"I have always trusted a faith-based passion of answering the call to meet a need within the community. Crawfish Aquatics meets a great need that many individuals have by being positive, encouraging and supportive while also challenging the boundaries of physical achievement. Our Crawfish family embraces the faith-based philosophy that says 'actions speak louder than words.' The desire to return blessings, to count others as greater than oneself, to understand the power of gratitude in one's personal walk, and to selflessly sacrifice, is what fuels the energy and fulfillment of the Crawfish Aquatics experience. The most joy-filled spirit that overcomes me personally is when I get to witness the genuine, unconditional love for one another at Crawfish Aquatics."
—Dr. Steve Ripple, co-founder/owner, Crawfish Aquatics
The mission of Crawfish Aquatics is a total swim experience offering high quality instruction and focused on overall development. We value integrity, teamwork and the fulfillment of potential for personal health, family fun and community impact.
- Began 1st practices at Ketcham Fitness Center, January 1999
- Membership doubles in a year, August 2004
- Outdoor pool opens, May 2005
- First LC State Title, July 2005
- First SC State Title, February 2006
- Established Lafayette location, August 2009
- Launched out Outreach Lessons program, June 2012
- Established Thibodaux location, February 2013
- Established Crawfish Agape International, the nonprofit arm of organization, March 2015
- Athletes competed at USA Swimming Olympic Trials 2008 and 2016
- Crawfish debuts new look, September 2016
- Crawfish Aquatics Swim School opens in Baton Rouge, January 2017