The Baylor Swim Club will be taking its annual spring break from March 25 – April 3. There will be NO PRACTICES for ALL groups (Developmental, AG, JR, SR2, SR/Varsity) during this time. Baylor Swim Club practices will resume again on Monday, April 4th.
The Baylor Swimming offices will be closed during this period of time (March 25 – April 3).
Group and private swimming lessons will NOT be offered from March 25 – April 3. See the swimming lessons page for the complete schedule and details.
Baylor TRI-Masters will be on a regular practice schedule on Fri., March 25th, Mon., March 28th, Wed., March 30th, and Fri., April 1st from (5:45-7:00 AM).
The Scratch Deadline for the 2022 ARENA Long Course Invitational (April 22-24, 2022) at Baylor is Wednesday, April 6th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental (Red, White, & Grey), AG, Junior, Senior 2, and Senior/Varsity practice groups.
This weekend (March 18-20) over forty Baylor Swim Club athletes will travel to Atlanta, GA to compete at the Metro Divisional Championships at DYNAMO Swim Club’s Ray Arthur Bussard Aquatic Center (3119 Shallowford Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341). 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.
Meet & Warm-Up Schedule
All Ages PM Session: 2nd Warm-up 4:20-4:55 PM (Please arrive by 4:05 PM) | Meet Starts at 5:00 PM
Saturday All Ages prelims session– 2nd Warm-Up 8:25-8:55 AM (Please arrive at 8:05 AM) | Meet Starts at 9:00 AM Finals Warm-Up 3:45-4:45 PM | Meet Starts at 5:00 PM All swimmers need to see coaches before they leave prelims to see what time they need to return for finals each evening.
Sunday All Ages prelims session– 2nd Warm-Up 8:25-8:55 AM (Please arrive at 8:05 AM) | Meet Starts at 9:00 AM Finals Warm-Up 3:45-4:45 PM | Meet Starts at 5:00 PM All swimmers need to see coaches before they leave prelims to see what time they need to return for finals each evening.
There are RELAYS entered for this swim meet in some age groups. 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 DYNAMO Swim Club website) This will enable the swimmer to determine if he/she is in the correct place.
PARKING: the gravel lot will be reserved for Coaches and Officials only. Parents can park in any legal space or on the streets around the pool. We recommend carpooling whenever possible.
Competition Pool Info: They are running two pools on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The girls will compete in the indoor competition pool and the boys in the Dome.
500 FR & 400 IM: ALL Baylor Swim Club athletes swimming the 500 FR and 400 IM will be declared to swim in the AM sessions.
Only swimmers, coaches, and meet volunteers will be allowed on the pool deck during the meet.
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.
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)
Please pass this information on to your respective summer league teams, and let them know a way to get themselves ready for the upcoming summer league swim season.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a swimmer that has participated in our year-round competitive program during the 2021-2022 season then your child should continue to participate with that practice group. This clinic is for those that have not swum with the Baylor Swim Club this season or are just strictly summer league swimmers.
The Baylor Swim Club will once again be offering its’ Summer Tune-Up Stroke Clinic for summer league swimmers. See the details below.
Tune-up for the CASL summer league season this spring by joining Baylor Swim Club’s Summer Tune-Up Stroke Clinic. Baylor’s top certified coaching staff will conduct a stroke clinic and camp to get you ready for the summer swim season. There will be a focus on technique in all four strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly, along with the critical starts and turns, which can determine the success of your race.
Complete information and online registration is now available and can be found at the following link below.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– On Monday, March 7, 2022, Baylor School / Baylor Swimming alumni Will Hunt (Baylor School class of 1989) was inducted into the Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. Hunt was a two-time NISCA High School All-American at the Baylor School and Tennessee State Champion in the 50-yard freestyle in both 1988 and 1989. He helped lead the Baylor School to Tennessee State titles from 1986-to 1989.
Will Hunt swam collegiately at the University of Louisiana Monroe. He was the ULM Warhawks team captain and school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle. He was also the National Independent Conference champion in the 50-yard freestyle in 1993 and 1994.
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.