Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Keeping You Updated


As all of you know, keeping in touch regarding the recent changes has been a difficult and frustrating problem. We've found that not every person can be contacted in the same way - email, text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

After hours/days/weeks of research, we're excited to announce that we've found a solution to the problem! Here's a two-minute video that explains the functionality of the company we'll be working with (If you'd rather not watch it, scroll down for instructions on how to receive updates from O'Neal Aquatics):

If you didn't watch the video, you'll want to know that during the next few days, we'll be transitioning to a much easier, faster, and more reliable method of keeping in touch. It's through a local company called Evernym.

In short, Evernym allows JoD (or Andrea, if JoD isn't available) to send ONE message and have it get delivered to everyone via email and text messaging (you choose which way). In the future, we'll be able to send you urgent messages through Facebook, Twitter, and even other people (depending on how and where YOU want to be contacted, and don't worry - you can opt out at any time.)

Over the next week or so, this will become our main way to keep in contact with parents. 

Here's how to follow the ONealAquatics Channel:
  1. Go to the ONealAquatics Channel by clicking here
  2. Click on "Follow"
  3. Create a free and completely private account (your Evernym user name can be your name or something else)
  4. Verify your email address (otherwise we can't contact you) and follow the instructions 
Evernym is just starting out, and we're the first company to work with them. If you find any bugs, please send them feedback by clicking on the "feedback" button on the top of the website and describing what happened. Alternatively, you can report bugs to Andrea ( and she'll pass the word along to the Evernym creators.

They also have a free app available through the iTunes store and the Google Play store. Search for "Evernym" and it'll come up. You'll be able to access the O'Neal Aquatics Channel through this application or through the website.

We're really looking forward to a much better way to keep in contact with all of you!


JoD and her helpers (Andrea Pearson, Josh Batchelor)

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