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. 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. 

The Gators are taking a brief hiatus this winter due to lack of pool space in the Charlottesville area. If you are looking for a swim program that shares our program values, we highly recommend the BASS Swim Team at Boar's Head and the Shenandoah Marlins Aquatic Club at the Crozet Park Pool. Coach JJ Bean will be assisting those programs where many of our swimmers will practice this winter. We hope to offer our Summer Prep program this April and May to get your swimmer ready for the JSL season. Please check back often for updates!

Become a Sponsor 

Why Sponsor Gators?
The Virginia Gators of Charlottesville invites area businesses and individuals to become a sponsor—an investment for the benefit of our local youth. Our non-profit swim club is dedicated to the promotion and encouragement of the sport of swimming—a lifelong and lifesaving skill. Through a sponsorship, you will join the many businesses and individuals who have invested to benefit area youth—youth who work to develop physically, to become self-disciplined and self-motivated as well as to learn to be part of a team and community. We also provide a home for the Swans Synchronized Swimming Team, a practice site for Dive Connections Scuba Center, an aquatic safety classroom for the Boy Scouts of the Shenandoah Valley, and a practice facility for swim and dive teams from Albemarle HS, Western Albemarle HS, William Monroe HS, Madison County HS, and St. Anne's Belfield School. Not only are your contributions vital to the development of so many area youth, sponsorship of the Gators guarantees you visibility with hundreds of families every week all year long! As you can see, our program fulfills an important community purpose and we hope that we can count on your support for the coming year. See our sponsorship brochure for more information.