Follow the steps below on how to setup Online Meet Entries (OME) and invite athletes for upcoming meets:

1. Click the Action icon next to the meet

2. Click Set up OME
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3. Enter desired Team Entry Deadline settings
a. Before the team entry deadline:
  • For OME meets prior to the team entry deadline (including prior to the team entry start date), when clicking a meet > Actions > Entry by event/Entry by name > invited athlete with the Not attending status, the Confirm message is not displayed until when saving the entries (this also applies to athletes with the No response status).
  • When saving the entries, if coaches click Confirm, then the status of any invited athletes with the Not attending or No response status is changed to the Attending status.
b. After the team entry deadline:
  • For OME meets after the team entry deadline, coaches can now edit team entry dates on the following pages (relevant Team entry date fields are enabled):
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4. Enter desired Meet Entry Method
a. In Meet attendance mode:
  • If the meet is past the team entry deadline, then the latest attendance status and eligible events updates are displayed in the Portal until the first event declaration
  • If the meet has been declared after the team entry deadline, then the declared entries are displayed in the Portal
  • If the meet's team entry deadline is changed to a future date, then eligible events with the current attendance status are displayed again in the Portal and editable until after the new deadline
b. In Event declaration mode: Choose to permit (or not permit) parents and swimmers to specify a custom time for non-qualification events
  • If the meet is past the team entry deadline, then the latest entry updates are displayed in the Portal until the first declaration
  • If the meet has been declared after the team entry deadline, then the declared entries are displayed in the Portal
  • If the meet's team entry deadline is changed to a future date, then eligible events with current entries are displayed again in the Portal and editable until after the new deadline
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5. Click Save & Continue

6. Click +Add
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7. Select desired athletes

8. Click Save

9. Click Invite Athletes

 
Note: Entry date changes in  Swim Manager are synced and displayed in Parent Portal