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. Please be sure to make a note of these changes.
We are excited to welcome Coach Brooks and his family to the Baylor Swim Club. The club is hosting a welcome reception for his family on Friday, November 11 from 5:45-7:15 PM. This will be held in the Worsham lobby. Worsham is located at the opposite end of the field house building.
We will have finger foods and drinks at the reception. It is a drop in so don’t feel you have to stay the entire time.
The AG and Junior groups will practice from 5:30-6:15 PM on Nov. 11th so they can then come over to meet Coach Brooks.
Please let me know if you have questions.
We hope to see many of you there.
The Scratch Deadline for the November Developmental Mini Meet (Nov. 19th at Baylor ) is Monday, November 14th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to Developmental groups ONLY (Red, White & Grey). See meet details below.
- WHEN: Sat., Nov. 19th
- WHERE: Baylor School Natatorium
- WARM-UP: 7:30 AM | Meet Starts at 7:45 AM
- ORDER OF EVENTS: 8&Under 25 BR | 9&Over 50 BR | 8&Under 25 FLY | 9&Over 50 FLY or FR
- Attend or Decline for the meet
Meet entries for the Martha Bass Invitational (Nov. 12-13, 2022) at Baylor are now posted. 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 passed, please email Laura Pitman by 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 5th with any issues.
The online meet volunteer sign-up system is now available for the Martha Bass Invitational (Nov. 12-13, 2022) at the Baylor School Natatorium. All Baylor Swim Club families/members should sign-up as soon as possible to reserve your volunteer position(s).
Baylor currently has a total of twenty-one alumni swimming in college programs across the country. In the alumni section of the website, the Baylor swimmers in college for the 2021-2022 season have been updated. Follow them on this page through their 2022-2023 college season.
Best of luck to the following Baylor alumni on a great season: Noah Althoff, Breanna Belcher, Lydia Bohannon, Alex Borisov, Caden Fritz, Trey Freeman, Luke Hunt, Jamee Mitchum, Genevieve O’Neil, Audrey Rackel, Owen Seymour, Aidan Shaw, Aidan Sims, Daniel Snyder, Addison Smith, George Von Canon, Ellie Waldrep, Logan Watson-Brown, Callie West, Luis Sebastian Weekes, and Avery Wilson
New folders have been created for the 2022-2023 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.
Meet Information for the Ensworth Holiday Classic (Dec. 2-4) at the Ensworth School in Nashville, TN is now available. This meet is open to AG, JR, Upper School, and SR athletes only. The scratch deadline for this meet is Monday, November 14th. See complete meet info at the link below.
CHATTANOOGA, TN– Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club has announced that Payton Brooks, an Assistant Swim Coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies, has been named Head Coach / Director of Competitive Swimming for the Baylor Swimming & Diving Programs. Coach Brooks becomes the tenth Head Coach in program history.
“Payton is everything that we were looking for in a head swim coach. He has been an integral part of successful programs at a variety of levels and reputably builds a strong rapport with his athletes,” said Baylor School Athletic Director Mark Price. “I am eager for our student-athletes to have the opportunity to develop under his leadership, and I am confident that he will continue to build upon the success of this tradition-rich program.”
Brooks joined the Hokie staff as the assistant in 2019; he played a role in leading the Tech men to 11th-place finishes at the NCAA Championships the past two seasons – the highest finishes in school history. The Tech women finished 21st and 23rd respectively, earning the lady Hokies the second and third-highest finishes for the program. Through these performances, the Hokies earned 42 All-American honors.
This is just to remind everyone about parking options while athletes are attending swim practice. We now are full into the school season which means there are nights where LOTS of activities are taking place on campus. This means your usual parking spaces may be filled. When these nights occur please be courteous and drop your child off either in the front or the back entrance of the pool then proceed to a parking spot. There are many spaces in the front of the pool, a few on the side of the building, and many in the back of the building in the adjacent lot as well as spaces in another parking lot if you turn left out of the lot behind the pool.
Please do not back up traffic as you sit and wait for a parking space to be cleared. We ask that you either circle the lot or find another area.
Please be mindful of the handicapped spaces as well. Do not park there if you do not have a handicapped sticker or tag.