#SumnerStrong: Baylor HS Student Passes Away After Pool Incident

A 16 year-old Baylor School student-athlete passed away Monday evening after suffering from what is believed to be a cardiac event during practice earlier that day. (

Baylor School, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee is mourning the loss of fellow classmate, Sumner Smith, who was a Baylor swim team member and in the midst of a routine swim practice on Monday when the incident occurred. Few details of the circumstances are being released, save for the fact that the high school junior was taken by ambulance and police escort to the hospital in the afternoon, only to be pronounced dead later in the evening.

The school confirmed Smith’s passing to students yesterday and is asking the community for prayers for his family. Students are using the Twitter hashtag #SumnerStrong to express support in this tragic time.