Lafayette

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 practice groups we feel will have the greatest benefit and the most positive impact on each athlete. 
-Evaluations for group placement are done on Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 4:30 and 6:30pm. 
-Evaluation takes about 10-15 minutes. 

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.

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

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 &/or caretaker throughout the time allotted for the practice. 

Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options   REGISTER ONLINE
-Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 5:45-6:30pm
-Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  
 *Offered in seasons throughout the year
 *Summer program-  bundled with Summer Swim Team program (June/July)


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

Learn & Improve Stroke Technique in a Team Setting

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. 

Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options
-Practice times:  Mon/Wed- 4:00-5:00pm;  Tues/Thurs- 5:00-6:00pm;  Fri- 4:30-5:30pm
-Enrollment options:  3 day,  Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thur/Fri
 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule.​
 *Summer practice schedule may vary.

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. 

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.

Learn & Improve Stroke Technique in a Team Setting

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.

Practice Schedule 
Age Group
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:30-7:00pm 
Drylands 5:30-6:00 on Friday

Age Group Black/ AG White
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 6:00- 7:30 PM
Drylands Wednesday/ Friday
Saturday 9:00- 10:30 AM​
 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule.​
 *Summer practice schedule may vary.

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. ​

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.


Junior Red, Junior White

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.

Practice Schedule (school year)
Junior White
Monday- Friday 4:30- 6:00 PM
Drylands Mon/ Wed 4:30- 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00- 9:30 AM

Junior Red
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 4:30- 6:00 PM
Drylands Mon/ Wed 5:30- 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00- 9:30 AM


Senior Red, Senior White, Senior Black

These groups are for the intermediate to advanced competitive swimmer ages 13 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.

Practice Schedule (school year)
Senior Red
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday 6:00- 7:30 PM
Drylands Wednesday/ Friday
Saturday 9:00- 10:30 AM

Senior White
 

The Summer League group offers a seasonal swim option to learn proper swimming technique, get in shape and be part of a Team. The fundamental skills of all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and streamline are the primary focus. Open to swimmers ages 5 to 14, this group is a great introduction into the lifetime sport of swimming

REGISTER ONLINE

Summer Practice Schedule:
-June 5-July 26, Monday & Wednesday
-Practice enrollment is 2 practices per week
-5:45PM- 6:30PM

Starting Requirements:  

  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle & kick on back without assistance.
  • This will set the child up to thrive in this group setting and structure. 

Swim Meets & USA Swimming Membership

  • This group is not required to purchase USA Swimming Membership
  • In order to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned meets they must purchase USA Swimming membership. This annual fee is $70 (includes meet insurance, Splash monthly magazine).  The meets that require USA Swimming membership are designated.
  • Athlete must be registered with USA Swimming 7-10 days prior to meet they wish to enroll.  Advance payment of the fee to Crawfish Aquatics is required. CA will submit athlete registration and payment directly to USA Swimming.

The Homeschool swim team program is designed for children ages 5 years and older with late morning practice options in the fall and spring. Practices are designed to teach the basics of stroke technique as well as introducing the skills of dives, turns, streamlines and body position. Swimmers will also have competitive opportunities. 

Practice Schedule 
-Fall Season, Sept-Nov and Spring Season, Feb-April
-Tuesday/Thursday
-10:30-11:30am

Minimum Skills Level required to begin this program
Skill Level requirements are set up to ensure that each child will be able to progress and thrive in the program setting.     
-Swim 25 yards freestyle
-Swim 25 yards backstroke
-Skills performed without assistance from a coach in the water
-Ages 5 & Older