Halloween BASH (6:30-7:45 PM) in the Field House on Court C- more info to be posted shortly
Developmental Session I Ends
Developmental Session II Begins
Halloween- NO PRACTICE for Developmental, AG, & JR groups
Rescheduled Developmental practice (6:15-7:15 PM) due to Halloween on Tues., 10/31
Martha Bass Invitational
Scratch Deadline for Martha Bass Invitational
The Scratch Deadline for the Martha Bass Invitational (November 4-5, 2017) at Baylor is Thursday, October 12th. Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify. This swim meet is open to all Developmental, AG, JR, SR2, and SR/Varsity practice groups. This is a Baylor hosted swim meet so all parents must volunteer.
I can not tell you how awesome you all were in volunteering at the meet this weekend! You did a fantastic job. The meet ran smoothly and that is thanks to each of you. It was so awesome to also see the joy on your children's faces while competing in the meet. They all learned so much. What a great first meet!
Once again, you all just proved that the Baylor Swim club has THE BEST parents.
Way to go!
I hope you each can get a little extra rest this week.
Laura Pitman- Meet Director
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.
SAVE the DATE- Halloween BASH Thurs., Oct. 26th
Please be sure to save the date for the Annual Baylor Swim Club Halloween Bash. It will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 6:30-7:45 PM on Court C in the Field House. Complete information on the party will be available shortly.
The October billing will include the meet entry fees from the Fall Kick-Off Classic as well as the $120 yearly hospitality fee. Developmental swimmers will see these charges but your next Developmental session fees will not come out until November 1.
Baylor Swimming Online Spirit Store
We are once again offering the team spirit shop for Baylor Swim Club families. This service is provided through Red Bank athletic shop. If you are interested in ordering any items simply follow the link below. You will order and pay for your items online. Once the store is closed it generally takes them about 2-3 weeks to process the entire order. The store will then deliver the items to the pool and I will let you know they are ready for distribution.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- On Thursday, September 7th, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athlete Trey Freeman was named to the 2017-2018 National Junior Team. Sixty-seven 18 & Under athletes were named to the team by USA Swimming. Freeman earned his space on the team with his top five performance in the 100, 200, 400, and 800 meter freestyle events. This is the second year in a row that Freeman has been named to the National Junior Team.
All-American Swim Supply Online TEAM Store & Contact Info
Below you will find login information for Baylor Swim Club's online TEAM STORE on www.allamericanswim.com 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.
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 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 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.
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
Site Director at the Hamilton YMCA / Junior Group Coach: Adam Carter