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

We offer teams in Charlottesville at the Fairview Pool, Crozet at the Crozet Park Aquatic Fitness Center, and Waynesboro at the Waynesboro YMCA.

In this, the 21st season of the Virginia Gators in Charlottesville, we are excited to unveil a new practice group structure and practice times that we hope will allow the most committed swimmers to practice up to 8 times per week, while still offering programs that encourage multi-sport athletes the opportunity to enjoy swimming and continue to improve. We plan to have Saturday options for all groups to offer more practice flexibility. We are especially pleased to welcome Head Senior Coach Alex Rayle to our program!

Program Fees:

While the Coronavirus pandemic has caused financial strain to our club, we plan to keep costs roughly in line with last season. We will continue to offer both Lump Sum and monthly payment options for all of our programs. Click here for our 2020-2021 Fees.


Registration for the 2020-2021 season is open now! We encourage members to register early to secure a spot in your desired practice group. We will charge only registration fees at registration. All Lump Sum and Monthly Payment billing will be initiated on September 1st.

Volunteering and Fundraising:

The gifts of volunteer time and financial support are crucial to the success of our small, non-profit organization, especially with the added strains that Coronavirus has placed on our club. However, we recognize that these same strains are affecting all of our families as well. For this reason, among others, we will no longer require a volunteer commitment, or charge families who are not able to volunteer. However, we do continue to have needs that need to be met by volunteers or increased family donations or financial support. We also plan to emphasize our passive fundraisers and offer new, creative ways to financially support the Gators, such as through gifts-in-kind, partnerships with your family business, or offering physical help to the Gators that will allow us to reduce expenses. We hope you will join us in finding creative and meaningful ways to help our team.

Please see the following links for more information about the Fall program:

Practice Groups