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

Progressing Plus Group- 5:15-6:45 PM (9-14 years)

This practice group is intended for swimmers over the age of 9 that are highly motivated and experienced swimmers who desire to compete successfully at the regional and national level. Participation in this group is by Head Coach approval. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend 4-6 practices a week. 

Minimum training standards for this group include the ability to swim 12-15 min sets on the following interval bases:

  • 7 X 50 @ 1:00 freestyle swim
  • 6 X 50 @ 1:30 kick, 2 out of 4 strokes
  • 6 X 25 @ :40 fly/back/breast
  • 6 X 100 @ 2:00 free swim

The Progressing Plus group is a 6 Day per week program with practices held Monday through Friday from 5:15-6:45pm and Saturdays from 10:30-12pm. Dryland conditioning will also be introduced to this group to improve flexibility and core strength.


The Progressing Plus group will be coached primarily by Head Coach JJ Bean.

Progressing Plus swimmers are encouraged to attend several high-level meets per season as recommended by the coach.

Equipment and Training Tools 
, snorkel, and pull buoy are required for practice so that swimmers can fine tune their technique. The Gators continually test and utilize the most advanced training tools and techniques to maximize swimmer improvement. Coach-approved equipment can be found by clicking this link: SwimOutlet Gator Affiliate.