The philosophy of the Cougar Swim Team is that each athlete perform at his/her “personal best”, while working as a team throughout the season. Each swimmer is encouraged to track his/her progress in practices and meets and strive to meet their timed goals. Through this sport, it is our hope that life skills are enhanced in our students such as hard work, goal setting, commitment, and time management. A final-added benefit is that this sport is one for life, which many can turn to for physical fitness in years to come.

Students in 5th-8th grade interested in joining the Cougar Swim Team will register through the St. Jude Athletic Association, as well as through one of the two year-round swimming programs in Baton Rouge, either Crawfish Aquatics or Tiger Aquatics. Both programs offer on-deck coaching, who have been certified by USS Swimming and focus on swim stroke technique and skill development.


The fee for each student eligible to swim is $60.


The following forms are to be submitted with fees:

Medical Release/Parent Contract

Crawfish Training Form
Tiger Aquatics Training Form

The Cougar Swim Team participates in the Capital City Swim League of Baton Rouge. This league holds four swim meets, three of which are non-scored, and the final meet being the Championship, scored meet. Meets are held at Crawfish Aquatics on Bluebonnet Blvd. primarily on Friday evenings, two held in September and two held in October.  Dates for the 2016-17 season are as follows:

September 9th, 2016

September 23rd, 2016

October 7th, 2016

October 22nd, 2016 *Championship Meet



Swim season typically runs from September through October, with practices being offered 4-5 times/week, providing flexibility when scheduling around other extracurricular activities.