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WHO CAN JOIN?

Any child 5 years or older who can swim 25 yards of any stroke.  You do not have to be invited to join.  There is a place in our program for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

IS THERE A PLACE FOR ME?

If you want to swim just for fun...swim to do better in the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association...swim to improve for your high school team...swim for fitness...or train to be an Olympian, we have a place for you!

FLEXIBLE PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Young swimmers are offered more practices than they are expected to attend, and they are encouraged to participate in other extracurricular activities.  Practice group size is limited to ensure individual attention.  As swimmers get older and more experienced, the expectations and commitment level gradually increases.

WHY SWIM YEAR ROUND?

  • Low injury, lifetime sport
  • Super health conditioning benefit
  • Teaches self-discipline, time management, and goal setting at an early age
  • All swimmers can compete, regardless of ability
  • Develop life-long friendships in a fun and team-oriented environment

WHAT ABOUT SCHOOL?

Not only does swimming develop the body, it also develops self-esteem, self-discipline, goal setting, and good work habits.  Many of our children represent honor roll students and students enrolled in gifted programs from various school districts.

WHAT ABOUT FUN?

Yes, there is work involved, but there is also a lot of fun!  You make new friends and share many experiences with them.  Camaraderie of swimmers is encouraged through fun travel trips, sleepovers, pizza parties and lots of good times.

SWIM FREE?

The Virginia Gators have a plan for those who would like their child or children to participate in the best sport in the world, Competitive Swimming, but understand that there is a need to reduce the high cost.  Any family can reduce their monthly training fees through working Bingo's.  We have a plan where you can earn 100% of your training fees for the year!  The only fees that you would be responsible for are the yearly registration and the facilities surcharge.  THE best deal in town!


 The Virginia Gators is a team that is focused on teaching the best stroke technique, as well as assisting swimmers in reaching their true potential.

 If you are interested in membership or in learning more about our program, please contact Doug Fonder at doug@virginiagators.com or (540) 397-0505.