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Baylor Swimmers SHINE at 2014 CASL City Meet

by Brian Gill on 2014-07-18 13:29:00
Congratulations to all swimmers that competed in the 2014 CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet held at Warner Park Pool on Friday and Saturday, July 11th and 12th. All Baylor Swim Club members that competed did an outstanding job and represented Baylor Swimming well. Please continue to talk up the Baylor Swim Club program, and we look forward to seeing some new faces this fall. You can find out more information about our year round competitive swimming program by visiting our JOIN BAYLOR SWIM CLUB PAGE.
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JOIN BAYLOR SWIM CLUB for the 2014-2015 Season

by Brian Gill on 2014-07-09 12:20:00
JOIN BAYLOR SWIM CLUB for the 2014-2015 season! Complete registration information is now available. This includes important dates and practice schedule. See the Join Baylor Swim Club link on the homepage for all the information.


FitH2O- a Home School Physical Education Program

by Brian Gill on 2014-07-09 12:19:00
Complete information for the 2014-2015 season for the FitH2O- a Home School Physical Education Program is now available. These practices will consist of 30 min. of swimming and 30 min of fitness (dry land) so that those in home school program's across the greater Chattanooga area can help fulfill their physical education requirements. See the FitH2O page for complete information and online registration.


McHugh Leads Baylor at Richard Quick Invitational

by Brian Gill on 2014-07-02 07:38:00
This past weekend, June 27-29, 2014 the Baylor Swim Club competed in the 2014 Richard Quick Invitational in Auburn, AL. Over 800 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet held at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University. Leading the way for Baylor was Sam McHugh. He finished first in the 200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM. He also swam to a new team record in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.29.
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Baylor Starts the Summer Off FAST at Bullfrog Open Meet

by Brian Gill on 2014-06-04 10:44:00
This past weekend, May 31- June 1, 2014 the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2014 Chattanooga Bullfrog Invitational. Over 250 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet held at the Baylor School Natatorium. Special thanks to all the Baylor Swim Club parents that donated their time to volunteer this weekend.
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Selby and Gill to Represent Barbados at Youth Olympics Games

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-29 12:23:00
Current and future Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes Christian Selby and Hannah Gill have been selected by the Barbados Olympic Committee to represent their home country at the 2014 IOC Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China. This competition is the highest level of competition for junior athletes held in the world this summer.
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Baylor Seniors Make College Choices

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-21 07:47:00
Congratulations to the seven Baylor Swim Club and/or Baylor School seniors whom have announced their college choices for 2014. All seven of the seniors will be continuing their swimming careers in college. Good luck to all of these seniors in their future endeavors both in and out of the pool. See the complete list of seniors and their college choices below.
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Baylor Swimmers McHugh, Kaliszak Rank #1 In the Country

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-19 07:04:00
Baylor Swim Club members Sam McHugh and Lucas Kaliszak both ranked as the number one eighteen- year old high school swimmer in the country for the 2013-2014 short course competitive swimming season. McHugh ranks first nationally among eighteen year olds in the 500 yard freestyle 4:16.7, the 1000 yard freestyle 8:53.6, and the 200 yard butterfly 1:43.2. Kaliszak ranks first for eighteen year olds in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 46.4.
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Sam McHugh Featured in the Times Free Press

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-14 13:11:00
Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club senior athlete Sam McHugh was featured in the Time Free Press on Wednesday, May 14th. Sam McHugh has turned out to be one of the most decorated athletes in Baylor Swimming history. McHugh will attend and swim at the University of Tennessee next fall.
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Mathias Porter Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-14 08:02:00
Baylor Swim Club / Signal Mountain High School athlete Mathias Porter has signed a college national letter of intent and was granted an appointment to attend and swim at the United States Naval Academy. He has been swimming with the Baylor Swim Club since the age of ten, and has competed at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Porter has had an outstanding career at the Baylor Swim Club.
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Selby, Tynes Make Waves at CARIFTA Championships

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-01 09:11:00
This past week (April 22-26, 2014) three Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes represented their respective Caribbean nations at the 2014 CARIFTA Swimming Championships . The 2014 CARIFTA Swimming Championships showcased the best juniors of Caribbean Swimming against each other in 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 age groups. Christian Selby (Barbados) and Dustin Tynes (Bahamas) had some outstanding swims to lead each of their respective Caribbean nations.
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Baylor Kicks-Off 2014 Long Course Season at Nike Invite

by Brian Gill on 2014-05-01 06:49:00
This past weekend, April 25-27, the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2014 Nike Swim Long Course Invitational to kick off the long course season. Over 250 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet held at the Baylor School Natatorium. Special thanks to all the Baylor Swim Club parents that donated their time to volunteer this weekend.
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Abigail Bittel Signs with Bellarmine University

by Brian Gill on 2014-04-17 12:47:00
On Wednesday, April 16th Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Abigail Bittel signed her college national letter of intent to attend and swim at Bellarmine University. Bellarmine University is an NCAA Division II Catholic school that is located in Louisville, KY. She has been swimming with the Baylor Swim Club since the age of eight, and has competed at the local, state, and regional level. Bittel had an outstanding senior year, that culminated at the 2014 TISCA Swimming Championships held in Nashville, TN.
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Kaliszak, McHugh Lead Baylor at NCSA Junior Nationals

by Brian Gill on 2014-04-13 12:42:00
The Baylor Swim Club put on an outstanding performance at the 2014 NCSA Junior National Championships in Orlando, Florida. Baylor scored the sixth most points in the meet, and placed fourth overall in the boys competition, with a team record total of 338 points. Baylor swimmers won four individual events, one relay event, and broke a meet record. They also captured six Southeastern Swimming records, four Baylor School, and seven Baylor Swim Club records in the process. All of these are the highest totals ever by a Baylor Swim Club team at Junior Nationals.
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McHugh Invited to National Jr. Camp at Olympic Training Center

by Brian Gill on 2014-04-09 12:27:00
Baylor School and Baylor Swim Club member Sam McHugh has been invited by United States Swimming to attend the United States National Junior Team Training Camp held at the Olympic Training Center located in Colorado Springs April 10-13. McHugh garnered the invitation by being one of the six fastest swimmers in the United States this past year in an Olympic swimming event. In McHugh’s case, his event was the 200 meter butterfly.
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Hannah Peiffer Takes NCAA D-II Championship in the 100 Fly

by Brian Gill on 2014-03-14 09:07:00
Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club alumni Hannah Peiffer swam to an NCAA Division II Championship in the 100 yard butterfly. Peiffer is a freshman at Queens University of Charlotte, and her time of 53.45, is a new NCAA DII and school record. She swam the 200 IM on Wednesday, and placed sixth overall in the event.
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Xian Leads Baylor at Southeastern Championships

by Brian Gill on 2014-03-06 09:48:00
This past weekend, February 27-March 2, 2014 a strong contingent of thirty-four Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships held at the Centennial Sportsplex- Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool in Nashville, TN. Baylor finished 12th overall out of forty-three teams that scored points in the combined team scores . In order to compete in the meet the athletes had to achieve qualifying time standards. Over 1000 athletes from the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida competed in the championship affair. Leading the way for Baylor was ten year old Stephanie Xian.
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Ten New Swimmers Qualify for Southeasterns at District Meet

by Brian Gill on 2014-02-27 07:22:00
This past weekend (February 22-23) the Baylor Swim Club competed in the 2014 Southeastern Swimming District East Championships held at the Baylor School Natatorium. This was the last chance for many swimmers to achieve Southeastern Championship qualifying time standards for the meet to be held this coming weekend (Feb. 27- March 2) in Nashville, TN. Baylor had ten new swimmers qualify for Southeastern Championships, and acheived a total of thirty seven new qualifying time standards. Special thanks to all the Baylor Swim Club parents that volunteered their time to work the meet.
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Baylor Boys Relay Featured on SwimmingWorld TV

by Brian Gill on 2014-02-21 08:15:00
The Baylor School boys 200 yard medley relay of Luke Kaliszak, Dustin Tynes, Sam McHugh, and Christian Selby broke the National High School Record at the 2014 TISCA Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 22-23, 2014) in Nashville, TN. The relay was featured on SwimmingWorld TV's Morning Swim Show on Friday, February 21st.
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RACE VIDEO: Boys Record Breaking 200 MR; McHugh's 500 FR

by Brian Gill on 2014-02-17 11:48:00
Below you will find some race video from the 2014 TISCA Swimming & Diving Championships this past weekend. It includes the Baylor School boys recording breaking 200 Medley Relay, and Sam McHugh's 500 freestyle. The Baylor School boys 200 Medley Relay team of Luke Kaliszak, Dustin Tynes, Sam McHugh, and Christian Selby swam to a new National High School Record in 1:27.74.
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National & State Records Lead Baylor to TISCA State Titles!!!!

by Brian Gill on 2014-02-16 06:45:00
After two exciting days of incredible competition at the TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships, the Baylor School has captured the men's and combined state titles. The women finished in second behind Harpeth Hall. This is the eighth year in a row that Baylor has won the combined title. The men have now won two consecutive state titles. The Baylor School boys 200 Medley Relay team of Luke Kaliszak, Dustin Tynes, Sam McHugh, and Christian Selby swam to a new National High School Record in 1:27.74. The previous record was a 1:28.02 set by the Bolles School in 2012. Several other state records were set at the meet.
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Baylor Swimmers Make BIG Statement at Middle School Champs

by Brian Gill on 2014-01-24 08:12:00
On Saturday, January 18th the Baylor School and the Baylor Swim Club hosted the 2014 Joe Gawrys Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championship. Over forty teams and 500 athletes from the southeast competed in the day long prelims / finals event at the Baylor School Natatorium. Baylor's middle school girls' swim team swept the relays on the way to second place at the Southeastern Middle School Championships on Saturday. Other Baylor Swim Club athletes reprsenting their respective middle school teams also had an outstanding meet.
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Baylor Dynamite at Woodie B. Malone Invitational

by Brian Gill on 2013-12-20 10:14:00
This past weekend, December 13-15, over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to the Dynamo Swim Center- Chamlee to compete competed in the 2013 Woodie B. Malone Invitational. Over 400 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and, Alabama competed in the swim meet. This was a prelims / finals meet format, where if swimmers were able to place in the top 20 in prelims, then they would come back and swim in finals in the evening.
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McHugh WINS the 200 Fly In Record Time at Junior Nationals!!

by Brian Gill on 2013-12-16 07:30:00
On the final night of the 2013 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School senior Sam McHugh came away with his first Junior National title in the 200 yard butterfly. His time of 1:43.64 was also a new Junior National record. The previous record was set in 2010 by William Hamilton of Great Lakes.
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Baylor Swims Very Merry at Jingle Bell Classic Meet

by Brian Gill on 2013-12-13 08:42:00
This past Saturday, December 7th, over sixty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Dalton High School in Dalton, GA to race in the 2013 Jingle Bell Classic Meet. Over 200 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet. Congratulations to all Baylor swimmers for an outstanding meet on Saturday.
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Five Baylor Swimmers Sign College National Letters of Intent

by Brian Gill on 2013-11-20 08:54:00
On Friday, November 15th, five Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athletes signed college national letters of intent. All five athletes will attend Division I schools, while three of them will attend very competitive SEC schools. "Its quite an impressive group, and its a group that has accomplished quite a lot here," Baylor coach Dan Flack said Friday afternoon. "We re excited for the future, but we ve still got some big goals that we want to accomplish later this year.
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Pool Records Fall at 23rd Annual Martha Bass Invitational

by Brian Gill on 2013-11-08 12:07:00
This past weekend, November 2-3, 2013 the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 23rd Annual Martha Bass Invitational. Over 300 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet held at the Baylor School Natatorium. The Baylor Swim Club had over 120 swimmers participate in the meet. Congratulations to Sam McHugh and Luke Kaliszak for setting multiple new Baylor School Natatorium pool records. Special thanks to all the Baylor Swim Club parents that donated their time to volunteer this weekend.
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Ghouls, Ghosts, & Goblins Invade Baylor for Halloween

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-31 09:02:00
On Tuesday evening, October 29th, the Baylor Swim Club and Diving Club had their annual Halloween Bash at the Baylor School. Over seventy swimmers and divers with ages ranging from five to fourteen-years-old dressed up in their Halloween costumes,and participated in the event. All members attending the party were also asked to bring at least two canned foods to be donated to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to prepare for the holiday season.
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Baylor Swim Club Boasts Five Scholastic All-Americans

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-23 09:04:00
USA Swimming released the roster for its 2012-2013 Scholastic All-America Team, and five Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School student athletes were selected for this honor. Making the Scholastic All – America team from Baylor are Chandler Hinson, Kimberlee John-Williams, Luke Kaliszak, Sam McHugh, and Kristen Vredeveld.
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Baylor Swimmers in College for 2013-2014

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-22 09:47:00
Baylor currently has a total of twenty four alumni swimming in college programs across the country. In the alumni section of the website, the Baylor swimmers in college for the 2013-2014 season has been updated. Follow them on this page through their 2013-2014 college season.


Baylor Impressive at First Meet of the 2013-2014 Season

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-18 06:53:00
This past weekend, October 12-13, the Baylor Swim Club kicked off 2013-2014 short course season by competing in the 2013 October Invitational held at the McCallie School Sports Complex. The Baylor Swim Club brought a strong contingent of over one hundred athletes to the meet. Over 400 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Alabama competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the new Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in their first ever year round swim meet!
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Coach Flack, McHugh Named SES Coach and Swimmer of the Year

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-08 05:30:00
On Saturday, October 5th Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School Head Coach Dan Flack and senior athlete Sam McHugh were named Southeastern Swimming Senior Coach of the Year and swimmer of the year at the annual LSC meetings in Pensacola Beach, FL. The Southeastern Swimming coaches unanimously selected both Coach Flack and McHugh to receive these awards.
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Five Selected to 2012-2013 Southeastern Age Group All-Star Team

by Brian Gill on 2013-10-07 11:53:00
The Baylor Swim Club placed five athletes on the 2012-2013 Southeastern Swimming Age Group All-Star Team. The team was selected during the time period of September 1, 2012-August 31, 2013 from Short Course yards and Long Course Meters results. Congratulations to Lena Pregler, Erika Guise, George Von Canon, Ellie Waldrep, and Stephanie Xian for being selected to the All-Star team.
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Coach Flack Featured on the Morning Swim Show

by Brian Gill on 2013-09-05 09:36:00
The Thursday, September 5th edition of The Morning Swim Show on Swimming World TV features a talk with Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School head coach Dan Flack from the 2012 American Swim Coaches Association's world clinic. In this part of his presentation Coach Flack discusses the philosophy that helped his team rising to national prominence. See the video of his presentation below.
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McHugh Named to 2013-2014 National Junior Team

by Brian Gill on 2013-09-04 07:48:00
On Tuesday, September 3rd, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athlete Sam McHugh was named to the 2013-2014 National Junior Team. USA Swimming announced over 100 18 & Under athletes to the team this year. McHugh earned his space on the team with his performance in the 200 meter fly at the 2013 U.S. Open Swimming Championships. His 1:59.23 in the 200 fly was a new Southeastern Swimming record, and he also broke the Baylor Swim Club team record in the event.
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