With many swim teams across the world using Meet Central™, we are always looking forward to hearing about the amazing experiences and stories that our users have!
Laura Crumpler, the Aquatics Director for Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center, has recently transitioned her league over to Meet Central™ this past summer. The results that she saw easily exceeded all her expectations. Here is Laura’s Meet Central™ story:
“In July 2014, the Southern Metro Swim League hosted our championship swim meet at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center where two parent volunteers spent countless hours behind a computer (before, during, and after a meet) entering information of each child who swam. This got me thinking there must be a more efficient way to do this job.
I received an email about Meet Central in March 2015. The email caught my eye because I was talking to a swim parent back during high school swim season about the product. I immediately contacted my parent board and told them this was something that we needed to look into.
I was looking for a way to reduce manpower hours conducting swim meets. Meet Central offered an all in one package which included starter, timer, stroke and turn judges and all the information is transferred via the Meet Central Hotspot. No more entering times! No more waiting hours to get meet results. They were available in minutes.
After talking with my other board members we decided to jump feet first into the world of HydroXphere. We started off our season with awesome support from the staff at HydroXphere, they were always available before, during and after our meets. All of our regular season meets were easily manageable. We were nervous about running a championship level swim meet but thankfully, the meet ran smoothly and efficiently with the help of Meet Central. Normally timer transition slowed down the meet but with this program ran quickly and efficiently. This program showed us that we can run a meet in a given time frame that appeases everyone. Thank you Meet Central!”
As you can see, Laura has had an amazing experience and smooth transition with the Meet Central™ app. Her swim meets went from long and exhausting to fun and quick – all in one year!
Meet Central™ runs your summer swim meets more efficiently in Less Time, with Less Paper, and with Fewer Volunteers. We are gearing up for our third summer helping swim clubs run more efficient swim meets now in 15 states and 3 countries.