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

We offer teams in Charlottesville at the Fairview Pool, Crozet at the Crozet Park Aquatic Fitness Center, and Waynesboro at the Waynesboro YMCA.

Virginia Gators Summer Prep 2021

The Gators are excited to offer our annual Summer Prep program from April 12 to May 28. This 7-week program will help your athlete prepare for a great summer of swimming. The focus of the Summer Prep program is on improving swim technique, starts and turns, and building endurance. Summer Prep is available for registration at one flat fee that covers all 7 weeks.

Our Summer Prep program is available at all three Virginia Gator sites; in Charlottesville at the Fairview Swim & Tennis Club, in Crozet at the Crozet Park Pool, and in Waynesboro at the Waynesboro YMCA. All of our programs follow recommended COVID protocols. The Charlottesville and Crozet locations will be outdoors in our heated pools. Swimmers who are new to the Gators should contact [email protected] to discuss placement or arrange for an evaluation.

The following groups and practice times are available for registration. Click here to go to our online Summer Prep Registration

Age Group Prep: The Age Group Prep program is for our youngest swimmers, typically ages 5-9. Swimmers should be able to swim a full length of the pool unassisted (though legal technique does not have to be present) and to listen and obey coaches. The focus is on teaching the 4 competitive strokes and building water confidence and love of swimming.

Age Group Prep is available at the following locations and times and will cost $250 for the 7-week program:

Charlottesville-Fairview Pool

               MWS Group: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:45-4:30 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am-12:15 pm

               TThS Group: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:45-3:30pm and Saturdays 11:30 am-12:15 pm

Crozet Park Pool

               MWF Group: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 3:00-3:45 pm

               TThS Group: Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00-10:45 am

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Age Group 1: The Age Group 1 program is for swimmers, typically ages 6-10, who have working knowledge of all 4 competitive strokes. The goal for this group is to improve technique in these strokes so swimmers can compete successfully. In addition, racing dives and turns will be emphasized, as will building speed and endurance.

Age Group 1 is available at the following locations and times and will cost $250 for the 7-week program:

Charlottesville-Fairview Pool

               MWF Group: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 pm, Fridays 3:15-4:15 pm

               TThS Group: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm, Saturdays 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Crozet Park Pool

               MWF Group: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 3:00-4:00 pm

               TThS Group: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am

Waynesboro YMCA (this group is a combination group for swimmers ages 12 and under)

                This group will practice Wednesdays and Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am

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Age Group 2: The Age Group 2 program is for more experienced young swimmers, typically ages 9-11, who wish to hone their competitive technique and improve starts, turns, and speed for summer competition.

Age Group 2 is available at the following locations and times and will cost $250 for the 7-week program:

Charlottesville-Fairview Pool

There are 5 practice days available at Fairview: Mon & Wed 4:45-6:00 pm, Tue & Thurs 3:45-5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00-11:15 am. Summer Prep swimmers may attend 3 practices per week.

Crozet Park Pool

There are 5 practice days available: Mon & Wed 4:00-5:15 pm, Tue, Thurs and Fri 3:45-5:00 pm. Summer Prep swimmers may attend 3 practices per week.

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Junior/Senior Group: The Junior/Senior group is focused on non-year-round older swimmers who want to improve their stroke technique and endurance and prepare for summer swim competition. Swimmers should be proficient in all 4 competitive strokes.

The Junior Group is available at the following locations and times and will cost $350 for the 7-week program:

Charlottesville-Fairview Pool

TThS Group: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm, Thursdays 6:00-7:30 am (note that this is a morning practice, ideal for busy kids!), Saturdays 8:30-10:00 am.

Crozet Park Pool

            Practices are available Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri 7:15-8:30pm. Swimmers should choose 3 days.

Waynesboro YMCA (JR/SR combined group)

Strong 11-12s and Seniors 13 and up: Mondays 4:30-6:00 pm, Wednesdays 5:15-6:45 pm, Fridays 7:00-8:30 pm

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Swimmers new to the Gators should contact [email protected] to arrange an evaluation prior to registering.

For very experienced Age Group or Senior swimmers who do not see a group that is appropriate, please contact [email protected] to inquire about our programs available by coach invitation.