During these strange times for all, the Baylor Swimming Coaching staff thought it would be fun to share some of the best all-time swimming race videos of the past in an effort to improve our overall swimming IQ. We will release a new video each day of the week Monday-Friday. We hope you all will enjoy reliving some of the great swimming moments of the past.
The RACE OF THE DAY for Tuesday, March 31st flashes back to the 2008 Bejing Olympic Games as Michael Phelps battles it out with Michael Cavic for gold in the 100-meter butterfly. Phelps claimed his 7th gold medal of the games in the slimmest of margins over Cavic in one of the most exciting races of all time!
Therefore as of March 12, 2020 all Baylor Swim Club practices (including masters) and swimming lessons have been suspended until April 26, 2020. School officials will continue to monitor and reevaluate the situation during this time. We will keep our membership updated if there are any changes or adjustments to this plan.
The well- being of all our families, staff and the community is our main priority at this time.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On March 17, 2020, USA Swimming issued a mandate of the cancellation of ALL sanctioned events across the U.S. through April 30, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus. Therefore the ARENA Long Course Invitational to be held April 24-26 at the Baylor School Natatorium has been canceled. See the press release from USA Swimming below.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On the weekend of February 14-16, 2020, over one hundred and thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the Southeastern Swimming Region 2 Championships held at the Baylor School Natatorium. Over 600 athletes from the Southeastern Swimming LSC East Region swam in the two and a half-day competition. The Baylor Swim Club took the overall team title, scoring 1,584 points. Tenessee Aquatics finished second with 502 points, while McCallie/ GPS Aquatics claimed third with 497.50 points. One of the highlights of the meet came from the Baylor senior girls 200 yard Medley Relay. The quartet of Ellie Waldrep, Breanna Belcher, Avery Wilson, and Audrey Rackel broke the 17-18 girls Southeastern Swimming record in the event posting a time of 1:45.66. The previous record set back in 2010 was held Baylor Swim Club’s Lauren Williams, Alison Lusk, Anna Rae Gwarjanski, and Ashley Vance.
Complete information, Dates, times, and online registration are now available for Baylor Swim Club’s 2020 Summer Tune-Up Stroke Clinic for summer league swimmers. The stroke clinic will be held from April 14 – May 14, 2020, on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 5:15-6:15 PM at the Baylor School Natatorium.
See the Summer Tune-Up page for complete information. Space will be limited so register as soon as possible.
The 2020 Spring Swimming Lessons schedule is now available. Group swimming lesson sessions will be offered in March / April and May. The Complete schedule and registration information can be found at the links below.
NASHVILLE, TN- On Friday and Saturday, February 7-8 the Baylor School has won the combined and girls 2019 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships. This is the fifteenth year in a row that the Baylor School has won the combined team title, while the girls claimed their second state title in a row with a victory over Harpeth Hall. Harpeth Hall has won the Swimming World High School National Championship in both 2018 & 2019. The Baylor School boys finished in a first-place tie with the McCallie School with both teams scoring 248 points as the meet came down to the final relays. This is the first time since 2013 that the Baylor School was able to take the combined, girls, and boys state championships. The high school state meet was held on the campus of the University of Tennessee at the Alan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, TN.