Good luck to all those Baylor Swim Club athletes representing their respective summer league teams, and competing in the CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet this Friday and Saturday (July 13-14, 2018) at the Arlene Crye Pool in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. This meet is one of the most important weekend’s for the Baylor Swim Club in attracting athletes to our club for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Please feel free to bring your friends to the Baylor Swim Club tent, and encourage those to come to the tent who are interested in joining our team. Coach Flack, Coach Brian, and Coach Laura will be at the meet all weekend long, and we are looking forward to watching all the Baylor Swim Club athletes compete.
The Baylor coaching staff would like to remind our membership of the importance of Summer League swimming to the growth and enhancement of our program. Every Baylor Swim Club member who participates, officiates, coaches or attends the CASL City meet has a great opportunity to spread the word about the benefits of Baylor Swim Club and year round swimming. Our coaches will have a tent set up at the City meet, and are ready to answer questions for prospective members. This meet is a great way for all members get involved in building our program.
So have a blast this weekend! Be a good sport, make to new friends, and spread the word about the Baylor program, the greater Chattanooga area program on the move!
The Junior, AG, and Developmental practice groups will be going to see theIncredibles 2 on Tuesday, July 17th at 12:15 PM at the AMC Majestic 12 Theater downtown. Junior group parents are welcome to drop their kids off at the theater, and will be under the coaches supervision. Those in the AG or Developmental groups are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by a parent at the movie.
Please be sure to bring money for a movie ticket and snacks if you wish to purchase them. This is a great way to keep your kids out of the sun, and get some rest before the upcoming meets. Please email Coach Brian if you have any questions.
The coaching staff just wanted to take some time to update you on registration for the fall. Registration information, dates, and the first practice for the 2018-2019 Baylor Swim Club season is just around the corner. Those swimmers that will be moving up into a new practice group will be notified by the coaching staff at the end of July / beginning of August. Please see the following important information/dates below regarding the 2018-2019 season.
Monday, August 6– Returning Member Online Registration OPENS
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 21 or 22– New Swimming Evaluation Placement (5:00-6:00 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium (new swimmers only need to attend one of the evaluation dates)
Wednesday, August 22– New Member Online Registration OPENS
Tuesday, August 28– Team Equipment Vendor in the Baylor School Natatorium Lobby (4:00-6:00 PM)
Thursday, August 30– Practices Begin for ALL groups
Thursday, August 30– Fall Parent Meeting (6:00 PM)
Please feel free to email Coach Brian if you have any questions regarding the program for the new season.
After the finish to a great short course season, we move on to the long course swimming season, where all of our meets in the spring and summer are swum in a long course or 50 meter pool rather than a short course 25 yard pool.
The first long course swim meet will be our Arena Long Course Invitational to be held May 4-6 at the Baylor School Natatorium. We will then follow that meet up with the UltraSwim OPEN (June 2-3) that our club will host as well. Finally, please also take notice that the scratch deadline for the Richard Quick Invitational in Auburn, AL (June 22-24) is early. This meet fills up very quickly so entries will be due early in order to secure a space in the meet for our team. The link to the spring / summer long course meet schedule is available below and, all meets for the spring / summer have also been posted on the meets-info/results page on the website.
Below you will find hotel reservation information for away swim meets during the 2018 long course season for the Baylor Swim Club. In order to access this information you will need to login to the member section of the website.
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Spring Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the spring parent meeting held on April 12, 2018 is now available on the website. See the link above for all the parent meeting information. The handout from the meeting will be emailed out to the entire club, and it is posted in the member news section of the website.
Parents, I just want to review some billing items with you. The TeamUnify system will bill accounts to you on the 1st of every month. The statements will contain your monthly dues and any other charges such as caps meet fees hospitality fees, etc. and a late fee will be assessed on the 21st of each month. Any payments that are unable to be processed on the 1st will accrue processing fees in addition to the charges. This fee comes from our processing merchant. Any accounts that are 30 days past due will result in your child being held out of the water.
Our developmental sessions are 8 week sessions so you will receive statements bi-monthly with the dues. As long as you are registered before the first day of the session you will be ready to participate in that session. Once you have registered the first time you will no longer be charged the USA and Club registration fees. Those fees are only charged at the beginning of each new swim year. Through TeamUnify you will automatically be billed for the next developmental session unless you have emailed the club by the 5th day of the month preceding the next session. So if you do not want to participate in session 2 you must email the club no later the October 5th. Telling your coach that you are not doing the next session will not keep you from being billed. Be sure to send the email to the club. We will not allow children to practice until the online registration has been completed.
If you are planning on taking a break and your child is in AG, Junior, or Senior, remember in order not to be billed for the next month I need to have written notification at least 30 days in advance. So for example, if you know you are not going to swim in December I must receive an email from you stating that no later than Nov.1. If the written statement is not received by that date you will be charged. Please understand that telling the coach does not count as proper notification.
The yearly hospitality fee of $120 is charged in October. If you join in October or later the hospitality fee is charged the month following your registration. This is the only additional fee our families are charged outside of meet fees. We do not require any fund raising. The hospitality fee is to supply food for the coaches and officials at all of our hosted meets. Some of these people are here for 3 meals and they greatly appreciate our hospitality. If you have concerns about this fee please contact me directly.
The 2017-2018 Baylor Swim Club Team Handbook is now available in the Members section. The Team Handbook consists of all the policies and procedures for members that have joined the Baylor Swim Club. See the link above for the team handbook.
The Baylor Swim Club Volunteer Handbook is now posted online. Listed below are many of the opportunities available for parents to contribute and show their support of the Baylor Swim Club. Most positions are only necessary during home meets. See the link above for the volunteer handbook.
Deck Pass is the official mobile application for USA Swimming. Deck Pass is truly for all ages and abilities. There is something for everyone, whether you are an athlete, parent, coach, official, volunteer, or simply a fan. Please see the following important information below regarding Deck Pass- USA Swimming’s APP, and information about your USA Swimming Membership card(s).
We have gone ahead and created a page in the member news section with all the information about the Deck Pass APP, however in order to access it you will need to login to the members section of the website. See the link below.
New folders have been created for the 2017-2018 season and are available. All awards from meets and past meets will be filed in the athletes folders on the pool deck. Each athlete on the Baylor Swim Club should have a folder where these awards will be placed after meets. Many ribbons and medals from past meets have also been filed there as well. Please have your child check the folders on the pool deck after practices. The folder boxes are located on a table next to the staff office on the pool deck. If for some reason your child does not have a folder, please email Coach Brian. Special thanks to Florence Porter for getting them organized this year.
Below you will find login information for Baylor Swim Club’s online TEAM STORE on www.allamericanswim.com and the most up to date contact information for our team vendor, All-American Swim Supply. If you need to order team suits or practice equipment please order from the TEAM STORE or contact their Roswell, GA location.
This is a reminder to all Baylor Swim Club members, that the only locker rooms that should be used are the lower school boys and girls locker rooms.
The upper school locker rooms and lockers are reserved only for Baylor School Varsity swimmers.
Please remember not to leave any personal belongings in the locker rooms or lockers. All equipment and belongs need to be taken home each night after practices. If any personal belongings or equipment are left in the locker rooms, it will be collected and placed in the lost and found area in the equipment room / endless pool room. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
What exciting news! The Baylor Swim Club has been awarded by United States Swimming the distinction of being a nationally ranked Silver Medal swim club in the USA Swimming Club of Excellence program for the 2018 swimming season! Read more …