CHRISTUS Louisiana Aquatics

The goal of CHRISTUS Louisiana Aquatics (CLA) is to develop strong swimmers at all levels. CLA welcomes swimmers who desire to improve their swimming skills as well as those who desire to work hard and compete at a high level.

CLA is divided into four groups. Our coaching staff makes the final determination as to which team a swimmer will be assigned to.

Please email Angie at angie.claa@gmail.com for more information.

Team White

Team White is our entry level group that provides the less experienced swimmer opportunities to develop the fundamentals of all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns.

Workout Days/Times (September - April): Monday, Wednesday 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Team Silver

Team Silver focuses on continued stroke development and refinement, plus efficiency and increased aerobic capacity. Silver group swimmers participate in meets on a regular basis.

Workout Days/Times: (September - April) Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. @ LSUS. (May - July) Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Team Purple

Team Purple is a training group specifically designed for the committed, competitive swimmer. The training is rigorous and focuses on detailed stroke refinement, efficient starts and turns, and developing greater aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Swimmers in this group aspire for excellence in the sport, have an interest in swimming at a high level. Attitude, effort and regular attendance are mandatory.

Practice Days/Times: (September - April) Weekday morning - 5:30 - 6:45 a.m., Weekday afternoon - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 4:00 - 5:30 and Saturday 8:00 - 10:00 @ LSUS (May - July) Mornings 7:15 - 8:45 a.m.; Afternoons 4:00 - 5:30; Saturday 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Team Gold

Team Gold focuses on continued stroke development and refinement. Regular attendance is strongly encouraged.

Workout Days/Times: (September - May) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:00 - 6:50 p.m.; Thursday 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. @ LSUS (May - July) Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Meet Our Coaching Staff

Maureen McQuade Ratliff - Head Coach

USA swimming National team member 2001-2005. Graduated from the University of Florida where she was a member of the swim team. While at UF she won SEC and NCAA championships.

She has been coaching since 2006, and has coached many state qualifiers for Louisiana and Kentucky. She is also a member of the age group board for Louisiana Swimming.

Angie Carter - Assistant Coach

Angie Graduated from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of the swim team.

She has been coaching for 5 years and has coached many state qualifiers along the way. Her daughter is a 2015 state champion.

Check out our team website.