The Baylor Swim Club will be taking its annual spring break from April 1-10, 2023. There will be NO PRACTICES for ALL groups (Developmental, AG, JR, SR, Upper School, & TRI-Masters) during this time. Baylor Swim Club practices will resume again on Tuesday, April 11th.
The Baylor Swimming offices will be closed during this period of time (April 1-10).
The Baylor Swim Club will be holding its’ annual spring parents meeting on Monday, April 10th at 6:00 PM via Zoom. All Upper School, Senior, Junior, Age Group, and Developmental (Red, White, Grey) group parents should plan on attending this important meeting. (This includes all Baylor Middle School and Varsity parents who also have swimmers on the swim club). A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed out to the membership prior to the meeting.
The Baylor Swim Club will kick off the long course season with a Long Course Intrasquad Meet on Fri., and Sat., April 21-22 at the Baylor School Natatorium. This meet is open to all practice groups (Developmental-RED, WHITE, GREY, AG, Junior, Senior, and Upper School). Ten-and-under events will be offered on Friday evening. The scratch deadline for this meet is Tuesday, April 11th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify.
The Scratch Deadline for the 2023 ARENA Long Course Invitational (May 5-7, 2023) at Baylor is Wednesday, April 12th. 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, and Upper School groups.
After the finish to a great short course season, we move on to the long course swimming season, where all of our meets in the spring and summer are swum in a long course or 50-meter pool rather than a short course 25-yard pool. Below you will find the tentative 2023 spring/summer long course swim meet schedule.
NASHVILLE, TN- This past weekend (March 3-5) the Baylor Swim Club sent over forty athletes to compete in the 2023 Speedo Southern Premier Championships held at the Centennial Sportsplex- Tracy Caulkins Competition Pool in Nashville, TN. The meet featured over 500 of the top age group swimmers from the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas.
Leading the way for the Baylor Swim Club, were some big-time performances from seventeen-year-old Drew Hitchcock. He finished first in the 200-year IM and 200-yard butterfly while taking second in the 400 IM. His time of 3:41.81 is good for the 4th fastest time ever for a 17-year-old male, and 12th all-time for the 17-18-year-old age group. Hitchcock also broke the team record in the 400-yard IM which was set back in 2014 by Sam McHugh.
Fourteen-year-old Hayden Vicknair had an outstanding meet. He claimed second in the 50-free, 100-free, 200-fly, and 100-yard butterfly events. His time of 52.06 in the 100-yard butterfly was also a new 13-14 team record. The previous record was held by Nick Huffstutter (52.98) which was set back in 1994. Younger sister Lily Vicknair swam to a first-place finish in the 10 & Under 50-yard breaststroke clocking a time of 36.76. She also had third-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100-yard breaststroke events.
Senior and 18-year-old Sam Flack blasted a 4:19.27 in the 500-yard freestyle to take second overall. Flack also claimed gold in the 1650 freestyle swimming a time of 15:07.62.
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 2023 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 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.