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. 

"Swimming pool water inactivates Covid-19 virus in 30 seconds, according to new study."  Read more information on this study, as reported by Swim England (the English equivalent of USA Swimming).

Swim England Report


Here you will find the most up-to-date Gator COVID protocol.  Swimmers and families must follow ALL of our COVID protocols.  Families need to review the document so they are familiar with the expectations.

Gator Spring 2022 Covid Protocol

Gator Winter 2021 Covid Protocol

Gator Fall 2021 Covid Protocol

COVID Reporting Form


Click on the links for more information:

Gator Fall Protocol

Gator Phase 3 Protocol

Gator Phase II Reopening Plan

Gator Reopening Plan


According to the CDC there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.  See the press release here.


For the latest information with regards to COVID-19, please use the following resources:



Virginia Department of Health

In addition, USA Swimming has offered guidance.  See the most current information with regard to swimming here.