Dear Coach

The coronavirus has denied many of us the opportunity to pursue our passion and profession. While #drylandexchange and Zoom have enabled us to stay connected with our teams, every coach wants to get back on the deck to do what we do best - coach swimming.

We want to help you do just that.

You see, just as the swimming world shut down, we were set to launch our new suite of video analysis tools that allow coaches and swimmers to collaborate through a connected video gallery and powerful race analysis tools. Great product. Bad timing.

With swimming now on a temporary hiatus, we've decided to make our video storage and race analysis tools completely free to you and your team. This will enable you to continue to provide coaching and feedback to your swimmers. With so many clubs facing an uncertain future, we hope that these types of tools will help you stay connected, keep doing what you love, and hopefully retain members.

If you've tried Dropbox or YouTube for video storage, we think you will like how Swimcloud seamlessly connects to your swimmers and their results. If you’ve ever struggled with keeping track of advanced race analytics we think you'll be pleasantly surprised with how easy it is. In fact, we can even show how you can teach your own swimmers how to do their race analysis so that you can focus on helping them understand what this means.

We're making these tools available to all coaches through at least Sept 1st or until USA Swimming lifts the ban on sanctioned events. This isn't a lite or trial offer. We want to provide you completely free access to our free suite of tools. If you want to upload every race video from last season, feel free. If you want to share it with two swimmers or two hundred, do so. Even after this crisis passes, you will still have access to every video you've uploaded and race you've analyzed.

If you don't have a Swimcloud account already, sign-up here. If you do, then you can get started immediately. We know that this is an especially challenging time for coaches and clubs and hope that this can help you keep coaching and help your team continue to provide a valuable service to your swimmers and parents.

Scott Kitzman, Kevin Kinel and the entire Swimcloud team