The MacDolphins finished the TSA summer swim season this week. We have dealt with a lot of weather issues this year. TSA holds their swim meets on Tuesday evenings (most leagues I am familiar with hold them on Saturday morning). Dealing with thunderstorms is one of things we deal with here in North Carolina almost every afternoon in the summer time and this season was particularly bad. We had two meets end early and three meets rescheduled to another day.
Dealing with all of the changes really played havoc with our meet preparation. Even though I’ve made it really easy for parents to scratch their swimmers (e-mail, web site, and text message), we still have a fair number of no-shows. It was bad enough the last couple weeks that I’ve decided I want to track it.
I plan to add an option to the Opt-In/Opt-Out system which will allow a user with the proper permissions to go back and mark swimmers as No-Shows. This will show up on the Opt-In/Opt-Out reports as a new section. I’ll probably put it right at the top. I am hoping this will help us track our repeat offenders and they will make a better effort to let us know when they are not swimming.