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.
We are going to celebrate the season with a holiday pool party on Thursday, December 19th. All should make every effort to attend as it will be a great time. There will be NO practice for all the swimmers/divers on this date, in place of practice we will be having our Holiday pool party.
WHO’s Invited: Juniors, Age Group, Hamilton YMCA groups, Developmental, & Baylor Diving Club.
WHAT: Baylor Swim Club & Baylor Diving Club Holiday Pool Party
WHEN: Thursday, December 19th (6:15-7:30 PM)
WHERE: Baylor School Natatorium
WHAT TO BRING: All swimmers should bring some holiday treats/dessert to share. Drinks will be provided. Dinner will not be served during this party so swimmers should eat before they attend. DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR SUIT.
If there are any parents that would be willing to help manage the food for our holiday party please email Coach Brian. Thank you to all those in advance that are willing to help at this fun event for our swimmers and divers.
The Scratch Deadline for the Pilot Flying J January Classic (Jan. 10-12, 2020) in Knoxville, TN is Tuesday, December 10th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental, AG, & JR practice groups.
Meet Information is now available in the meets-info/results section of the website.
Below is the Thanksgiving practice schedule for November 25-30. Please follow the schedule closely, and be sure to make a note of all the schedule changes. Practices will return to a normal schedule on Monday, December 2nd. The Baylor Swimming Staff would like to wish all families a very happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday.
Meet entries for the Ensworth Holiday Classic (Dec. 6-8) in Nashville, TN and the Jingle Bell Classic (Dec. 7) in Dalton, GA 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 these swim meets have passed, please email Laura Pitman by 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 14th with any issues.
Ensworth Holiday Classic
Jingle Bell Classic
CHATTANOOGA, TN- This past Saturday (Nov. 16) the Baylor School Varsity swim team hosted and competed in the 2019 SpringHill Suites Elite High School Invitational. The 25 short course meter competition featured the McDonogh School from Owings Mills, MD and Cardinal Gibbons High School located in Raleigh, NC. Baylor School junior, Ellie Waldrep took down two 25-meter High School National Records. She claimed national records in both the 200-meter IM (2:16.88) and the 100-meter backstroke (59.87). The previous record in the 100-meter backstroke was held by Baylor School alumni Arden Pitman Meek which was set back in 2008.
The Baylor School is now hiring lifeguards for the winter, and spring seasons. Applicants must have a current lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross, YMCA or Ellis. We have several different shifts available including mornings, mid-day and evenings. Morning and Evening shifts are during coached practices, midday is lap swim. All shifts are at the Baylor School (171 Baylor School Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405). Compensation ranges from $8.50 – $12 per hour depending on experience. Please email Laura Pitman for more information. Seethe job application below.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On November 2-3, 2019, the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 30th Annual Martha Bass Invitational held at the Baylor School Natatorium. One Hundred and thirty-nine Baylor Swim Club athletes participated in the two day meet. Over 400 swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in the meet, and thank you to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!
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.
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.
Director of Operations
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.