Smith Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Team Trials, Solid Showing for Baylor at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Knoxville
Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championship Meet Information
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Below you will find the most up to date 2019 Joe Gawrys Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championship meet information to be held Friday, January 18th (Diving) and Saturday, January 19th (Swimming) at the Baylor School Natatorium. The psych sheet, warm-up lane assignments, and the REAL-TIME Results link are now available on the hosted meets page. All information will be posted as it becomes available.
Smith Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Team Trials, Solid Showing for Baylor at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Knoxville
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019
KNOXVILLE, TN- This past week (January 9-12) Baylor Swim Club athletes Jack Kirby, Cecilia Porter, Addison Smith, and Ellie Waldrep competed in the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series at Knoxville. This meet featured some of the top swimmers from all across the world and was swum at the Allen Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee. On Friday, senior, Addison Smith qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 400-meter freestyle. She finished 11th overall with a time of 4:16.82. The Olympic Team Trials- Swimming will be held June 21-28, 2020 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE.
Baylor Splashes Into 2019 at January Invitational
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13, over seventy Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled down the road to race in the McCallie / GPS Aquatics January Invitational held at the McCallie School. Over 250 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet.
Baylor Recognized as USA Swimming Silver Medal Club of Excellence for 10th Time in Club History
Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019
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 2019 swimming season!
What exactly does this mean? This means that Baylor Swim Club is recognized as one of the top clubs in the country based on organizational professionalism and athletic performance. To qualify for this award, Baylor had to submit an extensive report to United States Swimming, documenting club professionalism as well as both national and world-class performance.
Club and School Records Fall at 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals In Greensboro
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
GREENSBORO, NC- This past weekend (Dec. 5-8) six Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the 2018 USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships- EAST at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC. This is one of the top swimming competitions in the country on an annual basis for swimmers eighteen-years-old and under. Leading the way for Baylor were some outstanding swims from both Ellie Waldrep and Addison Smith.
Winter Swimming Lessons Schedule Now Available
Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018
Baylor Feeling Very Merry After Cardinal Christmas Classic Meet
Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018
LOUISVILLE, KY- On Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3, over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Louisville, KY to race in the 2018 Cardinal Christmas Classic held at the University of Louisville Ralph Wright Natatorium. Over 600 swimmers from the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia competed in the swim meet.
Baylor Jingling All the Way After the Annual Jingle Bell Classic Meet
Posted on Monday, December 3, 2018
DALTON, GA– On Saturday, December 1st, over fifty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Dalton, GA to race in the 2018 Jingle Bell Classic Meet. Over 200 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet held at Dalton High School Pool. Congratulations to all Baylor swimmers for an outstanding meet on Saturday.
Jack Kirby Signs NCAA NLI to Attend the University of Southern California
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Wednesday, November 14th, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athlete Jack Kirby signed a college national letter of intent to attend the University of Southern California located in Los Angeles. Kirby is a four-year boarding student from the Caribbean island of Barbados and is a seven-time NISCA All-American. He was the 2018 TISCA State Champion in the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and a member of the Baylor School’s state champion 400-yard freestyle relay. Jack Kirby has also been a member of the Barbados Swimming Federation national team, and just came off a trip to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Below you will find more of Jack Kirby’s accomplishments at the Baylor School.
Baylor Makes A Splash at 2018 Martha Bass Invitational
Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On November 3-4, 2018, the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2018 Martha Bass Invitational held at the Baylor School Natatorium. One Hundred and twenty-one Baylor Swim Club athletes participated in the two day meet. Over 300 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in the meet, and thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!
Baylor Swimmers Take Down National Records in Dual Meet Season Opener
Posted on Sunday, October 28, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Saturday, October 27th the Baylor School took down four short course meters NISCA National Records in route to a victory over Science Hill High School. The Baylor School girls 200 short course meter freestyle relay of Ellie Waldrep, Jewel Gordon, Jamee Mitchum, and Addison Smith swam to a new NISCA National Independent School Record in a time of 1:46.35. The previous record was set by Trinity Prep in 2015. The Baylor School girls were victorious over Science Hill 192-93, while the Baylor School boys defeated Science Hill 205-78.
Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins Haunt Baylor for Halloween
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Thursday evening, October 25th, the Baylor Swim Club and Diving Club had their annual Halloween Bash at the Baylor School. Over seventy swimmers and divers with ages ranging from five to fourteen-years-old dressed up in their Halloween costumes, and participated in the event.
All members attending the party were also asked to bring at least two canned foods to be donated to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to prepare for the holiday season.
Solid Swims for Baylor at Ensworth October OPEN Meet
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018
NASHVILLE, TN– On the weekend of October 13-14, 2018 forty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the Ensworth October OPEN held at the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN. Overall it was a solid early season performance from the athletes that attended the competition.
Baylor Alumni Trey Freeman Named to USA Swimming’s 2019 World University Games Team
Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– On Thursday, October 18th, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School alumni Trey Freeman was named to USA Swimming’s 2019 World University Games team. Freeman will compete with Team USA at the World University Games, which will be held July 4-10, 2019 in Naples, Italy. He is currently a freshman swimming at the University of Florida. Freeman earned a spot on the team with his performance at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships this past summer.
Baylor Swimmers In College for the 2018-2019 Season
Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018
Baylor currently has a total of thirteen alumni swimming in college programs across the country. In the alumni section of the website, the Baylor swimmers in college for the 2018-2019 season has been updated. Follow them on this page through their 2018-2019 college season.
Best of luck to the following Baylor alumni on a great season: Zach Althoff, Caroline Boone, Anne Dassow, Trey Freeman, Emily Gill, Jason Green, Piotr Kurleto, Jon Lancaster, Peter Lochmaier, Leanne McMaster, Maggie Stovall, Jessica Vargo, and Luis Sebastian Weekes
Baylor Alumni Trey Freeman Ranked In 18 & Under World 100 for Third Consecutive Year
Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
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.
Baylor TRI-Masters Swimmer Karla Vradenburgh Takes IRONMAN Chattanooga 18-24 Age Group Title
Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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.
Pool Records Fall at 2018 Fall Kick-Off Classic Meet
Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018
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!
Smith & Freeman Recognized as USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018
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.
Coach Flack Named to 2018-2019 USA Swimming National Team Coaches Roster
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School Head Coach Dan Flack was named to the 2018-2019 USA Swimming National Team coaches roster. Coach Flack was selected as a national team coach based on Trey Freeman’s performances over the last year. In August of 2018, Flack was the Head Coach of the Men’s National Junior team at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships. The competition held on the islands of Fiji saw the USA National Junior Team capture twenty individual gold medals, five relay gold medals, twenty-one silver medals, and five bronze medals.
Bohannon & Waldrep Attend 2018 LEAD Sports Summit
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
ATLANTA, GA- Over the Labor Day Holiday weekend (Aug. 31 – Sept. 3) Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athletes Lydia Bohannon and Ellie Waldrep attended the 2018 LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment, and Athletic Development) Summit held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. The LEAD Sports Summit is a yearly summit that connects young female swimmers with Olympic Champions and Specialists throughout a four day all-inclusive event.
Baylor Alumni Trey Freeman Selected to 2018-2019 USA Swimming National Team
Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- On Tuesday, September 4th USA Swimming announced that Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School alumni Trey Freeman had been selected as a member of the 2018-2019 National Team. Freeman was selected to the team based on his performance in the 400 meter freestyle at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships this summer in Irvine, CA. 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.
Baylor School Named Boys & Girls NISCA National Independent School Dual Meet Champions
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2018
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.
Freeman Takes 18 & Under National Championship for the Second Year In a Row
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018
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). (more…)
Jenny Smith Finishes North Channel Ultra Distance Swim
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
PORTPATRICK, SCOTLAND- On Monday, August 20th Baylor Swim Club Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith finished the North Channel Swim in 13 hours and 6 minutes. The open water ultra distance swim began in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland and finished in Portpatrick, Scotland on the Mull of Galloway, which is about 21.5 miles long. The North Channel swim is approximately the same distance as the English Channel, but it has two major differences. The first is the sea temperature, which can be 3-5 degrees lower ( 10-14 degrees Celcius) and the second is the hundreds of Lions Mane jellyfish which plague the Channel during the summer months and are for the most part unavoidable.
Senior Girls Dominate at Futures Championships in Cary, NC
Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018
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. (more…)
Addison Smith Takes High Point Award, Leads Baylor at Southeastern LC Championships
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018
KNOXVILLE, TN– This past weekend (July 19-23, 2018) over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed at the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships. Over 800 athletes from the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida competed at the Alan Jone Intercollegiate Aquatics Center and the UT Student Aquatics Center in Knoxville, TN. Leading the way for the Aqua Raiders were some outstanding performances from seventeen year old Addison Smith. Smith took the high point award for the senior girls age group with first place finishes in the 200 free (2:03.17), 400 free (4:21.59), 100 fly (1:02.68), and 400 IM (4:58.50). She also finished fourth overall in the 200 IM.
Fall Swimming Lesson Schedule Now Available
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018
The 2018 Fall (September & October) Swimming Lessons schedule is now available. The Complete schedule and registration information can be found can be found at the links below.
Coach Jenny Smith Completes Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN– With her finish of the 20 Bridges Swim in Manhattan, NY, Baylor Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith has now officially completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Membership of the Triple Crown requires the authenticated completion of three famous marathon swims: 21 miles(33.7 km) across the English Channel between England and France, 20.2 miles (33 km) across the Catalina Channel in Southern California, USA, and 28.5 miles (45.8 km) around Manhattan Island in New York, USA. She completed these three swims in less than one year, and is now recognized by the World Open Water Swimming Association as the 174th athlete to complete the Triple Crown ultra-distance races.
Welcome to the New baylorswimming.org !
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2018
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.
Baylor Seniors Make College Choices
Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018
Congratulations to the five Baylor Swim Club and/or Baylor School seniors whom have announced their college choices for 2018. Four of the five seniors will be continuing their swimming careers in college. Good luck to all of these seniors in their future endeavors both in and out of the pool. See the complete list of seniors and their college choices below.
* indicates that the athlete will continue their swimming career in college
Long Course Season / Meet Schedule
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.
Hotel Information for the 2018 Long Course Season
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.
Spring Parents Meeting Information Handout- April 12, 2018
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.
Please email if you have any questions.
Summer Practice Schedule
Below is the 2018 Baylor Swim Club Summer Practice Schedule. This schedule takes effect beginning Monday, June 4th. Please follow it closely.
Practice Schedule Changes for June & July
There are several practice schedule changes to be aware of for the end of June and July. Please make a note of these changes on your calendar.
- July 13-14– NO PRACTICE for the Junior groups due to the CASL City Meet in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
- July 16-19– NO PM Practice for Junior group, Only AM practices will be offered for the Junior group during this week.
- July 19– Final Baylor Swim Club Practice for the Summer; Practice is TBA for those swimming at Zones or Futures Championships
Baylor Kicks-Off Long Course Season at Arena Invitational
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On May 4-6, 2018 the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2018 Arena Long Course Invitational held at the Baylor School Natatorium. One hundred Baylor Swim Club athletes participated in the two and a half day meet. Over 400 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in meet, and thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!
One of the highlights from the meet came from sixteen year old Addison Smith. In the first meet of Long Course season she broke two Baylor Swim Club team records. She broke her own record in the Senior 400 free by three seconds, and Caitlin Muldoon’s 1500 free record set in 2000 by 15 seconds.
Coach Flack Attends USA Jr. Team Camp & National Coaches Seminar
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO– Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School Head Coach Dan Flack spent the week (April 26-May 2) in Colorado coaching the USA National Junior Team Training Camp at the Olympic Training Center. He then followed that up with a quick trip to the 2018 USA National Team Coaches Seminar in Denver, CO.
The USA Swimming National Junior Team camp featured lectures by former world record holders Ian Crocker & Mary T Meagher on butterfly training. There was also Video review by US Swimming Technical consultant Russell Mark. The Junior team also had goal and team building sessions in preparation for International Selection meets this summer. Baylor Swimming athlete and National Junior Team member Trey Freeman attended the camp as well. Last year USA Swimming announced that Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club Head Coach Dan Flack will lead the USA Men’s National Junior Team at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships Aug. 23-27 in Fiji.
On April 30- May 2 Coach Flack then traveled south to Denver, CO to attend USA Swimming National Coaches Seminar. Only the top 1% of coaches in USA Swimming are invited to this conference. Coach Flack was invited to this seminar based on placing athletes on the USA Swimming National Junior team over the past few years. He participated in lectures ranging from Distance training systems, team culture, and sleep for athletes
Waldrep & Smith Lead Baylor at NCSA Junior National Championships
Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018
ORLANDO, FL– This past week March 13-17, eleven Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the 2018 National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National Swimming Championships at the Orlando YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the top swimming competitions in the country on an annual basis for swimmers eighteen years old and under. In general there are over 1700 swimmers in the meet representing over 250 clubs from all over the nation. This will be the eleventh year in a row that Baylor Swim Club will send athletes to this competition. Leading the way for Baylor were some outstanding performances by Ellie Waldrep and Addison Smith.
Baylor Turns In Strong Performance at Southeastern Championships
Posted on Monday, February 26, 2018
HUNTSVILLE, AL- On the weekend of February 23-25, 2018, over forty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships Championships held at the brand new Huntsville Aquatic Center. Over 900 swimmers from the Southeastern Swimming LSC swam in the three day competition. The Baylor Swim Club finished 11th overall out of 44 teams scoring. (more…)
Baylor Takes Combined, Boys TISCA State Championships
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2018
KNOXVILLE, TN- On Friday and Saturday, February 9-10 the Baylor School has won the combined and boys TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships. This is the thirteenth year in a row that the Baylor School has won the combined team title, while the boys have taken the title five times out of the last six years. The Baylor School girls finished second overall behind a very good Harpeth Hall team.