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. Our team practices at the Fairview Swim and Tennis Club pool at 707 Belvedere Drive in Charlottesville, under our climate-controlled Gator Dome. Head Coach JJ Bean, in his 22nd year leading the Gators, is committed to providing a personal approach to helping every swimmer improve every day. 

Summer Prep Program

Is your swimmer ready for their JSL swim team? Register for the Summer Prep Program so that your swimmer will have the best summer ever! Registration for Summer Prep 2020 is now open at this link: SUMMER PREP REGISTRATION.

The Virginia Gators of Charlottesville Summer Prep Program is a great way to prepare swimmers, of all ages and abilities, for the upcoming summer swim season. Swimmers will get a head-start on the summer by training with JSL championship-winning coaches, from The Fairview Swim & Tennis Club, to improve stroke, technique, racing strategy, starts and turns, and overall conditioning. This program is suited for swimmers who are looking to grow, learn, and have fun, while preparing for a successful summer of swimming. Swimmers may choose any 3 weekdays for their practices (Advancing group may select up to 5 days), but it is suggested to stick to a consistent schedule for the benefit of the swimmer and coaches.


Program Dates:    April 13–May 22, 2020

Practice Groups and Schedule: 

  • Developing Group: Beginning swimmers ages 5-9 who can swim one full length of the pool. 4:15-5:15 p.m. 3 days per week of your choice. $250
  • Progressing Group: Swimmers ages 9-13 who want to fine-tune their skills and build endurance: 5:15-6:45 p.m. 3 days per week of your choice. $350
  • Advancing Group: Experienced swimmers ages 13-18 who want to increase strength and speed: 6:45-8:45 p.m. Up to 5 days, M-F.  $400

All practice groups meet Monday through Friday, for Developing and Progressing members, choose any 3 days. Advancing Group can practice up to 5 days. Group placement depends more on ability, experience, and endurance than on age. If in doubt, contact [email protected]

Location: The Gatordome @ Fairview Swim and Tennis Club,
707 Belvedere Blvd., Charlottesville, VA 22901

Need more information? Please contact us at [email protected]

More about The Jefferson Swim League (JSL)
More than 2,870 youth from the Charlottesville-area enjoy swimming each summer in 
the 18 local summer swim teams that make up the Jefferson Swim League. Swimmers improve 
their skills with daily practices and weekly meets that wrap up with the major event of the summer season—the JSL Championship at the University of Virginia's Aquatic & Fitness Center. Visit for more information. Swimming in the JSL is just plain fun!