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Letter to Prospective Members 2017-2018 (PDF)
Practice Groups 2017-2018 (PDF)
Practice Schedule 2017-2018 (PDF)
Financial Information 2017-2018 (PDF)
Developmental Session Dates 2017-2018 (PDF)
Practice Group Equipment List 2017-2018 (PDF)
Swim Meet Schedule 2017-2018 (PDF)

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Competitive Program / Practice Groups


New Swimmer Evaluation Placement

Baylor Swim Club is open to all residents of the Greater Chattanooga area and can join at any time during the year. All swimmers are required to have an evaluation prior to joining the club. Swimmers will be evaluated based on skill level, stroke development, and age.

All new swimmers joining the club after August 23rd who have no previous competitive swimming experience with our club may be evaluated on the following dates: October 23, December 18, and February 20. All evaluations will be held at the Baylor School Natatorium at 5:30 PM. Please email if you plan on attending a session. If you have any further questions please email Laura Pitman or call the Baylor Swimming office at 423-267-8506 x267.

Freeman Claims Silver & Bronze Medals at FINA World Junior Championships

Freeman Claims 18 & Under National Championship in the 400 & 200 meter Freestyle



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Baylor Swim Club Partners with the Hamilton Family YMCA

For the 2017-2018 season the Baylor Swim Club will once again offer practices for both Developmental and AG practice groups at the Hamilton YMCA. See all the registration information above for the practice schedule at the Hamilton YMCA.

Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming, Dan Flack and Executive Director of the Hamilton YMCA, Chris Knox,  are thrilled to announce a partnership between the Baylor Swim Club and the Hamilton Family YMCA.  Under this new partnership the Baylor Swim Club will be launching a new Developmental practice group at the Hamilton Family YMCA.



Hamilton Family YMCA

Make a Splash with
Baylor Swim Club
  • The Greater Chattanooga Area's most professional, accomplished, experienced, and successful coaching staff.
  • Baylor Swim Club is open to all residents of the greater Chattanooga and surrounding areas.
  • Correct stroke techniques taught at all levels.
  • Self-discipline, time management, teamwork, and goal-setting stressed.
  • Conditioning benefits other sports.
  • NO benchwarmers! Everyone can compete.
  • Flexible practice schedules.
  • Outstanding Practice Facilities


The year-round program

The Baylor Swim Club offers the finest year-round USA Swimming age group and senior swimming programs in the Greater Chattanooga area. We have created a program that caters to swimmers of all ages and abilities. In addition to ensuring proper technique and conditioning, our program's emphasis on the development of self-esteem, sportsmanship and teamwork prepares the swimmer for success in both sport and life.

Year-round swimmers at Baylor Swim Club are encouraged to participate in swim meets, which are held about once a month. Most competitions for young swimmers are held locally. There are no benchwarmers! Baylor coaches believe that every swimmer should get a chance to compete and strive for excellence.

And it's fun! Lifelong friendships are developed through Baylor Swim Club practice groups, swim meets, and team building activities. Baylor's flexible practice schedule allows swimmers to enjoy and participate in other sports, school and family activities.


  • Baylor ranks as a Silver Medal or Bronze Medal team in the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program for the 8th time in the last 11 years
  • Baylor Swim Club Produced Five USA National Junior Team Members 
  • Had five swimmers compete at the FINA World Junior Championships in 2011, two competed in the World University Games in 2013, one to competed in the FINA World Championships in 2013, and three compete at the FINA World Championships in 2015

  • Had two swimmers qualifiers for the FINA World Junior Championships in 2017, one qualify for the World University Games in 2017 , & one qualify for the FINA World Championships in 2017
  • Head Coach Dan Flack was named as a Coach of the United States Swimming National Junior team in 2011 and 2013. He was also named Southeastern Swimming LSC Coach of the year in 2007 & 2013, and is a member of the United States Swimming National Team Coaches Staff
  • Baylor School wins combined state title for the 12th year in a row

  • Baylor Swim Club 12th at Junior Nationals – 6th national top 15 finish in the last 7 years
  • Baylor Swim Club has five current or former athletes qualify for the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials.
  • Baylor Swim Club had ten athletes qualify for the 2012 US Olympic Team Trials, and had five alums and current members compete at the 2016 Olympic Trials
  • Baylor Swim Club has had 42 USA Swimming Scholastic All Americans, 30 different members over the last eight years 
  • 6 National Age Group Relay Records, 2 Individual National Age Group Records
  • Five athletes were Junior National Champions covering 12 different events.
  • 52 Southeastern Swimming Records in the last 10 years- 5 individual and three relay Southeastern records set in 2016-17



State of the Art Facilities

The Baylor Swim Club's home pool is the Baylor School Natatorium. This multi-million dollar facility is state of the art, and one of the best in aquatic centers in the country.

The indoor pool features 22 short course yard lanes by ten 50 meter long course lanes equipped with two moveable bulkheads.

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Other Aquatic Programs

Along with the Competitive team the Baylor Swim Club also offers other aquatic programs which includes Swimming Lessons, a homeschool swimming program, and Adult Masters Swimming. Click the images below to see more about the other aquatic programming at Baylor.


Baylor Partners With Make a Splash Program

Head Coach/ Aquatics Director Dan Flack and Swim School Director Brian Gill are pleased to announce that the Baylor Swim Club has partnered with the USA Swimming Foundations' Make A Splash Program. Beginning in the fall of 2010, the Baylor Swim Club will be providing scholarships to those that cannot afford to pay for swimming lessons as part of the Make A Splash Local Partner program. The Baylor Swim Club is currently just one of three organizations associated with the program in the state of Tennesee.

"The Bayor Swim Club is delighted to partner with the United States Swimming Foundation in this program. Make a Splash is just another opportunity to promote the benefits of the sport of swimming and water safety to a wider group of people in the greater Tennesssee Valley area," said Head Coach Dan Flack.

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Directions to BAYLOR

The Baylor Swim Club operates on the campus of the Baylor School in the state of the art Baylor School Natatorium.

  • From I-75 take I-24 West, or from I-59 take I-24 East
  • Take exit 178 (U.S. 27 North) * After crossing the Tennessee River, take the 5th exit, (U.S. 127, Signal Mountain)
  • Proceed under the overpass, moving to the left turn lane after the second traffic light. The entrance to the campus is located on the left at the third traffic light, directly across from the Mountain Mart convenience store.

Meet the Coaching Staff

Baylor Swim Club's nationally recognized, full-time, professional coaching staff provides personal attention and consistency in training, encouraging swimmers of all ages and skill levels to fully develop their talents and abilities.

Dan Flack
Director of Competitive Swimming /
Head Coach / Aquatics Director

Coaching Philosophy

Baylor Swim Club

  • Selected as Assistant Coach by United States Swimming for the US National Junior Team for the 2011 World Junior Swimming Championships. Coach Flack coached 5 different swimmers representing 4 different countries in this prestigious competition. Coach Flack has coached 10 different swimmers in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Selected as Assistant Coach by United States Swimming for the 2013 US National Junior Team Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Selected Men's Coach of the NCSA All-Star team in competition vs Japan in September 2012. Placed three swimmers on the All-Star team.
  • Selected as  Member of the United States Swimming National Team Coaching Staff
  • Coached Trey Freeman, Sam McHugh, Spencer Rowe, Arden Pitman, and Kristen Vredeveld to qualify for the USA Swimming National Junior Team which represented the United States in competitions in Hawaii, Vancouver, Canada, Barcelona Spain, and the World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru.
  • Kristen Vredeveld broke National Record in 50 yard freestyle for 16 year old girls
  • Trey Freeman broke National Record in 200 meter freestyle for 13-14 year old boys
  • Coached five different swimmers to qualify for the NCSA National All Star teams that represented the United States at the Irish National Championships in Dublin, Ireland, an All-Star competition in Osaka, Japan, and an All Star competion vs Japan in California.
  • Coached 52 individual and 21 relay records for Southeastern Swimming in the last 10 years .
  • Coached 12 Olympic Trials Qualifiers
  • Coached 5 different Junior National Champions swimmers in 12 different events
  • Baylor Swim Club placed 2nd in both boys and girls at the US Swimming Short Course Juniors in 2009 
  • Baylor Swim Club has placed 3rd -2008, 4th – 2009, 7th - 2011, 7th –2012 at the NCSA Junior National Swimming Championships
  • Baylor Swim Club is a Silver or Bronze Medal Club of Excellence for 8 of the last 11 years - ranking as the top Silver Medal Club in the country in 2009
  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans,48 different members over the last 12 years


Baylor School- High School Swimming

  • Baylor Girls were Swimming World Magazine’s National Champions 2008-2009, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012
  • Baylor Boys were Swimming World Magazine” National Independent School Champions for 2007-2008, 2008-2009
  • Baylor Girls were ranked # 2 in the country by Swimming World Magazine 2009-2010

  • Baylor won the NISCA combined national dual meet championship, and won their national division in both boys and girls 2007-2008, 2008-2009, placing 2nd Nationally 2010-16
  • Baylor School won the Tennessee State Championship  2006-2017
  • Baylor girls ranked 2nd in the NISCA national dual meet championship rankings while the boys ranked 1st 2009-2010 and have been top5 nationally every year since
  • Baylor Girls broke the National Record in the 200 free relay 3 times in 4 years
  • Baylor Girls broke the National Record in the 200 medley relay in 2009
  • Baylor Boys broke the National Record in the 200 medley relay in 2014
  • Baylor broke 31 girl’s school records and 36 boy’s school records
  • Baylor boys & girls broke 13 national records for the 25 meter course
  • Extended Girls dual meet record is 74 – 7 while the Baylor Boys record is 77-3

Brian Gill
Head Age Group Coach /
Swim School Director

  • In 2009 Coach Gill produced a Southeasthern Swimming Champion
  • Led the 2011 Baylor Middle School Swim Team to a boys title, and the combined Southeastern Middle School Championship
  • Led the 2009 Baylor Middle School Swim Team to another girls title, and the combined Southeasthern Middle School Championship.
  • In his first year with Baylor he help expand the club program and introduced a highly successful swimming lesson program.
  • As an assistant with the Lower School team he helped capture the Southeastern Middle School Championship in 2007
  • Served as Head Coach of Signal Mountain Swim Team (2007-2009)
  • Came to Baylor Swim Club from the Raleigh Swimming Association in North Carolina.
  • While working under Baylor Head Coach Dan Flack, he helped expand the RSA program from 120 swimmers to 280 swimmers in four years.
  • Achieved American Swimming Coaches Association Level III.
  • Coach Gill and his wife Leah live in Hixson, TN with their daughter Megan


Laura Pitman
Director of Operations /
Assistant Coach

  • Coach Laura Pitman grew up swimming in the Chattanooga area.
  • At the University of Tennessee she was an All-American.
  • In 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 she coached the Southeastern Middle School Champions
  • In 2006 she coached the 11-12 girls Southeastern Swimming Age Group Champions at Baylor.
  • Laura is responsible for the daily operations of the club.
  • Laura is a 2013 inductee to the Chattanooga Sports hall of Fame.
  • Coach Pitman lives in Hixson with her husband Wes, dog Lulu and 2 cats.
  • Her oldest daughter Sloane, is a former Baylor Swim Club athlete and Lady Vol swimmer. She is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and is employed with the Baron Baptiste Institute. Her youngest daughter Arden is also a former Baylor Swim Club athlete and a current member of the University of Tennessee swim team.


Adam Carter
Site Director at the Hamilton YMCA / Junior Group Coach

  • Adam Carter is a USA Swimming certified and ASCA Level 2 certified coach from Richmond, Virginia.
  • Alumnus of both the College of Science and Honors College at George Mason University
  • During his four years at GMU, he competed as an NCAA Division I athlete on the Men’s Swimming & Diving Team
  • He began competing year-round as an age group swimmer for Burkwood Aquatic Club in 2002.  On this team, he was able to attain a number of achievements, not the least of which were attaining qualifying times for Eastern Zones, Sectionals, and NCSAs.
  • Upon graduating from university, his next move in coaching was to take an assistant coaching position at Machine Aquatics - a team offering aquatic instruction and competitive swimming training throughout Northern Virginia to a variety of ages and abilities.
  • Following his work there, he moved back to Richmond and began coaching for the largest club team in Virginia: NOVA of Virginia Aquatics.
  • During his time there, he was able to help his athletes achieve qualifying times for State Level Championship meets and was also selected as an Assistant Coach for the 2016 Virginia Swimming Zone Team.