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C.O.L.A. Spotlight

2014 Water Safety Awareness Day

COLA's is proud to announce our 2014 Water Safety Awareness Day will be held on Sunday April 13th from 1:00-3:00. This is a day of family fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there. Click on the flier below for more details.

COLA brings Eleven Swimmers to Sectional Championships

COLA had eleven swimmers qualify to swim in the 2014 Speedo Sectional Championship Meet in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


COLA Alumni Becomes NCAA Division II Champion

COLA Alumni Meridith Boudreaux wins NCAA Division II Nationals in the mile. Meridith swims for the Queen's Royals. Way to go Meridith!

Seven COLA Swimmers Chosen to represent Louisiana in Mississippi Louisiana All Star Meet

Seven COLA Swimmers were chosen to represent COLA in the 14 and under Mississippi/ Louisiana All Star Meet in Jackson, Mississippi. All Swimmers had great races and Louisiana won the meet! Congratulations to all!


COLA Swimmers Shine at the State Championships

State Meet was a huge success for COLA. We finished 6th overall while taking home the Spirit and Sportsmanship Award! We had four new SECTIONAL qualifiers and six swimmers make the Louisiana ALL-STAR Team that will compete in Jackson, MS March 22!

Huge Congratulations to our State Champions
Sydney Dawson, Victoria Barczyk, Taylor Viator, and Mark Billeaud

Also Congratulations to our All-State Swimmers
Victoria Barczyk, Taylor Viator, Sydney Dawson, Mark Billeaud, and Katie Castille

Finishing in Top 8 were:
Aimee Miller, Allison Vizzi, Grace Horton, Gavin Armstrong, Kevin Sinanan, Nicole Bordelon, Faris Khattak, Randi Latiolais, Ainsley Desi, Bryce Davidson, and Jillian Barczyk

Click here to view our State Team photo Album on our Facebook Page.

COLA Swimmers Perform Well at Districts

We had a terrific showing from our swimmers that attended the District meet in Baton Rouge! We had six swimmers qualify for the State meet and many others swam lifetime best times in numerous events.

Congratulations to Our New State Qualifiers:
Rebecca Dunn, Hannah Richard, Rory Robinson, Ella Balhoff, Coby DeVille, and Bennet Anderson.

Thank you also to all the parents that helped time! Be sure to click here to view our COLA District photo album made possible by COLA's own Mrs. Lowe

COLA Bus Trip a Huge Success!
COLA's 1st ever Day Bus Trip was a huge success. We had great team bonding, great racing, and tons of fun. A huge thank you to Tiger Aquatics at LSU for hosting us for the dual meet! We hope all of our parents enjoyed a much deserved day off! See below for the bus trip photo album!

Click here for entire our Bus Trip Album!

Click here to go to archived news on the highlights page!

Swim Lessons
Our 2014 Spring and Summer Swim Lesson times are now up and available on our swim lessons page. Call today to get more info or to sign up. Spots will fill up quickly so call now!

2014 ZONE Application and Information
For the 2014 Zone Application Click here. For trip Information and details click here.

Join us for 2014 Summer Camp and Summer Swimming
COLA will host a Summer Camp the week of June 2nd through the 6th. The camp will be from 10-12:15 each day and is for children ages 8-14. Swimmers will learn all four strokes, dives, and more. Join us for a week of swimming fun! Call today for more info and to sign up- 337-989-1800.

COLA is also offering a summer only swim team option with practices at both our indoor and outdoor location. Swimmers ages 4-18 of all abilities are welcome. Join us for 2014 Summer Swimming!

Southwest Louisiana Swim League All League Banquet
All In Wellness, Lafayette Consolidated Government, and COLA supported High School Swimming through the 1st ever Southwest Louisiana All League Banquet! The banquet was held at River Oaks with State Representative Joel Robideaux as our Master of Ceremonies.

Congratulations to ALL Swimmers and thanks to all swimmers, parents, coaches, and family members who attended! Below is a link to the album from that night. If you would like a more quality copy of any photos or to have your photo enhanced- see photos towards the end- send us an email at colaswim@yahoo.com and we will be happy to send it to you.

Click here for Album from this event!

Coach Robert at Swim Mac Mentor Program
We are excited to announce that our Senior Group Coach, Coach Robert, has been chosen to participate in a selective mentor program at Swim Mac with Coach David Marsh for the week of 10/22- 10/25. Robert is one of five coaches selected from the entire United States. Dave Marsh is a two-time Olympic coach, seven-time National Team Coach, nine-time NCAA National Coach of the Year and a 13-time SEC Coach of the Year. He is the CEO and Director of Coaching at SwimMAC in North Carolina. Swim MAC is one of the leading swim programs in the World. Coach Robert will have the opportunity to spend time with Coach Marsh and his staff on and off the deck and learn from them and their program .Congratulations Coach Robert! Have a great week!

COLA College Swimmers Starting College Seasons off with a Bang!
We are so proud of all of our COLA swimmers in college. All of our COLA college swimmers are starting their college seasons great. You can click on the school next to each swimmer to see their College Swimming Schedule and Meet Results through out their seasons--Good Luck to all of them!

*Austin McCollough- South Georgia College
* Anna Buttaci- Georgetown
*Michelle Billeaud- Brenau
* Bella Castille- Brenau
*Meridith Boudreaux- Queens University

Year Round Swimming Registration Now Open
If you are interested in Year Round Swimming- now is the time to try it out. We invite you to come out and try a practice. Call today for more info!


Smiles for Swimmers Program
COLA_BalhoffCOLA and Balhoff Orthodontics announce new "Smiles for Swimmers" Program! Help support COLA and smile more in return!  With this “Smiles for Swimmers” program, Coach Donald will donate $100 to COLA for every COLA swimmer that starts orthodontic treatment with his office.  COLA swimmers themselves also receive a free initial exam and 5% off of orthodontic treatment! Click here for more info and thank you Coach Donald and Balhoff Orthodontics!!!!