This feature is available to our Premium customers.
Calendar Events are non-meet events such as banquets, socials or informational meetings that members can sign up (RSVP) to attend and/or work.
>>Note: If you are looking to create meets ➞ See Creating Meets (Options)
Covered in this Article:
- Where You Manage Calendar Events
- Creating Calendar (Non-Meet) Events
- Event Details
- Jobs & Shifts
- Sign-up Status
- Auto Open & Close
- RSVP Settings for Calendar Events
- Charging a Fee for your Event?
- Limiting Capacity
- SwimTopia Mobile App
Where You Manage Calendar Events
Non-Meet Calendar Events are managed from the Schedule > All Meets & Events tab in the Manage Team console.
The events listed here will be by default from your site's "current season", which is set in the Seasons tab. To view meets and events in a different season, click on a season name on the left.
➞ See the Managing Seasons tutorial for more info on your current season.
Creating Calendar (Non-Meet) Events
Click the Add Calendar Event button for a new meeting or social event.
➞ See the Meet & Event Details article for specific details on each field needed to describe your event.
Jobs & Shifts
Calendar Events (i.e., non-meets) can only have jobs scheduled by time of day because non-meets don’t have events.
The status tab will show the current status of the RSVP and Job signup settings for non-meet events.
➞ See the Meet or Event Status article for details on each status option.
Auto Open & Close
For automation setting a time and date then checking the Automatically Open or Automatically Close box will make the RSVP open or close once the date has passed.
RSVP Settings for Calendar Events
Click on the event name in your Schedule to edit RSVP Settings for this event.
» Note: If you allow entry of comments, these will display underneath the Respondents' name on the Replies screen.
Charging a Fee for your Event?
If you need to charge for your event, you can create the event fee as a merchandise item and use the merchandise offer snippet to collect the fee on your online store (or any web page on your team site). We do not support online payment for RSVP / Non-meet events at this time.
» Note: We've received customer feedback that this feature did not meet the level of quality we strive to provide to our customers, so we made the decision to remove the option to collect payment until we can determine whether we can provide the level of functionality required. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Exception: For calendar events that currently have RSVP online payments enabled, this feature has not been disabled. If this applies to you, we may be in touch about a phase-out of this ability.
Non-meet/RSVP calendar events cannot limit signups. For clinics or other events which require a limited capacity, you have a few options:
Option 1: Add these events as Merchandise items with limited slots and offer them for sale during Registration
Option 2: Create a separate registration form just to register to this event and either set up the event as a merchandise item as mentioned above, or use the Registration Limits feature.
➞ See our Merchandise article to learn more about this feature.
Option 3: Create a Calendar Event and set up a "Job" called "Stroke Clinic Signup" (for example). Then create one "Shift" or multiple shifts if you want to break up by age groups or date/time etc. When you create the shift(s), you can limit signups by setting the "# Needed".
I would make sure to communicate clearly to parents, because it won't necessarily make sense seeing a Job Signup button, but that's not configurable.
➞ See Practice Signup Configuration Options for more on this topic.
SwimTopia Mobile App
At this time, signup from the app is only available for meet entry signup, not non-meet calendar events - i.e. socials, practices, EOY banquet.
The team sites are mobile-responsive, so everyone can still easily access the signup calendar using a browser on their phone until this is available in the app. There's also a "Visit Website" link at the top of the app when you log in to take users there faster as well.
Once the event is Open, click Replies to view and download a CSV export of all RSVP responses.
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