Below is the Thanksgiving practice schedule for November 23-28. Please follow the schedule closely, and be sure to make a note of all the schedule changes. Practices will return to a normal schedule on Monday, November 30.
The Baylor Swimming Staff would like to wish all families a very happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Wednesday, November 11th Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Ellie Waldrep signed a college national letter of intent to attend and swim at Auburn University. Waldrep is a seven-year day student from Chattanooga, TN. She is the school record holder in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, and 200 IM events. In 2019, she set two NISCA short course meters national records in both the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter IM. Waldrep is also a 9-time NISCA High School All-American, and she will compete in the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke events this upcoming summer. See more of Ellie Waldrep’s accomplishments below.
The Scratch Deadline for the Candy Cane Intrasquad Meet (Saturday, December 12, 2020) at Baylor is Saturday, November 27th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is ONLY open to AG and Developmental practice groups.
This year the Baylor Swim Club will be taking a Christmas Break, and there will be NO PRACTICES for ALL groups from Tuesday, December 21st- Tuesday, December 29th. Practices will resume on a Holiday Practice schedule beginning Wednesday, December 30th. A Holiday Practice schedule will be communicated to the membership once it is available.
PLEASE NOTE: During these times of COVID-19 this break is tentative and subject to change pending events beyond our control.
The Baylor Swim Club will be hosting a site of the 2020 USA Swimming 18 & Under Winter Championships on December 11-13. There will be a very limited amount of athletes that will be able to participate in this competition. This meet is open to SR/Varsity and Senior 2 athletes that meet the qualifying time standards. The scratch deadline for this meet is Thursday, November 19th. Complete information can be found on the hosted meets page.
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.
Following the Baylor School fall break, we will be entering into an updated practice schedule. This schedule will begin on Tuesday, October 13th. Please be sure to read over and follow the schedule carefully.
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.
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:
Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming- Senior/Varsity
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.