Developmental mini session V ends on Thursday, May 23rd. If you are planning on continuing for the summer session then you do not need to take any action. You will see the charges on your account on June 1, 2019, and the first practice for the summer session will be Monday, June 3rd. During the summer all practice will be held in the morning. See the summer practice schedule below. Please email if you have any further questions.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Jameson Mitchum will swim and attend Claremont McKenna College located in Claremont, California next year. On Monday, May 20th, family and friends gathered together to celebrate Jamee Mitchum’s college decision. Mitchum is a seven-year day student from Signal Mountain, TN. She is a NISCA All-American as a member of Baylor School’s 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was also a TISCA State finalist in both the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly events in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Below you will find more of Jameson Mitchum’s accomplishments at the Baylor School.
ATLANTA, GA- This past weekend, May 17-19 six Baylor Swim Club athletes competed in the 2019 Atlanta Classic Swim Meet. The meet features some of the top swimmers from all across the country and is being swum at the world-class Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, the home pool of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The main highlights from the meet came from Cecilia Porter and Ellie Waldrep. Porter got things off to a hot start for Baylor on Friday, qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke swimming a time of 1:10.34 in the morning prelims session. She ended up taking 6th overall in the event in evening finals. Baylor School sophomore Ellie Waldrep dropped at 1:02.14 to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 100-meter backstroke to finish sixth overall in a very competitive championship finals heat. She also finished eighth in the 200-meter backstroke in a new team record time of 2:16.64. The Olympic Team Trials- Swimming will be held June 21-28, 2020 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE.
Meet entries for the Richard Quick Invitational (June 21-23, 2019) in Auburn, AL are now available for viewing. They can be found on the meets-info/results page or they can be viewed by logging into your TeamUnify account. The scratch deadline for this swim meet has past, please email Laura Pitman by 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 16th with any issues.
BERKELEY, CA- Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club alumni Kristen Vredeveld was awarded one of two PAC-12 postgraduate scholarships based on her academic accomplishments at the University at California at Berkeley and devotion to pursuing graduate studies. She will receive a scholarship worth $9,000 and will attend law school at Boston University in the fall of 2019. Kristen has spent the last two years working for the Teach Across America Program in an inner-city school in Atlanta, GA.
Meet Information for the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championship (July 18-21, 2019) in Huntsville, AL is now available.
There is no scratch deadline for this meet, however all those that have achieved a qualifying time are expected to attend the meet. Swimmers will be entered in the meet if they have qualified for an event or events.
2019 Southeastern Swimming Zone Team information and an application is now available.
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 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.
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.