On Saturday, Mar. 6, Baylor's swim team finished their COVID-shortened season with a resounding 185.5-129.5 victory against McCallie. The win caps a 3-0 season, with other victories against Science Hill and Girls Preparatory School earlier in February.
The McCallie meet also served as Baylor's senior night for the men's team, celebrating swimmers Aidan Sims ‘21, Daniel Snyder ‘21, and Ashton Smith ‘21. Senior women's team swimmers Bre Belcher ‘21, Lydia Bohannon ‘21, Sierra Haberhern ‘21, Nell Smith ‘21, Ellie Waldrep ‘21, Logan Watson-Brown ‘21, and Callie West ‘21 were also celebrated during the GPS meet.
Baylor also dominated at the Southeastern Swimming Championships in February, earning their first ever women's title. Three swimmers also took home individual titles: Charlie Han ‘22 in the 200 breaststrokes, Lille Boggs ‘23 in the 500 freestyle, and Waldrep in the 50 backstrokes.
Baylor has a long tradition of excellence in swimming, boasting several D1 commits each year, and is routinely listed as one of the nation's premier high school programs. Last November, Swimming World Magazine listed Baylor as the best team of the past decade, with several Olympic Trials-qualifying alumni such as Trey Freeman ‘18 and Addison Smith ‘19. They've also won the last four combined state titles and were declared the combined swimming independent school national champion by the NISCA the previous year.
They'll have to wait a little longer to compete for their fifth in a row, the thirtieth total combined state title; however: according to the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association's website, the 2021 State Swim Meet, typically a February event, is tentatively scheduled for April 23rd to 24th.