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 Swimmer 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.
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.
This year the Baylor Swim Club will be offering preferred parking at the 2019 CASL City Meet. We have 14 reserved parking spaces behind that pool that are available for purchase during the CASL City Meet (June 12-13) at the Baylor School. For complete details on how to reserve your space today see the link below.
Director of Operations Laura Pitman will be out of the office beginning Wed., June 19th – Wed., July 3rd. Laura’s daughter Sloane will be having a baby very soon, so she is in Salt Lake City, Utah to help. She will be working and will have access to email during this period of time. If you need to get in touch with her please contact her at [email protected].
AUBURN, AL– This past weekend June 21-23, 2019 the over 50 Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Auburn, AL to compete in the 2019 Richard Quick Invitational held at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center located on the campus of Auburn University. Over 500 swimmers from all over the southeast competed in the meet. On Day 1 of the Richard Quick Invitational, Baylor Swim Club athlete Addison Smith qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 200-meter freestyle. She finished 1st overall in the event with a time of 2:00.86. Smith also broke the team record in the event, which was set in 2011 by Baylor School and University of California standout Kristen Vredeveld. On the final day of the meet, Smith also made the Olympic Trials qualifying time in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:17.12 also claimed the top spot in the event.
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.
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.