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

Developing Group- 4:15-5:15 PM (5-9 years)

This practice group is intended for new swimmers and swimmers who want to gain confidence in their abilities.  Swimmers in the Developing Group are encouraged to attend 3 practices per week. In order to join this group, swimmers must be able to do the following:

  • 25 free without assistance or stopping
  • 25 back without assistance or stopping

3-day practice options are available on MWF or TThF. Due to coaching and scheduling needs, changes to days practiced must receive the approval of the Head Coach.

If your child does not meet the Developing group guidelines, please consider the Gator Kick Start Program to get them ready for our full programs.

Developing swimmers are encouraged to attend meets as recommended by their Coach.

Equipment and Training Tools 
Goggles and swim fins are encouraged for this practice. Coach-approved equipment can be found by clicking this link: SwimOutlet Gator Affiliate.