In order to prepare for the first meet of the season the Developmental practice groups (RED, WHITE & GREY) will participate in a Technique “Techno” Meet, Thursday, September 19th from 6:00-7:45 PM. We have changed the practice time so that all swimmers will be able to get through the strokes in the allotted time. All Developmental swimmers at the YMCA will also participate in this meet, so there will be NO practice at the YMCA on Thursday, September 19th. All YMCA swimmers should attend the TECHNO meet at Baylor on this day. Please make a note on your calendar of this slight schedule change.
WHAT IS A “TECHNO” or Technique Meet?
It is a type of a mock swim meet, where the swimmers will focus on three specific skills according to practice group given by the coach(es) for a specific stroke. Swimmers will be evaluated on how well they complete each of the skills. Remember this is not a race for time, but a chance to concentrate on what they are doing technically, hence the name TECHNO Meet. These skills will be reviewed during practices for next week, and swimmers will have a very clear understanding of what they must do for this meet.
A heat sheet for the Techno meet and a sample of the evaluation sheet the coaches have prepared will be emailed out to parents prior to the meet. Swimmers will be able to take their evaluation sheet home with them following the meet with comments from the coaches on how each swimmer executed the skills. There will also be prizes for the swimmers for completing the session, and on how well they executed their skills during the meet.
In order to run this meet efficiently, we are also asking for a few parent volunteers to help out with the meet. We will need approx. 6 parents to help be kid pushers so that the swimmers remain in their proper heat and lane during the meet. If you are able to help out and volunteer with this please email Coach Brian Thank you to all who are able to help out with this.
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 Fall Kick-Off Classic on Sept. 21-22. Team suits can be purchased through our vendor SwimAndTri. See complete contact info below SwimAndTri.
Meet entries for the Fall Kick-Off Classic (Sept. 21-22) to be held at the Baylor School Natatorium 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 Saturday, September 14th with any issues.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- USA Swimming released the roster for its 2018-2019 Scholastic All-America Team, and four Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School student-athletes were selected for this honor.
Making the Scholastic All–America team from Baylor are seniors Alex Borisov and Will Tippett. Baylor alumni Jameson Mitchum and Addison Smith have also been named to the team. Mitchum is currently a freshman swimming at Claremont McKenna Collge in California, while Smith is swimming at Princeton University in New Jersey.
The online meet volunteer sign-up system is now available for the Fall Kick-Off Classic (September 21-22, 2019) at the Baylor School Natatorium. All Baylor Swim Club families/members should sign-up as soon as possible to reserve your volunteer position(s).
It is time once again start planning a Halloween Party for the JR, AG, & Developmental practice groups. The party will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 6:15-7:30 PM in the Field House on Court C. Complete information on this event will be in the weekly update newsletter. The coaches need some help planning the event, probably around six parents. If any parents would like to help coordinate the event please email Coach Brian. Thanks for your help.
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Fall Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the Fall Parent Meeting held on August 29, 2019 is now available on the website. See the link above for all the parent meeting information.
Below you will find links to the Safe Sport forms that were distributed at the parents meeting last week. If you have not filled these forms out please take the time to fill them out and return them via email to Laura Pitman, or drop them off at the pool office.
The 2019-2020 Baylor Swim Club Team Handbook is now available in the Members section. The Team Handbook consists of all the policies and procedures for members that have joined the Baylor Swim Club. See the link above for the team handbook.
The Baylor Swim Club Volunteer Handbook is now posted online. Listed below are many of the opportunities available for parents to contribute and show their support of the Baylor Swim Club. Most positions are only necessary during home meets. See the link above for the volunteer handbook.
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
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.
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.