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.

Equipment List for the Charlottesville Practice Site

 

Please consider purchasing your equipment through the Virginia Gators Swim Outlet Affiliate store. The Gators receive an 8% rebate on all purchases through our affiliate. These rebates help us purchase things like our new pool covers and specialized equipment for our swimmers. We appreciate your help! 

 

Age Group Prep: Small Kickboard, Long Fins, Mesh Bag, and a water bottle

*Recommendations:

For fins, we recommend the Sporti Floating Swim fin

 

Age Group 1: Small Kickboard, Long Fins, Small Pull Buoy, Mesh Bag, and a water bottle

*Recommendations:

For fins, we recommend the Sporti Floating Swim fin

 

Age Group 2: Small Kickboard, Long Fins, Small Pull Buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Bag, Water Bottle

*Recommendations:

-For fins, we recommend the Sporti Floating Swim Fin

-For a snorkel, we recommend the Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel or the Y-Lona Snorkel

 

Age Group 3: Kickboard, Short Fins, Pull buoy, Small Paddles, Snorkel , Yoga Mat (.25 inches or 5-8 MM thick), Mesh Bag, and a Water Bottle

*Recommendations:

For fins, we recommend the Speedo Switchblade Swimfin

For Snorkels, we recommend the Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel or the Y-Lona Snorkel

For Paddles, we recommend the Speedo Power Plus Paddles or TYR Catalyst paddles (Please select a small size for your swimmer)

 

Junior: 

Kickboard, Short Fins, Pull buoy, Small Paddles, Snorkel, Mesh Bag, and a Water Bottle

*Recommendations:

For fins, we recommend the Speedo Switchblade Swimfin

For Snorkels, we recommend the Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel or the Y-Lona Snorkel

For Paddles, we recommend the Speedo Power Plus Paddles or TYR Catalyst paddles (Please select a small size for your swimmer)

 

Junior Gold: Kickboard, Arena Pro Powerfins, Pull buoy, Small Paddles, Snorkel, Yoga Mat (.25 inches or 5-8 MM thick), Mesh Bag, and a Water Bottle

*Recommendations:

For Snorkels, we recommend the Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel or the Y-Lona Snorkel

For Paddles, we recommend the Speedo Power Plus Paddles or TYR Catalyst paddles (Please select a small size for your swimmer)


Senior/Senior Gold: Kickboard, Arena Pro Powerfins, Pull buoy, Medium Paddles, Snorkel, Finis swim parachute (8”), Yoga Mat(.25 inches or 5-8 MM thick), Mesh Bag, and a Water Bottle

*Recommendations:

For Paddles, we recommend the Speedo Power Plus Paddles or TYR Catalyst paddles

For Snorkel, we recommend the Speedo Bullet Head snorkel or the Y-Lona Snorkel