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Weekly Update: December 4, 2017
by Brian Gill 2017-12-05 12:48:00

Week of December 4, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates

December 6-9 Speedo Winter Junior Championships EAST- Knoxville, TN
December 12 PRACTICE Schedule CHANGES due to a middle school swim meet at Baylor
AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
Juniors- 6:30--8:15 PM
December 12 Scratch Deadline for Pilot Flying J January Classic- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
December 14 Holiday Pool Party (6:15-7:30 PM) at the Baylor School Natatorium
December 21 Developmental Session II Ends
January 2, 2018 Developmental Session III Begins
January 9, 2018 Entry Deadline for Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championships
January 12-14, 2018 Pilot Flying J January Classic- Knoxville, TN
January 20, 2018 Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championships @ Baylor School Natatorium



Scratch Deadline for Pilot Flying J January Classic- Tues., Dec. 12th

The Scratch Deadline for the Pilot Flying J January Classic (January 12-14, 2018) in Knoxville, TN is Tuesday, December 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.

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


Coaches Out of the Office

Head Coach Dan Flack and Director of Operations Laura Pitman will be out of the office attending the Speedo Winter Junior Championships in Knoxville, TN from Wed., Dec. 6th-Sun., Dec. 10th. They will be periodically checking their email, but will not be able to respond until they return to the office on Mon., Dec. 11th.


Holiday Pool Party- Thursday, December 14

We are going to celebrate the season with a holiday pool party on Thursday, December 14th. All should make every effort to attend as it will be a great time. There will be NO practice for all the swimmers/divers on this date, in place of practice we will be having our Holiday pool party.

WHO's Invited: Juniors, Age Group, Hamilton YMCA groups, Developmental, & Baylor Diving Club.

WHAT: Baylor Swim Club & Baylor Diving Club Holiday Pool Party

WHEN: Thursday, December 14th (6:15-7:30 PM)

WHERE: Baylor School Natatorium

WHAT TO BRING: All swimmers should bring some holiday treats / desert to share. Drinks will be provided. Dinner will not be served during this party so swimmers should eat before they attend. DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR SUIT.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEED: If there are any parents that would be willing to help manage the food for our holiday party please email Coach Brian. Thank you to all those in advance that are willing help plan this fun event for our swimmers and divers.


Holiday Practice Schedule

The Holiday practice schedule is now available. Please follow the schedule below closely.

The Baylor Swimming Staff would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season.
Developmental groups will NOT have practice the week Dec. 25-29.



Dress Warm: Both Before & After Practice

As we get into the fall and winter season the weather is beginning to get cooler, especially in the evenings. The coaching staff continues to chastise far too many swimmers for arriving in flip flops and leaving wet. Muscles require good care and thrive when pampered. Keeping them warm begins the recovery process after a demanding practice. Changing out of a wet suit into dry clothes may be inconvenient but it makes good sense this time of the year. We thank you for your support.


Practice Changes During High School & Middle School Swimming Seasons

The coaching staff has gone ahead and made some practice schedule changes during the Middle School and High School swimming seasons because of meets being held at Baylor. If the practice group was not canceled, rescheduled or listed then practice will be held at the regularly scheduled time. (All practices at the Hamilton YMCA remain the same as scheduled). Please be sure to make a note of theses changes.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12th
    AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
    Junior- 6:30-8:15 PM

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9th
    AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
    Junior- 6:30-8:15 PM
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16th
    AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
    Junior- 6:30-8:15 PM

Baylor Swim Club members, families, and friends are all invited and encouraged to come attend and watch either the middle school and/or varsity meets while the teams are competing at our home pool.

****NOTE: If there are some groups that are practicing during these swim meets please note that all the practices will be held at the diving end of the Natatorium. Swimmers are to remain at that end of the pool ONLY. All parents are to remain up in the bleachers above the pool. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.


Baylor Feeling Very Merry After Jingle Bell Classic

DALTON, GA- On Saturday, December 2nd , over forty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Dalton, GA to race in the 2017 Jingle Bell Classic Meet. Over 200 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet held at Dalton High School Pool. Congratulations to all Baylor swimmers for an outstanding meet on Saturday.

Complete Meet Results




Deck Pass & Membership Card Information

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.

Click here! for Deck Pass and Membership Card Info


Hotel Information for the 2017-2018 Short Course Season

Below you will find hotel reservation information for away swim meets during the 2017-2018 short course season for the Baylor Swim Club. In order to access this information you will need to login to the member section of the website.



Baylor Swimmers in College for the 2017-2018 Season

Baylor currently has a total of nineteen alumni swimming in college programs across the country. In the alumni section of the website, the Baylor swimmers in college for the 2017-2018 season has been updated. Follow them on this page through their 2017-2018 college season.




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.


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

USA Swimming
Club Recognition Program
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