Weekly Update: July 24, 2017 by Brian Gill 2017-07-27 05:37:00
Week of July 24, 2017
Important Upcoming Dates
Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships- Tupelo, MS
Futures Championships- Nashville, TN
RETURNING Member Online Registration OPENS for the 2017-2018 Season
August 22 or 23
New Swimmer Evaluations (5:00-6:00 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium
NEW Member Online Registration OPENS for the 2017-2018 Season
All-American Swim Supply in the Baylor School Natatorium lobby (3:30-6:00 PM)
Practices Begin for ALL Groups for the 2017-2018 Season
Fall Parents Meeting (6:00 PM)
Baylor Swim Club Registration for the 2017-2018 Season
The coaching staff just wanted to take some time to update you on registration for the fall. Registration information, dates, and the first practice for the 2017-2018 Baylor Swim Club season is just around the corner. Those swimmers that will be moving up into a new practice group will be notified by the coaching staff at the end of July / beginning of August. Please see the following important information/dates below regarding the 2017-2018 season.
CHATTANOOGA, TN- Congratulations to all swimmers that competed in the 2017 CASL Bill Caulkins City Meet held at the Fort Oglethorpe City Swimming Pool on Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. All Baylor Swim Club members that competed did an outstanding job and represented Baylor Swimming well. Please continue to talk up the Baylor Swim Club program, and we look forward to seeing some new faces this fall. You can find out more information about our year round competitive swimming program by visiting our JOIN BAYLOR SWIM CLUB PAGE.
Team Scores (Top 5 ONLY)
1 Signal Mountain Green Giants 2,461.50
2 Dalton Dolphins 1,960
3 Ooltewah Tidal Waves 1,757
4 Stuart Heights Swim Team 1,697.50
5 Fairyland Flash Swim Team 971
Apply Now- Scholastic All-American Application Now Available
Applications for the 2016-17 Scholastic All-America recognition program are now available on the USA Swimming website. This membership recognition program is for USA Swimming student-athletes who have completed the 10th – 12th grades in 2016-17 and have swum a qualifying pool time or competed in one of four designated Disability meets or the USA Swimming National Open Water Championships. Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA for the current academic year and a school transcript for the year is needed before applying for SAA. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Freeman & Coach Flack to Represent Team USA at FINA World Junior Championships
CHATTANOOGA, TN- On Tuesday, July 11th USA Swimming released the complete rosters for the 2017 FINA World Junior Championships to be held August 23-28, 2017 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN. Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Trey Freeman earned his space on the FINA World Junior Team with his performance at the Phillips 66 National Championships at the end of June.
Due to Freeman's performance at the National Championships, Head Coach Dan Flack was also selected to represent Team USA as a member of their coaching staff.
Spring Parents Meeting Information Handout Now Available
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Spring Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the spring parent meeting held on April 6, 2017 is now available on the website. See the link above for all the parent meeting information. The handout from the meeting will be emailed out to the entire club, and it is posted in the member news section of the website.
The SUMMER (June & July) swimming lessons schedule is now available. ALL swimming lessons registration and payment for the 2016-2017 season must be completed online. Online registration dates for both RETURNING and NEW members are also available.
Deck Pass is the official mobile application for USA Swimming. Deck Pass is truly for all ages and abilities. There is something for everyone, whether you are an athlete, parent, coach, official, volunteer, or simply a fan. Please see the following important information below regarding Deck Pass- USA Swimming's APP, and information about your USA Swimming Membership card(s).
We have gone ahead and created a page in the member news section with all the information about the Deck Pass APP, however in order to access it you will need to login to the members section of the website. See the link below.
New folders have been created for the 2016-2017 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. Many ribbons and medals from past meets have also been filed there as well. 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.
Fall Parents Meeting Information Handout Now Available
Thank you to all that were able to attend the Fall Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the fall parent meeting held on September 1, 2016 is now available on the website. See the link above for all the parent meeting information.
Team Handbook Now Available
The 2016-2017 Baylor Swim Club Team Handbook is now available on the website. The Team Handbook consists of all the policies and procedures for members that have joined the Baylor Swim Club. See the link above for the team handbook.
Volunteer Handbook Now Available
The Baylor Swim Club Volunteer Handbook is now posted online. Listed below are many of the opportunities available for parents to contribute and show their support of the Baylor Swim Club. Most positions are only necessary during home meets. See the link above for the volunteer handbook.
Locker Room Use
This is a reminder to all Baylor Swim Club members, that the only locker rooms that should be used are the lower school boys and girls locker rooms. The upper school locker rooms and lockers are reserved only for Baylor School Varsity swimmers. Please remember not to leave any personal belongings in the locker rooms or lockers. All equipment and belongs need to be taken home each night after practices. If any personal belongings or equipment are left in the locker rooms, it will be collected and placed in the lost and found area in the equipment room / endless pool room. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Website Login Information
The coaching staff has been posting some important information that you will need to know so please take the time to get a login and begin checking the MEMBER NEWS section on a consistent basis. Below you will find directions on how to get a member login.
Directions for Member Login
• Go to the main menu on the www.baylorswimming.org homepage and click LOGIN
• On the login screen click REGISTER in the bottom left hand corner of the login box
• On the REQUEST LOGIN page please fill out all of the required information.
• Once this is completed the administrator of the website will verify that you are a member of Baylor Swim Club.
• Following this you will receive an email giving you further login directions with a username and password
After you have logged in for the first time, please take the time to fill out the brief family information form. We are trying to collect as much info electronically as possible. You can find the family info form under the members tab on the main menu.
If for some reason you are having issues logging in or you need your password reset please email Coach Brian.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
News from the Club Office
Parents, I just want to review some billing items with you. The TeamUnify system will bill accounts to you on the 1st of every month. The statements will contain your monthly dues and any other charges such as caps meet fees hospitality fees, etc. and a late fee will be assessed on the 21st of each month. Any payments that are unable to be processed on the 1st will accrue processing fees in addition to the charges. This fee comes from our processing merchant. Any accounts that are 30 days past due will result in your child being held out of the water.
Our developmental sessions are 8 week sessions so you will receive statements bi-monthly with the monthly dues. As long as you are registered before the first day of the session you will be ready to participate in that session. Once you have registered the first time you will no longer be charged the USA and Club registration fees. Those fees are only charged at the beginning of each new swim year. Through TeamUnify you will automatically be billed for the next developmental session unless you have emailed the club by the 5th day of the month preceding the next session. So if you do not want to participate in session 2 you must email the club no later the October 5th. Telling your coach that you are not doing the next session will not keep you from being billed. Be sure to send the email to the club.
We will not allow children to practice until the online registration has been completed.
If you are planning on taking a break and your child is in AG, Junior, or Senior, remember in order not to be billed for the next month I need to have written notification at least 30 days in advance. So for example, if you know you are not going to swim in December I must receive an email from you stating that no later than Nov.1. If the written statement is not received by that date you will be charged. Please understand that telling the coach does not count as proper notification. Notifications must be sent to Laura Pitman.
While our website continues to be our central source of information, now you can keep up with all the latest Baylor Swimming news on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Channel. Simply use this page as your portal for easy access to Baylor Swimming's social media pages.
Director of Competitive Swimming / Head Coach / Aquatics Director: Dan Flack
Director of Operations / Assistant Coach: Laura Pitman
Head Age Group Coach / Swim School Director: Brian Gill
Asst. Sr. & Varsity Coach / Site Director at the Hamilton YMCA / Jr. Group Coach: Ed Dailey