Virginia Gators Swim Club

The Virginia Gators Swim Club is a confederation of developmental swim teams that promote personal excellence through competitive swimming.

In Central Virginia, we offer teams in Charlottesville at the Fairview Pool, Crozet at the Crozet Park Aquatic Fitness Center, and Waynesboro at the Waynesboro YMCA. The teams are separate entities, but provide an enhanced swimmer experience through a cooperative framework.

Summer Gators

The Gator program ends on the Friday before Memorial Day. Summer Gators runs from the day after Memorial Day through the Thursday before JSL Championships in 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.

What programs are offered?

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

The Summer Gators Senior program is intended for swimmers age 14 and older who are highly committed to swimming a competitive Long Course meet season and who desire to continue an intensive practice schedule during the summer. National Group swimmers form the basis of this group, as well as Gator alumni who are current college swimmers. Advancing group swimmers may participate in this group with the permission of the Head Coach. Practices are held 6:00-8:00 am Monday through Friday, with an additional 2 Long Course practices per week at a local 50 meter pool. 

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 Summer Gator Junior program fee is $225 for those not enrolled in a Year Round plan.

The Summer Gator Senior program fee is $500 for those not enrolled in the Year Round plan.

How do I register for the Summer Gators?

Current Gator swimmers should send an email to [email protected] 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.  If you are new to the Gator program, please contact us at [email protected] for information on how to register. All long course season swimmers are required to be registered with both the Gators and USA Swimming.