The Gator Aquatic Center (GAC), is owned and operated by Roanoke Valley Swimming, Incorporated (Virginia Gators). The GAC features an 8-lane, 25-yard pool, as well as a weight room which is currently under expansion. It is located between Fishburn Park Elementary and James Madison Middle Schools and sits adjacent to Virginia Western Community College. 


The GAC is home to Virginia Gators of Roanoke, a USA Swimming, year-round, competitive swim team, and a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Founded in 1989, the GAC has been the home of learn-to-swim programs and birthday parties to the training facility for some of the nation’s best swimmers. With thousands of visitors annually, it hosts people of all levels as they develop the critical and fulfilling lifelong skill of swimming. 

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