Entry Deadline for Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championships
January 9, 2018
PRACTICE Schedule CHANGES due to a Varsity swim meet at Baylor
AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
Juniors- 6:30--8:15 PM
January 12-14, 2018
Pilot Flying J January Classic- Knoxville, TN
January 16, 2018
PRACTICE Schedule CHANGES due to a middle school swim meet at Baylor
AG- 6:30-8:00 PM
Juniors- 6:30--8:15 PM
January 20, 2018
Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championships @ Baylor School Natatorium
January 23, 2018
Scratch Deadline for SES East Regional Championships- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
Meet Entries for Pilot Flying J January Classic
Meet entries for the Pilot Flying J January Classic (Jan. 12-14, 2018) in Knoxville, TN 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 12:00 PM on Wednesday, December 20th with any issues.
Developmental Session II Ends Thurs., Dec. 21st; Session III Begins Tues., Jan. 2nd
Developmental session II ends on Thursday, December 21st. If you are planning on continuing for the second session then you do not need to take any action. You will see the charges on January 1st and the first practice will be Tuesday, January 2nd. We will be on the holiday practice schedule so practice is from 10-11 AM on Tues., Wed, & Thurs. from 10-11 AM. Please email if you have any further questions.
Total Team Effort for Baylor at Speedo Winter Junior Championships
KNOXVILLE, TN- This past week Dec. 6-9 the Baylor Swim Club sent ten athletes to compete in the 2017 USA Swimming Speedo Winter Junior Championships- EAST held at the Alan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee. This is one of the the top swimming competitions in the country on an annual basis for swimmers eighteen years old and under. There are over 1,000 swimmers in the meet representing over 150 clubs from all over the eastern half of the country. Baylor had a very productive meet achieving the following accomplishments over the three and a half day competition: 1 Junior National Champion, 3 Southeastern Records, 4 Baylor School records, 5 Baylor Swim Club records, and 16 New All Time Baylor Top 20 performances. The Baylor Swim Club boys finished in 6th place overall in the team scores, while Baylor took 8th in the combined scores. This is Baylor's highest finish in the team scores since 2009.
MARIETTA, GA- On Saturday and Sunday December 2-3, over thirty Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Marietta, GA to race in the 2017 Marlins Invitational. Over 400 swimmers from the states of Tennessee and Georgia competed in the swim meet held at the Mountain View Aquatics Center.
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.
Baylor Swim Club members, families,
are all invited and encouraged to come
and watch either the middle school
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
2018 Southeastern Middle School Championship Meet Information
Once again, the Baylor Swim Club and the Baylor School will be hosting the 2018 Joe Gawrys Southeastern Middle School Swimming & Diving Championship. Any swimmer that is in middle school has the opportunity and is encouraged to attend this swim meet. If your child attends a school other than the Baylor School your child will need to be entered by that school. There are several schools that attend the championship made up of Baylor Swim Club, GPS / McCallie Aquatics, and Chattanooga Swimming athletes. If there are other swimmers at your child's school a parent coordinator needs to be appointed. This person is responsible for getting the school waiver signed, collect entry fees, and submit the entry list to the club coach for which they swim.
For example if the parent coordinator is a member of Baylor Swim Club then he or she will collect the fees, get a list of entries for each child from that school and submit to either Brian or Laura. Brian or Laura will take care of completing the Team Manger file. If the parent coordinator is from McCallie / GPS Aquatics then all information will be submitted to Roger Dahlke. If you are entering kids from another USA club team make sure you include their entry times. McCallie / GPS Aquatics will not know what times our kids have and we will not know what times they should be entered with.
Swimmers that are participating must have the waiver form signed and returned to Laura Pitman by the entry deadline. The entry deadline for this meet is Tuesday, January 9, 2018. All those that do not attend the Baylor School and go to a different middle school must have all the paperwork filled out completely in order to enter the meet. The waiver form can be found within the meet 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.
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.
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 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