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.
Below you will find the practice schedule for those Baylor Swim Club athletes that will be swimming at Zones, Futures, or National competitions. Depending on the meet that the athlete is attending these practice times could be adjusted, and Coach Flack will communicate that to each individual athlete.
HUNTSVILLE, AL– This past weekend (July 18-21, 2019) over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes competed at the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships. Over 800 athletes from the states of Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida competed at the Huntsville Aquatic Center in Huntsville, AL. Leading the way for the Aqua Raiders were some outstanding performances from fourteen-year-old Sam Flack. Flack took the high point runner-up award in the 13-14 boys age group with first-place finishes in the 200, 400, 800, and 1500-meter freestyle events. He also placed 2nd in the 200-meter backstroke, breaking a 19-year-old team record set by Ryan Bishop in 2000. With his performance at the Southeastern Long Course Championships, he was selected to the 2019 Southeastern Swimming Zone Team. Flack will compete as a member of Southeastern Swimming LSC at the 2019 Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships, July 30 – Aug. 3rd in Cary, NC.
HUNTSVILLE, AL- On Day 3 of the Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships, Baylor Swim Club athlete Addison Smith has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 200-meter butterfly. She claimed 1st overall in the event with a time of 2:13.09. This is the fourth 2020 Olympic Trials qualifying time for Smith this year, as she already has qualifying standards in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and the 200 IM. Addison is a recent 2019 graduate of the Baylor School, and she will continue her swimming career at Princeton University in the fall. The Southeastern Swimming Long Course Championships (July 18-21) features over 800 athletes from the Southeastern LSC, and is being held at the Huntsville Aquatics Center in Huntsville, AL. Smith will take to the pool again at the end of the month at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships (July 30 – Aug. 4) in Stanford, CA.
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.
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.
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
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.