Virginia Gators of Charlottesville

Since 2000, the Virginia Gators of Charlottesville has offered high-quality swim training from beginner to elite with a focus on balancing physical, social, and emotional development in assisting swimmers to reach their personal goals. Head Coach JJ Bean, in his 23rd year leading the Gators, is committed to providing a personal approach to helping every swimmer improve every day. 

This Fall we will begin practices on September 6th at Fairview Pool until September 18th. We will then move to the Key West Swim Club outdoor, heated pool until September 30th and finally to our fall indoor home at Crow Pool on Rose Hill Drive in Charlottesville until the Fairview renovations are completed and our Bubble goes up again. 

Equipment List for Charlottesville Gators Swimmers

Gator Equipment Recommendations

Every swimmer should come to the pool prepared with a cap, goggles, and a water bottle. In addition, the coaches would like each swimmer to have certain equipment that will improve their practice experience. Team suits are optional, however, they are strongly encouraged for members attending swim meets. Information on purchasing a team suit will be provided in August.

If you need help finding the right equipment or paying for swim equipment for your swimmer, please talk with your child’s coach or Coach JJ.

Age Group Prep, Age Group 1, Age Group 2: Kickboard, long fins (such as TYR Flex Fins or Sporti Floating fins)

Junior: Kickboard, short fins (such as TYR Crossblade or Stryker), and snorkel (such as Finis Swimmer’s Swim Snorkel or Jr. Swim Snorkel)

Age Group 3, Senior, Cville Gold: Kickboard, short fins, snorkel, pull buoy, hand paddles (such as TYR Catalyst or Speedo or Sporti Power Paddle). 

Please check our Gator Affiliate Store at SwimOutlet to find this equipment and help the Gators at the same time!