The Baylor Swim Club will once again be offering new swimmers evaluations on Monday, October 22nd at 5:30 PM at the Baylor School Natatorium. All new swimmers interested in joining the competitive program during the 2018-2019 season should attend this evaluation. We have two convenient practice sites located at the Baylor School and the Hamilton Family YMCA. See complete details at the links below.
The 2018 November / December Swimming Lessons schedule is now available. The Complete schedule and registration information can be found can be found at the links below.
The coaching staff has gone ahead and made some practice schedule changes during the Middle School and High School swimming seasons because of meets being held at Baylor. If the practice group was not canceled, rescheduled or listed then practice will be held at the regularly scheduled time. (All practices at the Hamilton YMCA remain the same as scheduled). Please be sure to make a note of these changes.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– On Wednesday, October 3rd, USA Swimming announced the honorees for the third-annual 18 & Under World 100, recognizing many of the nation’s top up-and-coming swimmers for their performances in 2018. Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School alumni Trey Freeman was named to the 18 & Under World 100 program ranked 14th in the nation, and has a world ranking of 6th in the 400 freestyle. He was ranked 7th in the nation in 2017, and had a world ranking of 5th in the 400 meter freestyle. In 2016 he was ranked 28th in the nation, and had a world ranking of 23rd in the 400 meter freestyle. Freeman is currently a freshman swimming at the University of Florida.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On Sunday, September 30th Baylor TRI-Masters swimmer Karla Vradenburgh came out victorious in 18-24 age group female division in the IRONMAN Chattanooga Triathlon. She finished the bike and run portions of the race in a total time of 9:46.36. Unfortunately, due to unsafe conditions in the Tennessee River, the swimming portion of the race was canceled. With her finish in IMChattanooga, she has qualified to race in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, HI in October.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– This past weekend, September 22-23, the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2018 Fall Kick-Off Classic held at the Baylor School Natatorium. One Hundred and fifteen Baylor Swim Club athletes participated in the two day meet. Over 300 athletes from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet. Baylor Swim Club senior athletes Ellie Waldrep and Cecilia Porter broke Baylor School Natatorium Pool Records over the two-day competition. Waldrep blasted a 54.67 in the 100 backstroke to break Ashley Cusano’s record of 55.68 set in 2018. Porter dropped a 1:03.80 in the 100 breaststroke to break Allison Lusk‘s record of 1:04.59 from back in 2008. Special congratulations to all the new Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in their first ever year-round swim meet, and to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!
CHATTANOOGA, TN- USA Swimming released the roster for its 2017-2018 Scholastic All-America Team, and two Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School student athletes were selected for this honor.
Making the Scholastic All–America team from Baylor are rising senior Addison Smith and alumni Trey Freeman. Freeman is currently a freshman swimming at the University of Florida.