Open Water Apps

From: Officials News <officials.news.bounce@swimmingresults.org>
Sent: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:08
Subject: Open Water Specific - Useful Apps

At the recent Swim England Open Water Safety meeting, details were given of the following two free apps which can be downloaded to help with the running of events.  Some of you may already be aware of them.

 

1.   Met Office App - this will give you 12 - 24 hours warning of poor weather etc.  You may also be able to access flood warnings if you contact the Met Office.

 

2.   ZELLO - As long as everyone has this app you can contact each other by phone rather than using radios which at times can be unreliable if there are obstructions, e.g. hills.  It does need 3G to work, but it is an alternative if the radios are not working.

 

Both of these are used by Surf Lifesaving GB

 

Helen Akers

Swimming Officials Coordinator

Last modified: Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 6:07 PM