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 23rd year leading the Gators, is committed to providing a personal approach to helping every swimmer improve every day. 

Virginia Gators Summer Prep 2022

The Virginia Gators will help your swimmer have their best JSL season ever by training with the JSL’s winningest coach, JJ Bean, and the Head Coach of the LMST Sharks, Fefe Nardone, as well as our experienced assistant coaches and UVA Volunteers. The focus of the Summer Prep program is on improving swim technique, starts and turns, and building endurance. Registration is through our online platform at and you can start at any time! We have room in all programs and days and our registration fee is a low $50 in addition to our normal monthly fees for April and May. We practice right up through May 27th to get in as much pre-season practice as possible. If you are unsure about what group to register your swimmer for, please contact us at [email protected].