CHATTANOOGA, TN- The Baylor School Boys and Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving teams were named by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) as 2017-2018 National Independent School Dual Meet Champions. The NISCA awards program is based on submitted team results of high school athletes (grades 9-12) that are translated into power points. A total of 349 high school teams from across the nation participated in the national dual meet ranking system this year. There were only two double winners this season, and the Baylor School was recognized as one of those teams. The only other team to take the boys and girls titles was Carmel High School (Carmel, IN) in the public school division.
All new swimmers planning on joining the Baylor Swim Club for the 2018-2019 season must attend the New Swimmer Evaluation Placement either Tuesday or Wednesday, August 21 or 22 from (5:00-6:00 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium (new swimmers only need to attend one of the evaluation days).
All new swimmers are required to have an evaluation to determine proper practice group placements.
IRVINE, CA- For the second year in a row Baylor Swim Club’s Trey Freeman is the 18 & Under National Champion in the 400 meter freestyle at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships. He claimed fifth overall in a time of 3:49.90. In the morning prelims session on Sat., Freeman swam to a personal best time of 3:49.02 which earned him a spot in the championship final. Last year at the Phillips 66 National Championships Freeman claimed 18 & Under National Titles in both the 200 and 400 freestyle events. Due to his performances at this competition he will earn a spot on either USA’s 2019 World Unviersity Games Team (July 3-14 in Naples, ITA) or the 2019 Pan American Team (July 26- Aug. 11 in Lima Peru). Read more …
CARY, NC- This past week Baylor Swim Club athletes Jewel Gordon, Cecilia Porter, Addison Smith and Ellie Waldrep competed in the 2018 USA Swimming Futures Championships. The competition was held August 2-5 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC. This meet featured over 600 of the best up and coming swimmers from the southern part of the country. The four athletes that competed had some outstanding performances throughout the weekend. They capped off a great meet on Sunday with the gold medal in the 400 Medley Relay. The quartet of Ellie Waldrep, Cecilia Porter, Addison Smith, and Jewel Gordon finished with a winning time of 4:18.10. With just four athletes competing in the meet the Baylor Swim Club finished sixth in the women’s overall team scores. Read more …
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School Head Coach Dan Flack will lead the USA Men’s National Junior Team at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships Aug. 23-27 at the Damodar Aquatic Center in Suva, Fiji. Coach Flack has served on a number of National Junior Team staffs, and most recently last summer as an assistant coach on the FINA World Junior Team. He also served as an assistant on the 2011 FINA World Junior Team staff as well. Flack has placed five Baylor athletes on the USA Swimming National Junior Team over the last several years which include: Arden Pitman (2009), Spencer Rowe (2010), Kristen Vredeveld (2011), Sam McHugh (2013), and Trey Freeman (2016, 2017). Trey Freeman was on the 2017 FINA World Junior Team, while Kristen Vredeveld made the team back in 2011.
The Baylor Swimming staff conducted some extensive research to find the best possible updated site for our swim club. This will improve communication to our membership, update the site with the most modern web based technology which also includes a mobile friendly version, and most importantly will work as a way to promote the various programs offered at the Baylor Swim Club.