NASHVILLE, TN- On Friday and Saturday, February 11-12 the Baylor School has won the combined, girls, and boys 2022 TISCA State Swimming & Diving Championships. This is the third consecutive year that the Baylor School has swept all three championships. It is the seventeenth year in a row that the Baylor School has won the combined team title, while the girls claimed their fourth state title in a row with a victory over the Girls Preparatory School. The Baylor School boys won their third consecutive state title in a tough battle over McCallie.
This weekend the Baylor Swim Club will host and compete in the Southeastern Swimming Region 2 Championships at the Baylor School Natatorium. This is a scored championship meet, and this meet also serves as our 8 & Under Championship meet for the short course season. The coaching staff is looking forward to some great performances this weekend. Please see all the important information below about attending the swim meet this weekend.
You will receive an email reminding you to check the volunteer job sign-up on Team Unify to verify positions and report times. All volunteers must sign in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the pool lobby BEFORE each session. You will need to complete a name badge and wear it during the session in which you are working. Please be sure to sign in at the VOLUNTEER table BEFORE your session starts as it is these sheets we will use to determine who has worked and who will receive fines. It is imperative that all volunteers report at the assigned time.
The volunteer person at the table will check you off the list when you sign in. You will be given a name tag to wear during the session.
There will be a drink and snack station available on the starter side of the pool deck for parents working the current session. Access to the hospitality room at the pool will be limited to meet officials and coaches only. Parents unless you are working hospitality during the current session please do not enter that area.
We need all swim club families to help to make this meet run smooth. Thank you for being so willing to serve and support our staff and your swimmers. Our club staff and swimmers greatly appreciate all that you all do for the club. We could not be successful without you.
Meet & Warm-Up Schedule
All Ages PM Session: Warm-up 3:00-3:45 PM (Please arrive by 2:45 PM) | Meet Starts at 4:00 PM
Saturday 10 & Under, 11-12 Girls AM Session: Warm-up 8:20-9:00 AM (Please arrive by 8:05 AM) | Meet Starts at 9:15 AM 13 & Over, 11-12 Boys PM Session: Warm-up approx. 1:00-1:40 PM (Please arrive by 12:45 PM) | Meet Starts approx. at 1:45 PM
Sunday 10 & Under, 11-12 Girls AM Session: Warm-up 8:20-9:00 AM (Please arrive by 8:05 AM) | Meet Starts at 9:15 AM 13 & Over, 11-12 Boys PM Session: Warm-up approx. 1:00-1:40 PM (Please arrive by 12:45 PM) | Meet Starts approx. at 1:45 PM
There are RELAYS entered for this swim meet. Tentative relays will be emailed out to all groups prior to the meet. These relays will be posted on the pool deck during the meet. They are subject to change depending on performance during the competition. If there are changes to a relay during the meet, then they will be indicated on the posted copy on the pool deck. If your child is slated to be in a relay please DO NOT LEAVE THE MEET EARLY.
What to Bring
Baylor cap (RED BAYLOR CAPS ONLY), Arena team suit, goggles, two towels, T-SHIRTS- Any Baylor t-shirt on Fri., new GREY reg. t-shirt on Sat., and any Baylor shirt on Sun., sweatshirt/pants, activities (books, etc.), water bottle, and healthy snacks. Please be sure to wear some warm clothing before and after you swim, this includes socks and or shoes to keep your feet warm.
Here are some Important Things to Remember About Going to a Swim Meet
Prior to the beginning of the meet, ALL parents should write the events the child will be swimming on the child’s arm. This should include event #, heat #, and lane #. (This information can be found by accessing a heat sheet, which will be posted on the website in the hosted meets section on Thursday, 2/17) This will enable the swimmer to determine if he/she is in the correct place.
All Baylor swimmers will be sitting together in a designated area. All swimmers must remain in that area while they are not swimming an event. Only swimmers, coaches, and meet volunteers will be allowed on the pool deck during the meet. The field house adjacent to the pool will be available for swimmers to camp out to wait for events. Only swimmers, coaches, and meet volunteers will be allowed on the pool deck during the meet.
Clerk of Course for 8 & Under events– there will be a clerk of course for ALL 8 & Under events at this meet. All 8 & Unders should report to the clerk of course prior to their race, and then parent volunteers will line them up in the proper heat and lane.
TIME TRIALS- There may be an occasion for time trials to be offered. When time trials are available senior swimmers may participate in a time trial solely at the coaches’ discretion. Members in the Developmental, Age Group, and Junior / Middle School groups are not eligible to participate in time trials (pg. 16 of the Team Handbook).
Immediately before and after each race, your child should see the coaching staff to get feedback on their performance. This is the best time for the child to get a clear understanding of what things they did well, and what they still need to work on.
All swimmers are responsible for getting behind the blocks in their correct heat and lane before each race.
Parents, please remember that the coaches are not responsible for getting swimmers to the blocks for their race. The coaches need to make sure they watch every child’s race. Go out and have fun, and swim your best.
All parents must remain off the pool deck and in the stands above the pool during the swim meet. The pool is reserved for swimmers, meet officials, and meet volunteers ONLY.
No Concessions- There will NOT be concessions offered at the meet. Athletes are asked to bring their own food and snacks. No glass containers or bottles are allowed.
PLEASE REMEMBER: We are not all about awards and time standards. Your child may not always have a personal best time or get an award, but they may do other things that the coaching staff and the swimmer should be proud of.
For more detailed information regarding attending swim meets please see the following pages in your team handbook: page 15- Swim Meet Policies, pages 16-18- Competitions, and page 18-19- Meet Entries. (Baylor Swim Club Team Handbook: 2021-2022 Season)
The Scratch Deadline for the Metro Divisional Championships (March 18-20, 2022) at the Raymond Arthur Bussard Aquatic Center in Atlanta, GA is Wednesday, February 23rd. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental White, Grey, AG, JR, SR2, and SR/Varsity practice groups.
As we get into the fall and winter season the weather is beginning to get cooler, especially in the evenings. The coaching staff continues to chastise far too many swimmers for arriving in flip flops. While it is now a safety requirement due to COVID-19 to arrive in your swimsuit and leave practices in your swimsuit athletes can still layer themselves with warm clothes both before and after practices. Muscles require good care and thrive when pampered. Keeping them warm begins the recovery process after a demanding practice. We thank you for your support.
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 2022 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.
New folders have been created for the 2021-2022 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.