Payton Brooks

Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming Payton Brooks was named Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming in October of 2022.  Brooks comes to Baylor after a stint as an Assistant Swim Coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies.  Coach Brooks becomes the tenth Head Coach in Baylor Swimming program history. “Payton is everything that … Continue reading Payton Brooks

Laura Pitman

Director of Operations / Assistant Coach Coach Laura Pitman grew up swimming in the Chattanooga area. Pitman swam for Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA during her high school years, where she was a member of the National record-setting medley relay and Eastern prep school champions. At the University of Tennessee, she was an All-American. She … Continue reading Laura Pitman

Brian Gill

Head Age Group Coach / Swim School Director Coach Brian Gill enters his sixteenth year as the Head Age Group Coach of the Baylor Swim Club. During his fourteen years at Baylor, Coach Gill has produced Southeastern Swimming champions, four Southeastern Middle School Championships, created growth in the age group program, and developed the swimming … Continue reading Brian Gill

Jessica Klotz

Assistant Coach Jessica Klotz is a graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.  Jessica is known on our pool deck as Coach Jess. If you have spent much time near our pool you have heard her laugh and yell with your children! Jess … Continue reading Jessica Klotz

Stephanie Davis

Masters Coach Stephanie Davis found her passion for exercise while maintaining a career as a teacher and raising a family. As a longtime swimmer and triathlete, Stephanie realized she could apply her success as a classroom teacher to the world of triathlon swimming and strength & conditioning coaching. She then left the teaching field to … Continue reading Stephanie Davis

Francine Chittum

Assistant Coach Coach Francine Chittum was born and raised in Michigan.  She began swimming at the age of five in her town’s local summer swim team and moved onto the year-round YMCA swim team.  Her love for swimming continued to grow and in middle school, her town developed a USA swim team which she swam … Continue reading Francine Chittum

Stephanie Cohen

Assistant Coach Stephanie Cohen earned her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.S. in Sports Administration and minor in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She began teaching swimming lessons at Baylor in 2012 and moved into a coaching role shortly after. In addition to coaching at Baylor, Stephanie spent … Continue reading Stephanie Cohen

Samantha Jameson

Assistant Coach / Swimming Lesson Instructor Samantha Jameson was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN, and began swimming for the Chattanooga Area Swim League at age six. Shortly after, she started swimming year-round at Baylor Swim Club. Sam attended Signal Mountain High School and began coaching at the age of fourteen for Signal Mountain Green … Continue reading Samantha Jameson

Catie Carden

Assistant Coach / Swimming Lessons Instructor Catie Carden was raised in Chattanooga, TN, and began swimming for the Colonial Shores Swim Team at age eight.  She continued to swim for Colonial Shores and Stuart Heights swim team before moving to year-round swimming.  She started swimming competitive year-round swimming for Baylor.  She attended Baylor School and … Continue reading Catie Carden

Josie White

Swimming Lessons Instructor Josie White is a 2022 graduate of Tennessee Technological University and graduated from the Baylor School in 2018. She plans to become a Spanish teacher so she loves spending her summers off teaching swim lessons and coaching her favorite CASL summer swim team, the Stuart Heights Sharks!  She swam competitively at the … Continue reading Josie White

Marcella Hakun

Swimming Lessons Instructor Marcella is new to the Chattanooga area and is currently a teacher at Middle Valley Elementary. She is bringing her 20 years of swimming experience to Baylor. She grew up swimming competitively in San Diego, California, and in Annapolis, Maryland. When Marcella moved to Tampa, Florida for college, she found a new … Continue reading Marcella Hakun

Caroline Klotz

Swimming Lessons Instructor Caroline Klotz is a student at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts as a dancer; she graduates high school in 2024 and plans to attend college to become a nurse. She has been teaching swim lessons for four years and has been a lifeguard at Baylor for a year. She was a swimmer … Continue reading Caroline Klotz