Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Nunawading Swimming Club, giving coaches and parents peace of mind



Nunawading Swimming Club
Started using CareMonkey: June 2014
Modules used: Emergency Contacts and Medical details

Kirsty Veliades, Nunawading's Squad and Club Coordinator talked to us about why CareMonkey works for them.  
"It made sense to give the coaches immediate up to date medical and contact information for their athletes without having to print and carry private information"
Why did you start using CareMonkey?  

Our CEO’s son's football club uses CareMonkey and suggested that it would be an easier option than paper medical forms for the amount of trips we do each year.

With the club also training at various locations every day and with the majority of parents not staying to watch, it made sense to give the coaches immediate up to date medical and contact information for their athletes without having to print and carry private information.

What do the club administrators like most about the system?  

Administrators love that it is easy to use and change as needed. We have kids constantly changing groups and different trips going away with different carers and it’s quick and easy for us to add/delete people and give or take away access.

Who are the main users of the system at your club? 

Each swimming member is required to have an up to date CareMonkey profile so the relevant coaches/staff can access their information as needed.

Coaches and 2 admin staff have day to day access for their own groups.  Team managers and coaches have access to selected swimmers for the duration of trips and camps they are on.



How did you get members to activate their profile? 

It is a requirement for all club swimming members to have an active CareMonkey profile. 
We used the CareMonkey system to send each swimmer in the squad system an email invitation to sign up, along with information on why we were implementing the system and how it would be used.
Each month we check the CareMonkey system to resend requests as needed and to add any new members.
The coaches also pass information onto swimmers requesting they sign up.  

How have the swimming coaches received the system?  Are they using the CareMonkey App? 

Coaches have all been positive about the system as it gives them much greater security if something happens at training and they need to contact parents quickly. It also means they are aware of any medical information that had not been passed on previously.
All coaches have been asked to download the CareMonkey app onto their phones.
 
"The CareMonkey system has been great and really easy to learn."

 

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