDolphins, has been using wp-SwimTeam in conjunction with WordPress for swim team registration. This has been a pretty good testing experience and for the most part, has goine pretty smoothly.
However, some things which seem obvious to me apparently aren’t so obvious so I will need to rethink those. For example – when adding a swimmer, the swimmer should be registered for the current season by default as part of the registration process as opposed to making it a separate step. I also need to add some birth date checking as we had a number of swimmers registered with the current date (the default) which means they were born on the day they were registered.
The next thing I am working on is Swimmer numbers for swim meets. In our area, each swimmer is labeled (usually on their arm or leg with a Sharpie) with their swimmer number. Some teams number their swimmers sequentially, other clubs, like ours, give each age group a prefix and number the swimmers within the age group. E.g. the 7-8 girls are numbered 801 – 8xx and the 7-8 boys are numbered 701-7xx. We will need this capability in the next 2-3 weeks so it is bubbling up the list. I also need to generate some reports so that is a priority as well.