The Scratch Deadline for the ARENA Long Course Invitational (April 26-28, 2019) at Baylor is Tuesday, April 9th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental, AG, JR, SR2, and SR/Varsity practice groups. This is a Baylor hosted swim meet so all parents must volunteer.
Head Coach Dan Flack and Executive Director Laura Pitman will be out of the office March 18-24 attending the NCSA Junior National Championships in Orlando, FL. They will be checking email periodically during the meet, however, do not expect an immediate response during this time. They will return to the office following spring break on Monday, April 1st.
Baylor Swim Club will be taking it’s annual spring break from March 22 – March 30. There will be NO PRACTICES for ALL groups during this time. Developmental group swimmers will not have practice the week of March 25-28. Baylor Swim Club practices will resume again on Monday, April 1st.
After the finish to a great short course season, we move on to the long course swimming season, where all of our meets in the spring and summer are swum in a long course or 50 meter pool rather than a short course 25 yard pool.
The first long course swim meet will be our Arena Long Course Invitational to be held April 26-28 at the Baylor School Natatorium. We will then follow that meet up with competitions at the Atlanta Classic (May 17-19 in Atlanta, GA) and the Ensworth “Officially” Summer OPEN (May 17-19 in Nashville, TN). The Atlanta Classic Meet is for selected SR/Varsity athletes only. The Ensworth meet is open to all Developmental, AG, JR, SR2, and SR/Varsity athletes. Finally, please also take notice that the scratch deadline for the Richard Quick Invitational in Auburn, AL (June 21-23) is early. This meet fills up very quickly so entries will be due early in order to secure a space in the meet for our team. It is also our year to host the CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet (July 12-13) and we will need all parents to help run this large summer league meet. The link to the spring / summer long course meet schedule is available below and, all meets for the spring / summer have also been posted on the meets-info/results page on the website.
- 2019 Long Course Meet Schedule (PDF) -updated 3/19/2019
The Baylor Swim Club will be holding its’ annual spring parents meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 6:00 PM in the Field House Film Room. All Senior/Varsity, Senior 2, Junior, Age Group, Developmental, and Hamilton YMCA (AG & Developmental) group parents should plan on attending this important meeting. (This includes all Baylor Middle School and Varsity parents who also have swimmers on the swim club)
CHATTANOOGA, TN– Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Addison Smith will swim and attend Princeton University located in Princeton, New Jersey next year. Smith is a four-year boarding student from Knoxville, TN, and a twelve-time NISCA All-American. In January at the TYR Pro-Swim Series at Knoxville, she 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. Smith is also a two-time TISCA State Champion in the 500-yard freestyle, claiming victories in 2018 and 2019. Below you will find more of Addison Smith’s accomplishments at the Baylor School.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On the weekend of February 15-17, 2019, over one hundred Baylor Swim Club athletes hosted and competed in the Southeastern Swimming Region 2 Championships held at the Baylor School Natatorium. Over 500 swimmers from the Southeastern Swimming LSC East Region swam in the two and a half day competition. The Baylor Swim Club took the overall team title, scoring 1,720.50 points. McCallie/GPS Aquatics finished second with 645.50 points, while Ooltewah Swim Club claimed third with 540.50 points.
NOTE: Due to the various spring breaks for the Baylor School, Hamilton County Schools, and UTC, group swimming lessons will NOT be offered in the month of March. If you are interested in taking private lessons during the month of March please contact Swim School Director Brian Gill to arrange private swimming lessons.
The Baylor Swim Club will once again be offering its’ Summer Tune-Up Stroke Clinic for summer league swimmers. See details below.
Tune-up for the CASL summer league season this spring by joining Baylor Swim Club’s Summer Tune-Up: a spring stroke clinic and swim camp. Baylor’s top certified coaching staff will conduct a stroke clinic and camp to get you ready for the summer swim season. There will be a focus on technique in all the four strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, along with the critical starts and turns, which can determine the success of your race.
Complete information and online registration is now available and can be found at the following link below.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a swimmer that has participated with our developmental group during the 2018-2019 season then your child should continue to participate with our developmental groups. This clinic is for those that have not swum with the Baylor Swim Club this season or are just strictly summer league swimmers.
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.
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.
Notifications must be sent to Laura Pitman.
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 fundraising. 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.
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New folders have been created for the 2019-2020 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.
Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.