Meet entries for the ARENA Long Course Invitational (May 14-16, 2021) at Baylor are now posted. They can be found on the meets-info/results page or they can be viewed by logging into your TeamUnify account. The scratch deadline for this swim meet has passed, please email Laura Pitman by 9:00 AM on Monday, May 10th with any issues.
Week of May 3, 2021
Due to several events happening on the Baylor School campus during the month of May, there are several practice schedule changes that affect some practice groups. Please make a note of the following changes below.
- May 7th– NO PRACTICE for AG & Junior groups due to Baylor School Celebrations Auction
- May 14-15– NO PRACTICE for ALL groups due to the ARENA Long Course Invitational at Baylor
- May 24-28– Senior/Varsity & Senior 2 groups should follow the Exam Practice Schedule
- May 29– NO PRACTICE for ALL groups due to Baylor School Graduation
- May 31st– Memorial Day Holiday- NO PRACTICE for ALL groups
Below is the Senior / Varsity and Senior 2 practice schedule for May 24-28 (Exam Week). Please follow the schedule closely.
Monday, May 24th – Friday, May 28th: 6:00-7:30 AM
Below is the 2021 Baylor Swim Club Summer Practice Schedule. This schedule takes effect beginning Tuesday, June 1st. Please follow it closely.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25 the Baylor School won the combined, boys, and girls 2021 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships. This is the sixteenth year in a row that the Baylor School has won the combined team title, while the girls claimed their third state title in a row with a victory over Maryville. The Baylor School boys won their second state title in a row in a tough battle over McCallie.
This year due to the COVD-19 pandemic the competition was held at four separate locations. The Baylor School was one of four sites to host the 2021 TISCA Swimming & Diving Championships. Other regional sites for this meet include the Kingsport Aquatics Center in Kingsport, TN, Ensworth School Natatorium in Nashville, TN, and the Tupelo Aquatics Center in Tupelo, MS. The diving competition was held on April 17th at the Ensworth School Natatorium in Nashville, TN.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Tuesday, April 27th Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Daniel Snyder celebrated his commitment to attend and swim at Rhodes College located in Memphis, TN in the fall of 2021. He is a four-year day student from Chattanooga, TN.
Snyder is a multiple TISCA State finalist in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events. He was a member of Baylor School’s NISCA All-American 400-yard freestyle relay in 2021, which helped capture TISCA State titles in 2020 and 2021. He is also an NCSA Junior National qualifier.
Congratulations to Daniel on this great accomplishment. The Baylor Swimming family is so proud of you.
Below you will find the tentative 2021 long course swim meet schedule. Please note that all swim meets are subject to change based on COVID-19 in areas hosting competitions.
|Meet||Date(s)||Location||Practice Groups Attending|
|ARENA Long Course Invitational||May 14-16, 2021||Baylor School Natatorium||ALL Groups|
|Atlanta Classic||May 14-16, 2021||Atlanta, GA||Selected SR/Varsity/SR2 qualifiers|
|U.S. Olympic Team Trials- Swimming WAVE I||June 4-7, 2021||Omaha, NE||Selected SR/Varsity/SR2 qualifiers|
|TNAQ June Invitational||June 18-20, 2021||Knoxville, TN||ALL Groups|
|Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships||July 16-18, 2021||Nashville, TN||Qualifying Time Standards|
We are pleased to announce the return of the Baylor Swimming Lessons program! We will be offering an April / May session of group lessons beginning Tues., April 27th. Private and semi-private lessons are also available. Please see all the lesson schedules and the important information below regarding the return of the swimming lessons program at the link below.
This is just a reminder that all Baylor Swim Club athletes that are competing in swim meets are required to wear the red Arena Team suit during competitions. If you have not already purchased a team suit please do so prior to the next swim meet. Team suits can be purchased through our vendor SwimAndTri. See complete contact info below SwimAndTri.
SwimAndTRI is our official team vendor. Below you will find login information for Baylor Swim Club’s online TEAM PORTAL on www.SwimAndTri.com and the most up to date contact information for our team vendor, SwimAndTri. If you need to order team suits or practice equipment please order from the TEAM PORTAL or contact their Knoxville, TN location. Below are directions on how to login to the Baylor Swim Club TEAM PORTAL on http://www.swimandtri.com
See the practice equipment list below and information to contact SwimAndTRI to order your equipment.
Personal facemasks are required when entering and exiting the natatorium. Coaches have been instructed that athletes without masks are NOT to be allowed in the building. We know things are forgotten at times but we are required to enforce this policy. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe.
The 2020-2021 Baylor Swim Club Team Handbook is now available in the Members section. The Team Handbook consists of all the policies and procedures for members that have joined the Baylor Swim Club.
Due to COVID-19, we will not be printing team handbooks this year. The membership should access the handbook via the MEMBERS section on the website.
See the links below for the team handbook.
Below you will find the most up to date contact information for the coaching staff. In the event you have a question about your child and their progress please contact your coach at the emails listed below.
Baylor Swim Club Coaching Staff:
|Dan Flack||Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming- Senior/Varsity||bio|
|Laura Pitman||Director of Operations- billing & general info||bio|
|Brian Gill||Head Age Group Coach / Swim School Director||bio|
|Kelly McClanahan||Junior Group Coach||bio|
|Jake Sosna||Assistant Coach- Senior 2||bio|
|Stephanie Cohen||Assistant Coach- Developmental Grey||bio|
|Francine Chittum||Assistant Coach- AG||bio|
|Sarah Winters||Assistant Coach- Developmental- Red & White||bio|
Due to COVID-19 new safety protocols and procedures have been implemented to follow all CDC, state, and local government rules & regulations in order to conduct practices. Below is also a link to a video showing all athletes how to enter the building safely. It is recommended that all swimmers and parents watch the video prior to the first practice of the 2020-2021 season. Please see the new safety protocols for the practices below.
I just want to review some billing items with you. The TeamUnify system will bill accounts to you on the 1st of every month. The statements will contain your monthly dues and any other charges such as caps meet fees hospitality fees, etc. and a late fee will be assessed on the 21st of each month. Any payments that are unable to be processed on the 1st will accrue processing fees in addition to the charges. This fee comes from our processing merchant. Any accounts that are 30 days past due will result in your child being held out of the water.
All groups including Developmental are monthly groups. The USA and Club registration fees are yearly charges and will not be charged again until August of 2021.
Through TeamUnify you will automatically be billed for the next month unless you have emailed the club by the 5th day of the month preceding the next session. So if you do not want to participate in November you must email the club no later than October 5th. Telling your coach that you are not doing the next month will not keep you from being billed. Be sure to send the email to the club. Notifications must be sent to Laura Pitman. We will not allow children to practice until the online registration and COVID -19 testing have been completed.
The yearly hospitality fee of $75 is charged in November. If you join in November or later the hospitality fee is charged the month of your registration. This is the only additional fee our families are charged outside of meet fees. We do not require any fundraising. The hospitality fee is to supply food and drinks for the coaches and officials at all of our hosted meets. Some of these people are here for 3 meals and they greatly appreciate our hospitality. If you have concerns about this fee please contact me directly. Depending on the actual setup of our meets this year, this fee could be reduced or eliminated for the 2020-2021 season. We will keep you informed in that regard.
Director of Operations