The Virginia Gators is a developmental swim team that promotes personal excellence through competitive swimming.

Coaching Staff for 2018-2019

JJ Bean, Head Coach

At the helm of the Gators is JJ Bean, an institution in Charlottesville, having coached for nearly 30 years. Many people have suggested that JJ is part-kid himself, which, tied with his knowledge of swimming and his master’s degree in sports psychology, provides him with an absolutely unique ability to connect with swimmers and motivate them to make the most of their abilities in and out of the pool. While he is a master stroke technician with an exhaustive list of accomplished swimmers with whom he has worked, he gets as much enjoyment helping a kid learn to cross the pool for the first time as he does preparing an advanced swimmer for the highest level of competition.


J.J. can be contacted by email or phone (434-218-2487).

Introducing for 2019-2020:

Wesley Kittelberger, Developmental and Age Group Coach

Wesley is a graduate student in the UVA  Curry School of Education and has been the Head Coach of the Burke Centre Penguins swim team for the past three years. She has many years of experience as a developmental swim coach.

Megan Murphy, Developmental and Age Group Coach

Megan is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington where she was a member of the Eagles' Swim Team. She is a graduate student in the UVA Curry School of Education. She has been an age group and developmental coach for Machine Aquatics in Northern Virginia and the Bates College Swim Camp for two years.

Peter Robinson, Age Group and Senior Coach

Peter is a graduate of Southwestern University with a BS in Kinesiology. He has been coaching for 9 years, most recently with the Austin Trinity Aquatic Club as the main coach of their Senior B group and the Assistant Coach for their Elite group. 

Dallas Tarkenton, Age Group and Senior Coach

Dallas is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington where he was a member of the Eagles' Swim Team. He has been coaching for 7 years, most recently at Colorado College.

Gator Alumni Coaches:

Bailee Murray returns this season as a developmental and age group coach. Bailee graduated from Albemarle HS in 2017 and is a 3rd year at UVA. She continues to compete with the UVA Swim Club.

 

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