The coaching staff has gone ahead and made some practice schedule changes during the Middle School and High School swimming seasons because of meets being held at Baylor. If the practice group was not canceled, rescheduled or listed then practice will be held at the regularly scheduled time. (All practices at the Hamilton YMCA remain the same as scheduled). Please be sure to make a note of these changes.
Due to Halloween falling on Thursday, October 31st there are a few practice schedule changes that will affect several groups during the week of October 28-31. Please follow the schedule below.
- Mon., Oct. 28th– ALL groups on a regular schedule
- Tues., Oct. 29th– ALL Developmental groups 2-day & 3-day /week should practice on this day. ALL other groups are on a regular schedule.
- Wed., Oct. 30th– Developmental groups 3-day /week ONLY | Those that are at Hamilton YMCA site Dev 3/day (4:30-5:30 PM) and AG (4:15-5:30 PM) athletes will practice at the regular times at the Hamilton YMCA | ALL other groups are on a regular schedule.
- Thurs., Oct. 31st– NO PRACTICE for Developmental, AG, & Junior groups due to Halloween (This includes Hamilton YMCA athletes) | Senior/Varsity (3:45-6:15 PM) & SR2 (5:00-7:00 PM) will be on a regular schedule.
Get ready all you ghouls and ghosts as the Baylor swimmers and divers will invade the field house on Thursday, October 24th for the annual Halloween Bash. The main details regarding the Halloween Bash are below so please save the date. All are encouraged to attend. There will be NO practice for all the swimmers/divers on this date, in place of practice we will be having our Halloween party.
RSVP: In order to have an accurate count for the party all swimmers/divers that plan to attend need to Attend / Decline through your TeamUnify account by Friday, October 18th. Those that are members of the Baylor Diving Club should email Coach Bonds to RSVP.
Meet entries for the Martha Bass Invitational (Nov. 2-3) 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 Friday, October 25th with any issues.
The first developmental session ends on Thursday, October 24th. If you are planning on continuing for the second session then you do not need to take any action. You will see the charges on November 1st and the first practice for session II will be Monday, October 28th. Please email if you have any further questions.
**Please also make a note of the practice schedule changes during the first week of the second developmental session due to Halloween.
The online meet volunteer sign-up system is now available for the Martha Bass Invitational (November 2-3, 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).
Meet information for the 2019 Ensworth Holiday Classic (Dec. 6-8) at Ensworth School in Nashville, TN is now posted. The scratch deadline for this meet is Tuesday, November 5th, and it is open to all those in the Junior, Senior 2, and Senior/Varsity practice groups only.
PHOENIX, AZ- In the October 2019 issue of Swimming World Magazine, the leading voice in the sport of swimming, Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club Head Coach Dan Flack gave an interview to discuss the value of what the high school swimming experience adds to the young athlete. See the link to the article below.
“High school swimming simply offers a very different level of camaraderie because everyone is working for their school. The great vibes and spirit of school transcends the pool; it impacts such a bigger common good and sense of community,” said Head Coach Dan Flack.
Below you will find hotel booking information for away swim meets during the 2019-2020 short course season for the Baylor Swim Club.
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.