This Saturday the Baylor School and the Baylor Swim Club will host the2019 Joe Gawrys Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championships. Many Baylor Swim Club athletes will be participating from different middle schools across the area. Please see the following warm-up information about the meet this weekend.
Meet & Warm-Up Schedule
Saturday- Timed Finals Session
Warm Up: (arrive at 8:30 AM to get settled) 9:00-9:25 AM, Meet starts at 10:00 AM
This year we will culminate the short course season both hosting and competing in the 2019 Southeastern Swimming East Regional Championships (Feb. 15-17 at Baylor). Due to the way the calendar fell this year the coaching staff felt like this would be the best way to end the season at this championship meet. This is truly a championship meet for the entire team and ALL swimmers are expected to attend.
VOLUNTEER INFO: This will be a very large swim meet, and we will need all hands on deck for parent volunteers. Remember, volunteering is expected even if your child is not participating.
Please see meet information below.
SES East Regional Championships- February 15-17, 2019 at the Baylor School Natatorium
Eligibility: this meet is OPEN to all Baylor Swim Club athletes- it is also considered the Southeastern Swimming 8 & Under Championship meet.
Scratch Deadline: The scratch deadline for this meet is Tuesday, January 22nd. Please Attend / Decline for the meet via TeamUnify.
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.
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.
As we get into the fall and winter season the weather is beginning to get cooler, especially in the evenings. The coaching staff continues to chastise far too many swimmers for arriving in flip flops and leaving wet. Muscles require good care and thrive when pampered. Keeping them warm begins the recovery process after a demanding practice. Changing out of a wet suit into dry clothes may be inconvenient but it makes good sense this time of the year. We thank you for your support.
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.
The coaching staff has gone ahead and made some practice schedule changes during the Middle School and High School swimming seasons because of meets being held at Baylor. If the practice group was not canceled, rescheduled or listed then practice will be held at the regularly scheduled time. (All practices at the Hamilton YMCA remain the same as scheduled). Please be sure to make a note of these changes.
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
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Fall Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the Fall Parent Meeting held on August 30, 2018 is now available on the website. See the link above for all the parent meeting information.
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.