If you found this, you probably have an interest in managing a web site for a Swim Team. In an effort to bring our swim team (MacDolphins) into the Internet age, I began searching for software to manage a Swim Team web site, facilitate swimmer and parent registrations, track swimmer results and history, and anything else we might want to do.
Like many clubs, our swim team had a paper based ad-hoc process which was passed from volunteer to volunteer each year. The duplication of effort and loss of data year over year was criminal. When my wife got involved with running the swim team, I offered to help solve that problem.
My quest for a solution yielded nothing of any real interest. Anything I found addressed one or two pieces of the puzzle but nothing was a complete solution. I had used WordPress for some other projects so I decided to build my own solution based on WordPress. WordPress provided me much of what I needed (easy posting by numerous people, links, categories, database, etc.).
This blog will document the process I am going through to solve our Swim Team’s problem – hopefully it will help others as well.