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Weekly Update: September 11, 2017
by Brian Gill 2017-09-14 06:57:00

Week of September 11, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

September 11 Scratch Deadline for Fall Kick-Off Classic- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
September 11 Swim Meet Volunteer Training (6:00-7:15 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium
September 14 Scratch Deadline for Developmental "TECHNO" Technique Meet- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
September 18 Developmental "TECHNO" Technique Meet (6:15 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium
September 19 Scratch Deadline for the MCC October Invitational- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
September 23-24 Fall Kick-Off Classic at the Baylor School Natatorium
October 12 Scratch Deadline for Martha Bass Invitational- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
October 20-22 MCC October Invitational at McCallie School
October 26 Halloween BASH (6:30-7:45 PM) in the Field House on Court C



Fall Kick-Off Classic Meet Entries Now Available

Meet entries for the Fall Kick-Off Classic (Sept. 23-24) at the are now available for viewing. 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 past, please email Laura Pitman by noon on Friday, September 15th with any issues.

Click here! for Meet Entries


Online Meet Volunteer Sign-Up: Fall Kick-Off Classic

The online meet volunteer sign-up system is now available for the 2017 Fall Kick-Off Classic (Sept. 23-24, 2017). All Baylor Swim Club families/members should sign-up as soon as possible to reserve your volunteer position(s). In order to sign-up to volunteer please login using your TeamUnify account. This system is on a first come first serve basis. This information can also be accessed in the hosted meets section of the website, and for future meets this information will be located in this section.

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.

Click here! to Sign-Up to Volunteer


Developmental "TECHNO" Technique Meet- Mon., Sept. 18th

In order to prepare for the first meet of the season the Developmental practice groups (RED, WHITE & GREY) will participate in a Technique "Techno" Meet, Monday, September 18th from 6:15-7:45 PM. We have extended the practice time, so that all swimmers will be able to get through the strokes in the allotted time. All Developmental swimmers at the YMCA will also participate in this meet, so there will be NO practice at the YMCA on Monday, September 18th. All YMCA swimmers should attend the TECHNO meet at Baylor on this day. Please make a note on your calendar of this slight schedule change.

WHAT IS A "TECHNO" or Technique Meet?
It is a type of a mock swim meet, where the swimmers will focus on three specific skills according to practice group given by the coach(es) for each stroke (free, back, breast, and fly). Swimmers will be be evaluated on how well they complete each of the the skills. Remember this is not a race for time, but a chance to concentrate on what they are doing technically, hence the name TECHNO Meet. These skills will be reviewed during practices for next week, and swimmers will have a very clear understanding of what they must do for this meet.

A heat sheet for the Techno meet and a sample of the evaluation sheet the coaches have prepared will be emailed out to parents prior to the meet. Swimmers will be able to take their evaluation sheet home with them following the meet with comments from the coaches on how each swimmer executed the skills. There will also be prizes for the swimmers for completing the session, and on how well they executed their skills during the meet.

In order to run this meet efficiently, we are also asking for a few parent volunteers to help out with the meet. We will need approx. 6 parents to help be kid pushers so that the swimmers remain in their proper heat and lane lane during the meet. If you are able to help out and volunteer with this please email Coach Brian Thank you to all who are able to help out with this.


Scratch Deadline for Developmental Technique Meet

The Scratch Deadline for the Developmental "TECHNO" Technique Meet (Sept. 18 from 6:15-7:45 PM at Baylor) is Thursday, September 14th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental (RED, WHITE, & GREY) practice groups ONLY. See complete info on the meet above in the newsletter.

Click here! to Attend or Decline for the meet


Team Suit Requirement for Swim Meets

This is just a reminder that all Baylor Swim Club athletes that are competing in swim meets are required to wear the red Arena Team suit during competitions. If you have not already purchased a team suit please do so prior to the Fall Kick-Off Classic on Sept. 23-24. Team suits can be purchased through our vendor All-America Swim Supply. See complete contact info below for All-America Swim Supply.


All-American Swim Supply Online TEAM Store & Contact Info

Below you will find login information for Baylor Swim Club's online TEAM STORE on and the most up to date contact information for our team vendor, All-American Swim Supply. If you need to order team suits or practice equipment please order from the TEAM STORE or contact their Roswell, GA location.



Halloween Party Parent Volunteers Needed

It is time once again start planning a Halloween Party for the JR, AG, & Developmental practice groups. The party will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 6:30-7:45 PM in the Field House on Court C. Complete information on this event will be in the weekly update newsletter. The coaches need some help planning the event, probably around six parents. If any parents would like to help coordinate the event please email Coach Brian. Thanks for your help.


Fall Parents Meeting Information Handout

Thank you to all that were able to attend the Fall Parents meeting. The Parent Information handout from the Fall Parent Meeting held on August 31, 2017 is now available on the website. A YouTube Video of the meeting is also available for viewing. See the link above for all the parent meeting information.


2017-2018 Team Handbook Now Available

The 2017-2018 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.

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.


Swim Meet Advertising for the 2017-2018 Season

The Baylor Swim Club Swim Meet Advertising form is now available. Please consider purchasing an ad in the heat sheet for one or all of the meets that are being hosted at the Baylor School Natatorium for the 2017-2018 season.


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 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.

Below are links to the two sections that are now blocked without a member login

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 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.

The yearly hospitality fee of $120 is charged in October. If you join in October or later the hospitality fee is charged the month following your registration. This is the only additional fee our families are charged outside of meet fees. We do not require any fund raising. The hospitality fee is to supply food for the coaches and officials at all of our hosted meets. Some of these people are here for 3 meals and they greatly appreciate our hospitality. If you have concerns about this fee please contact me directly.

If you have any further questions please email Laura Pitman



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Bronze Medal Club of Excellence for 2016

Baylor Swimming
171 Baylor School Road
Chattanooga, TN   37405
Office phone:  423-267-8506 x267

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
Site Director at the Hamilton YMCA / Junior Group Coach: Adam Carter

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