Baton Rouge

Crawfish Aquatics offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to offer age-specific and ability-specific training that challenges and develops each swimmer to the best of his or her abilities.

Evaluations for Group Placement

We place swimmers in the practice group we feel will have the greatest benefit and the most positive impact on each athlete. 
-Start of Season Evaluations 
will always be held at the start of Fall and Summer season (mid-August and mid-May, as announced).
-School Year:  Monday – Thursday at 4:15pm or 5:15pm (check for Friday availability). 
-Summer season (June/July), please arrive 15 minutes prior to start of practice & check in at the Info Booth.
-Group and Enrollment information will be provided following your group placement

Register Online      

Once you determine your group placement, REGISTER ONLINE through our team unify registration website.

Swim Meets

Swimmers are offered a full, local meet schedule (primarily at CA Baton Rouge location or 1-hour travel range, approximately once per month), with additional travel trip meet opportunities as a swimmer’s performance level increases. Novice Group meet options will vary- typically one meet at the end of each season.  Go to Meet Info Page

Transitional group from swimming lessons into the world of competitive swimming.

Novice is a seasonal program:  Fall: Aug to Nov // Spring: Jan-April // Summer: June-July

Starting Requirements
•Ages:  4-12 years
•Float (front and back) without assistance from an instructor
•Kick on front and back for 15 yards (4-8 yrs) and 25 yards (9-12 yrs) without assistance from an instructor
•Swim some freestyle with breathing (will pick up their head to breathe) for 25 yds
•Emotional & social maturity to be independent of parent and/or caretaker throughout the time allotted for the practice. 

Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options (Fall & Spring seasons)  
-Spring Season runs January-April and Fall Season runs late August-November.
-Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  
-Practice times:
3:40-4:20pm, Ages 4- 8 years //  4:30-5:10pm, Ages 4-8 years // 5:20-6:00pm, Ages 7-9 years
6:00-7:00pm, Ages 10-14 years

Practice Schedule/Enrollment Options (Summer Season)
-Summer Season runs June-July (Novice is not offered in the month of May)
-Practice times: 
8:30am, 3:45pm, 4:30pm for ages 4-8yrs;  
5:15-5:55pm for ages 8-9yrs
9:15-10:15am or 6:00-7:00pm for ages 9-12yrs.​
-Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  ​

Division Goals: ​
-Learn freestyle & backstroke through the use of drills and training of motor skills
-Develop competitive swimming base skills of breath control, balance, body position in the water and kicking. 
-Progress in this group will be measured on developing skills and technique rather than on speed in the water.

Program Advancement: 
-Swimmers typically participate in at least 2-3 seasons in Novice before advancing to the next division.
-Curriculum is structured for multi-season enrollment.
-Placement following Novice division will be the Developmental Competitive Track (8 & Under Division or Age Group Development Division, depending on age).

Learn & Improve Stroke Technique in a Team Setting

 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule with "half months" in May, August and December.

Starting Requirements

  • Ages 4-8
  • Swim 25 yards freestyle with working knowledge of bilateral breathing (breathes to the side)
  • Swim backstroke for 25 yards
  • Skill sets in this division will range from the minimum starting level to knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes.
  • Placement in a particular practice group is dependent on current skill set, year-round participation, previous participation or a tryout. 


School Year Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options (August to May months)   

  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 3:40-4:30pm or 4:30-5:20pm
  • Enrollment options:  2 day, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  or  4 day, Mon-Thurs
  • Tuition is paid monthly by automated system (CC or ACH).  $65 (2 day) or  $85 (4 day) per month ($10 sibling discount)​.
  • Fall 2018:  Return to the School Year schedule on Wednesday, August 15. New swimmer evals will be Aug 13 and 14.


Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)  

  • Summer is the only "season-based" registration option for this group. 
  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 8:30-9:15am or 4:10-5:00pm
  • Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  or  4 day, Mon-Thurs​
  • Tuition for the Summer Season is paid in full for June/July (pro-rated for later season registrants- current pro-rate will populate on the online registration form check out page).
  • Summer 2018:  begin Summer Schedule on June 4 (through July 26- no practices July 27-Aug 14)


Division Goals:

  • Practice time will be dedicated to skill improvement, drills, aerobic development, knowledge of competitive rules and fun. 
  • Develop a solid base of technical, practice and competition skills for future success in the Age Group or Junior Division.
  • The monthly enrollment flexibility allows young multi-sport athletes to stay in touch with the water throughout the year or seasonally by continuing to develop competitive swimming skills and race in meets throughout the year. 


8 & U-I, 8 & U-II, 8 & U-III: 
Each swimmer is assigned to a practice group based on their age, ability and skill level, desire to attend practices and participate in meets. This produces a more focused skill development based on the skill set of each practice group. 
For communication purposes, information will be distributed by the Division; practice group levels are coach-designations for the purposes of daily practice plans and season objectives.

Learn & Improve Stroke Technique in a Team Setting

 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule with "half months" in May, August and December.

Starting Requirements 

  • Ages 9-14
  • Swim 50 yards freestyle with working knowledge of bilateral breathing (breathes to the side)
  • Swim backstroke for 25 yards
  • Skill sets in this division will range from the minimum starting level to knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes and swimmers are broken into practice groups based on age and skill.
     

School Year Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options (August to May)     

  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 5:30-6:45pm;  Friday, 4:45-6:00pm; Saturday, 9:15-10:30am  
  • Enrollment options:  M/ W/ F or S    or   T/ Th/ F or S    (can alternate the F & S practice)​
     *Friday/Saturday practice schedule will vary based on time of year or swim meet schedule.
  • Tuition is paid monthly by automated system (CC or ACH).   $85 per month ($10 sibling discount).

Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)   

  • Summer is the only "season-based" registration option for this group.
  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 9:15-10:30am or 5:00-6:15pm. 
    *Advanced swimmers may be placed in the 6:15-7:30pm Age Group practice, following staff evaluation /placement
  • Enrollment options:  Practices is offered Mon-Thurs​. Swimmers are NOT required to attend every day. Minimum of 2 days per week is recommended
  • Tuition for the Summer Season is paid in full for June/July (pro-rated for later season registrants)
  • Summer 2018:  begin Summer Schedule on June 4 (through July 26- no practices July 27-Aug 14)

Division Goals:

  • Practice time will be dedicated to skill improvement, drills, aerobic development, knowledge of competitive rules and fun. 
  • Develop a solid base of technical, practice and competition skills for future success in Junior White, Senior Red or HS Prep Group.
  • The monthly enrollment flexibility allows young multi-sport athletes to stay in touch with the water throughout the year or seasonally by continuing to develop competitive swimming skills and race in meets throughout the year. ​

AGD-I, AGD-II, AGD-III: 
Each swimmer is assigned to a practice group based on their age, ability and skill level, desire to attend practices and participate in meets. This produces a more focused skill development based on the skill set of each practice group. 
For communication purposes, information will be distributed by the Division; practice group levels are coach-designations for the purposes of daily practice plans and season objectives.

The High School Prep group is for ages 15-18 and run in the Summer season only, providing swimmers a Summer prep season opportunity for physical fitness training, improve stroke technique  develop swimming speed and refine racing skills. 

Group Placement
Following an evaluation, swimmers will be placed in either the 9:00am or 5:00pm practice group of the Age Group division (option to choose either) OR advanced swimmers can be placed in the 6:15pm practice group of the Age Group division. 

Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)    
-Summer is the only "season-based" registration option for this group.
-Practice times & days:  Mon-Thurs;  timeslot depends on evaluation and placement
-Tuition for the Summer Season is paid in full for June/July (pro-rated for later season registrants)

​These groups are for the intermediate to advanced competitive swimmer ages 7 and older.  Swimmers are recommended for these Advanced Competitive groups by coaching staff and approved by the Head Coach or Head Age Group Coach. 

Advanced training concepts, race strategies, and dryland training are added to a foundation of increased skill and aerobic development. Swimmers commit to the sport year-round as pre-requisites for moving into the higher levels of each division.

These groups require swimmer evaluation and coach placement.

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