If you play with Facebook and you haven’t seen it yet, an official USMS Facebook group is out there now.
There is also a USMS Network that you can attach yourself to. This was harder to do than I expected with the new Facebook layout they launched a few days back so I figured I would make a quick guide for those of you that want to do it. Here’s what you need to do to make that happen…
Go to www.usms.org/admin/aliasrequest.php to request a usms.org email address. So now to my list of about 100 different email addresses I can add email@example.com
Wait for usms to approve your new email
When you have your new email address go into Facebook and click on settings at the top of your screen.
Then hit the networks tab
Next type U.S. Masters Swimming (exactly like that otherwise you won’t find it) into the Network Name box. Once you’ve selected the network you will be prompted to enter your usms.org email address. Click Join Network.
Finally you’ll get a confirmation email from Facebook and once you click the confirmation link that they send you you’re done! Oh and there is one fun unintended side effect… doing this will make it look like you work for USMS. I’m going to have to come up with a good title for myself… I’m thinking Director of Central Californian Swim Blogging Operations.