Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg


Age Group Development

Virginia Gators Age group development is your first step into competitive swimming. We offer a program that is built on developing the fundamental needs of a competitive swimmer. Stroke technique, stroke efficiency and the specific skills - turns, underwater and dives. We believe in teaching the swimmers the importance of hard-work, positivity, embracing challenges and enjoyment of the process of developing skills. The group is offered 3 practices/week at the duration of 1 hour each.


  • All new swimmers must me able to complete 25y of all four strokes legally.
  • Expected to attend at least 1-2 practices/week
  • Expected to attend at least 1 meet every 4 months.

Equipment needed:

  • Gator swim suit
  • Gator swim cap (included in registration fee)
  • Goggles
  • Kick board
  • Pull Float
  • DMC fins

Practice Times: Here


Lead Coach: Cara Lane Shrum​