|Registration information for the 2023-2024 season is now available.
The Baylor Swim Club offers the finest year-round USA Swimming age group and senior swimming programs in the Greater Chattanooga area. We have created a program that caters to swimmers of all ages and abilities. In addition to ensuring proper technique and conditioning, our program’s emphasis on the development of self-esteem, sportsmanship, and teamwork prepares the swimmer for success in both sport and life.
The Baylor Swim Club is open to all residents of Chattanooga and surrounding areas. The Baylor Swim Club offers a practice group for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Swimmers are placed in groups by the coaching staff after a stroke technique assessment session.
New Swimmer Evaluation Placement & Registration
Baylor Swim Club is open to all residents of the Greater Chattanooga area. All new swimmers planning on joining the Baylor Swim Club for the 2023-2024 season must attend the New Swimmer Practice Group Placements on either Tuesday or Wednesday, August 15th or 16th at 5:00 PM at the Baylor School Natatorium to determine proper practice group placement.
Swimmers will be evaluated based on skill level, stroke development, and age. Please fill out the form below to secure your space in the new swimmer practice group placements being held on Aug. 15th or 16th.
If you have any further questions please email Laura Pitman or call the Baylor Swimming office at 423-267-8506 x267.
Please note- The minimum requirement to enter the developmental program, a swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with rhythmic breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. If you feel like your child cannot perform the skills please see information about our Swimming Lessons Program.
The Baylor Swim Club offers a practice group for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Swimmers are placed in groups by the coaching staff after a stroke technique assessment session.
Please email if you are interested in participating in an evaluation group placement.
About Our Group Levels
Our program group levels offer competitive swimming to all ages and skill levels, from the age of 5 to 19. The Group Levels are a step by step progression through the program. It begins with the Developmental program and ends with the Senior group. Moving swimmers up through the levels is the sole responsibility of the coaching staff. We are very proud to have experienced coaches running each group. Click here for Coach’s Bios.
Our developmental program is the beginning level of our program. This is the level in which we hope to create a lifelong love of the sport of swimming. The swimmers in this group are exposed to the four competitive strokes and learning proper technique. They are also introduced to USA Swim meets. Within the developmental program, there are three groups – red, white, and grey. Entrance Criteria: To enter the developmental program, a swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with rhythmic breathing and 25 yards of backstroke. Swimming lessons are available for swimmers not able to meet these criteria.
This is the introductory group in our swim program. It is designed for the new or younger swimmers entering the swim team arena. This group focuses on stroke development and starts. This group will participate in small developmental meets that are hosted at the Baylor School Natatorium throughout the year.
In the white group, swimmers will continue to work on stroke technique and proper starts. This level adds the turns used in competitive swimming including the free and backstroke turns. Some aerobic training is begun as the season progresses. This group is encouraged to participate in club meets that are hosted at the Baylor School Natatorium throughout the year.
The grey group is the top developmental group. Start, turn, and stroke techniques are still emphasized. Aerobic training is increased along with the teaching of racing strategies. This group prepares the swimmer for entry into the age group program.
At this time swimmers are introduced to the basic training environment. The focus is on technique while introducing race strategy and basic interval training. The continuing improvement on stroke technique starts, and turns are a focus every single day in practice. Dryland includes basic calisthenics and flexibility. Swimmers are encouraged to attend 3-4 practices a week.
This is the final step your child will take in Age group swimming. Swimmers will need to focus on conditioning and training consistently. At this level, the refining technique is the number one priority while endurance training is introduced into the program. Dryland training consists of flexibility exercises and calisthenics. Classroom seminars on stroke technique are offered. This higher level of training prepares Junior swimmers for the transition to the Senior program. Swimmers in this group are must attend a minimum of 4-5 practices each week.
This group is made up of high school students, grades 9-12 that do not attend the Baylor School. They focus on training for the highest level of United States Swimming competition. Skill development, speed and endurance training, as well as strength training through dry land exercises, are all a part of the practice plan for this group. Swimmers in this group must attend a minimum of 4-5 practices each week. Nine Practices a week are offered.
This group is made up of Baylor School students, grades 9-12. They focus on training for the highest level of United States Swimming competition. Skill development, speed and endurance training, as well as strength training through dry land exercises, are all a part of the practice plan for this group. Nine Practices a week are offered. The coaching staff will communicate to the individual swimmer as to how many practices they should attend, and 100% practice attendance is expected.
***Please note: Developmental-Grey, Age Group, Junior, Senior 2 & Senior/Varsity groups are encouraged to attend ALL competitions on the meet schedule that are offered for their particular group.