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Weekly Update: October 2, 2017
by Brian Gill 2017-10-03 07:41:00

Week of October 2, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

October 12 Scratch Deadline for Martha Bass Invitational- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
October 21-22 MCC October Invitational at McCallie School
October 20 RSVP Deadline for the Halloween BASH- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
October 26 Halloween BASH (6:30-7:45 PM) in the Field House on Court C- more info to be posted shortly
October 26 Developmental Session I Ends
October 30 Developmental Session II Begins
October 31 Halloween- NO PRACTICE for Developmental, AG, & JR groups
November 1 Rescheduled Developmental practice (6:15-7:15 PM) due to Halloween on Tues., 10/31
November 4-5 Martha Bass Invitational



Meet Entries for MCC October Invitational Posted

Meet entries for the MCC October Invitational (Oct. 21-22) at the McCallie School 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 Sunday, October 1st with any issues.

Click here! for Meet Entries- updated 10/2/17


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.

Meet Information is now available in the meets-info/results section of the web site.

Click here! to Attend or Decline for the meet

Click here! for Meet Information


Halloween BASH Set for Thursday, October 26th

Get ready all you ghouls and ghosts as the Baylor swimmers and divers will invade the field house on Thursday, October 26th for the annual Halloween Bash. The main details regarding the Halloween Bash are below so please save the date. All are encouraged to attend. There will be NO practice for all the swimmers/divers on this date, in place of practice we will be having our Halloween party.

RSVP: In order to have an accurate count for the party all swimmers/divers that plan to attend need to Attend / Decline through your TeamUnify account by Friday, October 20th. Those that are members of the Baylor Diving Club should email Coach Bonds to RSVP.

WHEN: Thursday, October 26th from 6:30-7:45 PM

WHERE: Baylor School Field House on Court C

COST: There will be a minimal cost of $10.00 per swimmer/diver to attend the party. This covers pizza, drink, desert, and party favors. Checks need to be made out to the Baylor Swim Club. (All checks and/or cash should be brought to the party and paid at the door. We will not accept payment prior to the party)

WHICH GROUPS CAN ATTEND: the party is open to the following practice groups- Juniors, Baylor Middle School swimmers who are on the club team, Age Group, Developmental, Hamilton YMCA groups, and Baylor Diving Club.

WHAT to BRING: All swimmers/divers are to come dressed up in their Halloween costume. Swimmers & divers must also bring two canned goods per person as we will give the canned goods to the food bank here in Chattanooga as we get closer to Thanksgiving.


Two Halloween Party Parent Volunteers Still Needed

We are still in search of about one or two more parents to help with the Halloween Party on Oct. 26th. There are a few jobs that need to be completed prior to the party, and also to help during the party. Please email Coach Brian if you are able to help out.


Halloween Practice Schedule Changes

There will be NO PRACTICE for ALL Developmental, AG, and Junior practice groups due to Halloween on Tues., Oct. 31st. Senior/Varsity, Senior 2, and those that practice at the Hamilton YMCA will be on a regular schedule on Halloween,

Due to the missed practice for the Developmental 3 day/week group we will have practice on Wed., Nov. 1st at their regularly scheduled time from 6:15-7:15 PM.


Swimmers Folders / Awards from Meets

New folders have been created for the 2017-2018 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. Special thanks to Florence Porter for getting them organized this year.


Baylor Opens Short Course Season at Fall Kick-Off Classic

CHATTANOOGA, TN- This past weekend, September 23-24, the Baylor Swim Club hosted and competed in the 2017 Fall Kick-Off Classic held at the Baylor School Natatorium. One Hundred and fifteen Baylor Swim Club athletes participated in the two day meet. Over 300 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet. Special congratulations to all the new Baylor Swim Club athletes that participated in their first ever year round swim meet, and to all the parents that volunteered their time this past weekend!

Complete Meet Results
Photo Gallery



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.



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.



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



Follow Baylor Swimming on Social Media

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.


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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