Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg

The Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg offers fun opportunities for educational, social and emotional development, and the chance to learn the values of hard work, dedication, self-discipline, integrity, and good sportsmanship. Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg is a year-round swim team offering instruction, training, and competitive opportunities for young people from ages 5-18. 

We are a non-profit organization registered as a USA Swimming Team. We feature a competitive year-round program and also serve the community with stroke development clinics and High School Swimming preparation clinics.


Practice Groups

Coaches will place swimmers into one of four groups based on the swimmer’s ability. Group placement focuses on what will best benefit the swimmer and coaches will match a swimmer to a group that will help the swimmer continue to develop to his/her full potential.

If a swimmer is eligible to be moved to another group, the coach will discuss with a parent beforehand. Please speak to a coach with questions or concerns regarding your swimmer’s placement.

Practices are held at one of our area pools (Westover Pool or JMU's Godwin Hall) depending on pool availibility. Pool locations for each practice are listed on our practice schedule

Click on any of the below groups for more information.

Seasonal Clinics 

The VAST Gators occasionally offer non-competive seasonal clinics. Please click HERE for a list of current clinic options.