CHATTANOOGA, TN- The Baylor Swim Club had eleven athletes earn National Interscholastic Coach Association (NISCA) All American status for the 2018-19 high school swimming season. That makes over 100 individuals and over 125 relays earning All-American status in the program’s rich history of excellence.
Highlighting the 2018-19 season, was the Baylor School girl’s 200 medley relay of Ellie Waldrep, Jewel Gordon, Addison Smith, and Callie West. The quartet swam the fastest time in the entire country on route to winning the state championship in a school and state record time of 1:39.91. This is the 16th time in Baylor’s history where one of the program’s relays ranked first in the country.
Good luck to all those Baylor Swim Club athletes representing their respective summer league teams, and competing in the CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet this Friday and Saturday (July 12-13, 2019) at the Baylor School Natatorium. This meet is one of the most important weekends’s for the Baylor Swim Club in attracting athletes to our club for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Please feel free to bring your friends to the Baylor Swim Club booth, and encourage those to come to the booth who are interested in joining our team.
Thank you for being willing to help at the meet this weekend. It will be a busy but fun weekend. With each of you helping out, it should also run smoothly. If you did not pick up your volunteer shirt today please make sure you stop by the office sometime on Thursday to get it.
Also, the report times for the 11 and over sessions have been adjusted a little bit. Please be sure to double-check the volunteer sign-up sheet for what days and times you are to be here. It is imperative that each of you arrive on time and stay at your positions for the duration of the session. Please be sure to see or email Laura Pitman if you have any further questions.
Meet & Warm-Up Schedule
Please see the entire warm-up schedule below.
10 & Under AM session- 1st Warm Up: 7:15-7:45 AM | 2nd Warm-Up: 7:45-8:15 AM | Meet starts at 8:30 AM
11 & Over PM session- 1st Warm Up: approx. 11:15-11:45 PM | 2nd Warm-Up: approx. 11:45 AM-12:15 PM | Meet starts at 12:30 PM
Finals PM session- Warm Up: approx. 5:00 PM | Meet starts at approx. 6:00 PM
10 & Under AM session- 1st Warm Up: 7:15-7:45 AM | 2nd Warm-Up: 7:45-8:15 AM | Meet starts at 8:30 AM
11 & Over PM session- 1st Warm Up: approx. 11:30 AM-12:00 PM | 2nd Warm-Up: approx. 12:00-12:30 PM | Meet starts at 12:45 PM
Finals PM session- Warm Up: approx. 4:15 PM | Meet starts at approx. 5:30 PM
The Baylor coaching staff would like to remind our membership of the importance of Summer League swimming to the growth and enhancement of our program. Every Baylor Swim Club member who participates officiates, coaches or attends the CASL City meet has a great opportunity to spread the word about the benefits of Baylor Swim Club and year-round swimming. Our coaches will have a tent set up at the City meet and are ready to answer questions for prospective members. This meet is a great way for all members to get involved in building our program.
So have a blast this weekend! Be a good sport, make to new friends, and spread the word about the Baylor program, the greater Chattanooga area program on the move!
Meet entries for the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships (July 18-21, 2019) in Huntsville, AL are now available. They can be found on the meets-info/results page or they can be viewed by logging into your TeamUnify account.
The Junior, AG, and Developmental practice groups will be going to see Toy Story 4 at 12:30 PM at the AMC Majestic 12 downtown on Tuesday, July 16th. Junior group parents are welcome to drop their kids off at the theater, and will be under the coaches supervision. Those in the AG or Developmental groups are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by a parent at the movie.
Please be sure to bring money for a movie ticket and snacks if you wish to purchase them. This is a great way to keep your kids out of the sun, and get some rest before the upcoming meets. Please email Coach Brian if you have any questions.
The coaching staff just wanted to take some time to update you on registration for the fall. Registration information, dates, and the first practice for the 2019-2020 Baylor Swim Club season is just around the corner. Those swimmers that will be moving up into a new practice group will be notified by the coaching staff at the end of July / beginning of August. Please see the following important information/dates below regarding the 2019-2020 season.
Complete registration information for the 2019-2020 season, which includes developmental practice dates, practice schedule, and financial information can be found on the Join Baylor Swim Club page
Monday, August 5– Returning Member Online Registration OPENS
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 20 or 21– New Swimming Evaluation Placement (5:00-6:00 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium (new swimmers only need to attend one of the evaluation dates)
Wednesday, August 21– New Member Online Registration OPENS
Tuesday, August 27– SwimAndTRI- Team Equipment Vendor in the Baylor School Natatorium Lobby (3:30-6:00 PM)
Thursday, August 29– Practices Begin for ALL groups
Thursday, August 29– Fall Parent Meeting (6:00 PM)
Please feel free to email Coach Brian if you have any questions regarding the program for the new season.
USA Swimming and the U.S. Center for Safe Sport have sent notice to all member clubs that new Safe Sport policies will be implemented / adopted by June 23, 2019. Please take the time to review the new Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP), the letter from USA Swimming, and a letter from the Baylor School to all club members. These documents can be found in the Safe Sport section of our website.
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Spring Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the spring parent meeting held on March 7, 2019, 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.
If you were unable to attend the Junior group parents meeting on March 7th, that information will be emailed out to all parents as well.
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.
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
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.
Our developmental sessions are 8 week sessions so you will receive statements bi-monthly with the dues. As long as you are registered before the first day of the session you will be ready to participate in that session. Once you have registered the first time you will no longer be charged the USA and Club registration fees. Those fees are only charged at the beginning of each new swim year. Through TeamUnify you will automatically be billed for the next developmental session 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 session 2 you must email the club no later the October 5th. Telling your coach that you are not doing the next session will not keep you from being billed. Be sure to send the email to the club.
We will not allow children to practice until the online registration has been completed.
If you are planning on taking a break and your child is in AG, Junior, or Senior, remember in order not to be billed for the next month I need to have written notification at least 30 days in advance. So for example, if you know you are not going to swim in December I must receive an email from you stating that no later than Nov.1. If the written statement is not received by that date you will be charged. Please understand that telling the coach does not count as proper notification.
The yearly hospitality fee of $120 is charged in October. If you join in October 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 fund raising. The hospitality fee is to supply food 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.
The 2018-2019 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. See the link above for the team handbook.
The Baylor Swim Club Volunteer Handbook is now posted online. Listed below are many of the opportunities available for parents to contribute and show their support of the Baylor Swim Club. Most positions are only necessary during home meets. See the link above for the volunteer handbook.
New folders have been created for the 2018-2019 season and are available. All awards from meets and past meets will be filed in the athletes folders on the pool deck. Each athlete on the Baylor Swim Club should have a folder where these awards will be placed after meets. Please have your child check the folders on the pool deck after practices. The folder boxes are located on a table next to the staff office on the pool deck. If for some reason your child does not have a folder, please email Coach Brian.
This is a reminder to all Baylor Swim Club members, that the only locker rooms that should be used are the lower school boys and girls locker rooms.
The upper school locker rooms and lockers are reserved only for Baylor School Varsity swimmers.
Please remember not to leave any personal belongings in the locker rooms or lockers. All equipment and belongs need to be taken home each night after practices. If any personal belongings or equipment are left in the locker rooms, it will be collected and placed in the lost and found area in the equipment room / endless pool room.
All athletes are required to leave phones, tablets, and any other device with a camera or recording abilities in the phone tree outside the locker room.