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.

Register Online      

Once we evaluate your swimmer for group placement, the direct enrollment link will be sent to you to register online through our team unify registration website. 

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. 

  • Please email office.br@crawfishaquatics.com to sign up for a placement evaluation or see the Upcoming Enrollment link at the top of this page.
  • Group and Enrollment information will be provided following your group placement. Swimmers may be able to join the practice group that same day. You will receive an email the following day with all enrollment links and group information. 

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 swimmers will have 2-3 meet options in the Fall / Spring and at least one in the Summer season.  Go to Meet Info Page

Learn & Improve Stroke Technique in a Team Setting​
Novice is a seasonal program:  Fall: Aug to Nov // Spring: Jan-May // Summer: June-July  

Starting Requirements
•Ages:  5-14 years
Ages 5-8 that can swim 25 yards freestyle & kick on back 15 yards without assistance. Side breath not required but swimmer should be able to take a breath and resume swimming position, continuing to move forward.
Ages 9-10 that swim 25 yards freestyle, 25 yardsd backstroke without assistance (ages 11-14 are similar level to 9-10yrs but should be able to kick 50 yards on their front and back). Side breath not required but swimmer should be able to take a breath and resume swimming position, continuing to move forward.

Practice Schedule / Enrollment Options (Fall & Spring seasons)  
-Spring Season runs January-May or March-May depending on days/week of practices.
-Fall Season runs late August-November.
-Pricing is based on length of season and calculated each season.
-Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  
-Practice times:
4-8 years, 3:40-4:20pm or 4:30-5:10pm,
8-10 years, 5:15-5:55pm
10-14 years, 6:00-7:00pm

Practice Schedule/Enrollment Options (Summer Season)
-Summer Season runs June/Juls June-July (Novice is not offered in the month of May)
-Enrollment options:  2 day,  Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  
-Practice times: 
5-8 years, 8:30am, 3:45pm, or 4:30pm 
8-10 years, 5:15-5:55pm 
10-14 years, 6:00-7:00pm 

Division Goals: ​
-Develop freestyle & backstroke swimming & kicking skills through the use of drills and training of motor skills. 
-Learn and strengthen dolphin kicking and introduction to breaststroke kick. 
-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 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).

Year Round Swim Team that allows for multi-sport & Seasonal participation!
 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule with "half months" in May, August and December.

Starting Requirements

  • Ages 5-8
  • 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, 4:30-5:20pm.
    (3:40-4:30pm offered in Fall & Spring for 8 & U-1&2 levels).
  • Enrollment options:  2 day, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur  or  4 day, Mon-Thurs
  • Tuition: $75 (2 day) or  $90 (4 day) per month paid monthly by automated system (CC or ACH).  $10 sibling discount. 

Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)  

  • Summer is the only "season-based" registration option for swimmers enrolling during the Summer season months. 
  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs 8:30-9:20am or 4:00-4:50pm
  • 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)

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. 


Pactice Group "Levels"-  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.

Year Round Swim Team that allows for multi-sport & Seasonal participation!
 *This group offers a year-round practice schedule with "half months" in May, August and December.

Starting Requirements 

  • Ages 9-14
  • Swim 50-75 yards freestyle with working knowledge of bilateral breathing (breathes to the side)
  • Swim backstroke for 50 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 5:30-6:40pm;  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: $90 per month, paid monthly by automated system (CC or ACH).  $10 sibling discount.

Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)   

  • Summer is the only "season-based" registration option for swimmers enrolling during the Summer season months.
  • Practice times:  M/W/F or T/Th/S.  Fri & Sat can always be interchanged. M-Th is 5:00-6:10pm, Fri is 4:45-6:00pm, Sat is 9:15-10:30am. 
    *Advanced swimmers may be placed in the 6:15-7:30pm Age Group for the M-Th practices, following staff evaluation /placement
  • Enrollment options:  Practices is offered Mon-Thurs​. Swimmers are NOT required to attend every day. 
  • Tuition for the Summer Season is paid in full for June/July (pro-rated for later season registrants)

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 Senior Prep, Junior White, Senior Red and beyond.
  • 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. ​

Pactice Group "Levels"- 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 group is for ages 14-18 and run in the Spring & Summer season only, providing swimmers an opportunity for physical fitness training, improve stroke technique  develop swimming speed and refine racing skills during the School Swim League "off season".   This group is combined with our Age Group or Senior Prep group during the Summer months.

Spring options vary year to year and will be published late December or early January.

Summer Season Registration Options (June/July)    
-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)

Group placement
Swimmers ages 11-16 years that have previous training in the Age Group division and are ready for increased technical instruction, expanding training pace and learning how to approach specific events in training and in competition.  Swimmers in this group will typically move into Junior White or Senior Red.  Swimmers in this group are expected to participate in swim meets and will be required to have current USA Swimming membership ($80 per year as of 2021). 

Tuition: $100 per month, paid monthly by automated system (CC or ACH).  $10 sibling discount.

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

  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs, 6:00-7:15pm  
  • Friday /Saturday practice schedule varies depending on the time of year.
    *check the weekly Enews for any "no practice" days on Fri or Sat. 

Summer Practice Schedule (June/July)   

  • Practice times:  Mon-Thurs, 6:00-7:30pm (confirmed each Spring).

These groups require swimmer evaluation and coach placement.

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.

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