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

Summer Gators

Summer Gators runs from the end of May through July. This program is intended for experienced, competitive swimmers interested in continuing to build strength and stamina and compete in long course meets.

How long does the program run? 

Summer Gators runs from the day after Memorial Day to the end of July.

Who is eligible?

Summer Gators is intended for current Gator swimmers under age 14 who have been involved in competitive swimming. Program approval is at the discretion of the head coach. Swimmers age 14 and older may request permission to practice with the morning group that swims 5:30-7:30am Monday through Friday. Contact Coach JJ Bean for information regarding the morning group.

What is the practice schedule?

Practices are held Tuesday, Thursday and most Saturdays from 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m.  

What is the meet schedule?

See the “Meet & Event” page on our website for the Long-Course meet schedule.  

Can I participate in Summer Gators and also swim for my summer JSL swim team?

Yes, you can do both.

What is the cost of Summer Gators?

The program fee is $225.

How do I register for the Summer Gators?

Current Gator swimmers should send an email to indicating their interest in participating in the program. Gator swimmers who wish to add Summer Gators must be current on their Gator account and pay the Summer Gators fee of $225.  If you are new to the Gator program, please contact us at for information on how to register. All new, long course season swimmers are required to be registered with both the Gators and USA Swimming.