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Weekly Update: January 22, 2018
by Brian Gill 2018-01-23 09:23:00

Week of January 22, 2018

Important Upcoming Dates

January 23 Scratch Deadline for SES East Regional Championships- Please be sure to Attend / Decline for the meet through TeamUnify
February 9-10 TISCA Swimming & Diving Championships- Knoxville, TN
February 16-18 SES East Regional Championships @ Baylor School Natatorium
February 22 Developmental Session III Ends
February 23-25 Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships- Huntsville, AL
February 26 Developmental Session IV Begins
March 13-17 NCSA Junior National Championships- Orlando, FL
March 23 - April 1 SPRING BREAK- NO PRACTICES for ALL Groups



February Championship Meets- Scratch Deadlines & Information

The month of February is considered our championship season and there are several scratch deadlines that we would like to make the membership aware of. Please understand that it is important to try to compete in some of the meets that are offered. They can be the most important learning tool for both the swimmers and even the coach.

SES East Regional Championships- February 16-18 at Baylor
Eligibility: This swim meet is open to all Developmental, AG, JR, SR2, and SR/Varsity practice groups- swimmers may not swim events in which they have Southeastern Championship qualifying times. It is the last chance for swimmers to achieve Southeastern Swimming Championship qualifying times, and it is also considered the Southeastern Swimming 8 & Under Championship meet.
Scratch Deadline: Tuesday, January 23rd- Please be sure to Attend or Decline for the meet through TeamUnify.
Click Here! for 2018 Southeastern SC Championship Qualifying Times (Bonus Time Standards)
Click here! for Meet Information

VOLUNTEER INFO: This will be a very large swim meet, and we will need all hands on deck for parent volunteers. Remember, volunteering is expected even if your child is not participating.

Southeastern Swimming Short Course Championships- February 23-25 in Huntsville, AL
Eligibility: this meet is only open to those swimmers who have achieved a Southeastern Swimming Championship qualifying time.
There is no scratch deadline for this meet, however all those that have achieved a qualifying time are expected to attend the meet. Swimmers will be entered in the meet if they have qualified for an event or events. Please see or email the coaching staff if you have any questions.

Click Here! for 2018 Southeastern SC Championship Qualifying Times (Bonus Time Standards)
Click here! for Meet Information

Hotel Information
Hilton Garden Inn- Huntsville South / Redstone Arsenal
301 Boulevard South
Huntsville, AL, 35802 
Reference Baylor Swim Club block
Deadline – February, 1 2018
Rate: $99.00- includes breakfast 


Addison Smith Leads Baylor at Pilot Flying J January Classic

KNOXVILLE, TN- On January 12-14, over seventy Baylor Swim Club athletes traveled to Knoxville, TN to race in the 2018 Pilot Flying J January Classic. Over 600 swimmers from the states of Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia competed in the swim meet held at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee. One of the highlights of the meet came on Friday evening as sixteen year old Addison Smith broke the team record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:20.54. The previous record was held by Ashley Vance which was set back in 2010.

Complete Meet Results




Baylor Recognized as Silver Medal Club of Excellence

What exciting news! The Baylor Swim Club has been awarded by United States Swimming the distinction of being a nationally ranked Silver Medal swim club in the USA Swimming Club of Excellence program for the 2018 swimming season!
What exactly does this mean? This means that Baylor Swim Club is recognized as one of the top clubs in the country based on organizational professionalism and athletic performance. To qualify for this award, Baylor had to submit an extensive report to United States Swimming, documenting club professionalism as well as both national and world-class performance.

Baylor Swim Club had a great performance scoring 7,056 points. The Baylor Swim Club is the only one in the Greater Chattanooga Area to earn this honor, and has been a Silver or Bronze medal club for nine out of the last eleven years.

Here is a link to other USS teams that have received the awards for 2018
USA Swimming Club Excellence Results for 2018



Baylor Swim Club Spring Break

Baylor Swim Club will be taking it's annual spring break from March 23 - April 1. There will be NO PRACTICES for ALL groups during this time. Developmental group swimmers will not have practice the week of March 23-28. Baylor Swim Club practices will resume again on Monday, April 2nd.


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.


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.



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.


Silver Medal Club of Excellence for 2018

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
Level 1