Due to COVID-19, swimmers will need to have all of their own practice equipment. All community equipment including kickboards and lost and found goggles will NOT be available to the athletes. The coaching staff strongly encourages all members to please order their equipment as soon as possible so that they will have it for practices. SwimAndTRI is our official team vendor. They will NOT be on site this year for sizing and equipment. They have added suit and equipment bundles on to our team page. The bundles are by practice group and have special pricing by practice group. See the practice equipment list below and information to contact SwimAndTRI to order your equipment.
Week of September 14, 2020
Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to manage and adjust to our new COVID-19 safety procedures. In order to alleviate some traffic congestion in the rear parking lot, we are asking that you pick up your swimmer in the following areas at the end of practice.
- Developmental (Red, White, & Grey) and AG groups should pick up at the front of the pool.
- Junior and Senior 2 should pick-up at the back of the pool.
- On Sat. AM ALL groups should be picked up at the back of the pool.
Drop off will continue to be at the back of the pool for all groups. Also, please do everything possible to pick your child up on time at the conclusion of practice.
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.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– In the September 2020 issue of Swimming World Magazine the Baylor School Boys ranked 2nd, the girls finished 4th, and took 1st in the combined Mythical National High School Championships: Best of the Decade (2010-2019). Swimming World compiled the top high school times over the last decade (2010-2019) to create a time based national championship heat sheet. They have broken down team scores into both public and independent school divisions.
Many of the Baylor School’s top swimmers appear on the heat sheet including Trey Freeman (’18) and Kristen Vredeveld (’13). It also features two National Independent School record-setting relay teams.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming Dan Flack is thrilled to announce three new additions to the coaching staff for the 2020-2021 season. Coach Kelly McClanahan will be assuming the responsibilities of the Junior group coach which is the highest level of age-group swimming in the Baylor Program. Coach Francine Chittum who spent some time coaching our Developmental groups last season will be taking over as our Age Group (AG) Coach, and long time swimming lessons instructor Sarah Winters will be leading our Developmental- Red & White, practice groups.
It is the goal of the Baylor Swim Club and the coaching staff, to provide instruction and training during the entire practice session. Baylor Swim Club coaches create lesson plans for each day and week of the short and long course seasons to teach the swimmers proper technique, prepare them for competitive swimming and meet the needs of each swimmer in the practice group. If time is spent disciplining children rather than coaching, the goals of that session are not being achieved. Therefore, Baylor Swim Club expects swimmers to adhere to the following behavior guidelines:
1. All swimmers must encourage and support their teammates at practice as well as in competition. Swimmers may not conduct themselves in any manner that is disruptive to others.
2. Swimmers are expected, at all times, to follow the coach’s instructions. At no time will disrespectful attitudes or back-talk be tolerated from any swimmer.
3. All swimmers using the locker-room should exhibit proper behavior. Rough-housing, yelling, and touching items that belong to other swimmers are not acceptable.
4. Abusive language, lying, or stealing are intolerable and grounds for immediate expulsion from the team.
5. Vandalism will not be tolerated. Any property that is vandalized by a Baylor swimmer will be repaired or replaced by the swimmer’s family.
Violation of the above-mentioned behaviors will be disciplined as follows:
The first violation will receive a warning.
The second violation will result in expulsion for the rest of that practice session and a phone call/meeting with the parents of the swimmer.
The third violation will result in suspension from practice for 1 week.
The fourth and final violation will result in expulsion from the team.
Monthly dues will not be adjusted for suspended swimmers.
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