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

Coaching Staff
J.J. Bean Head Coach

JJ Bean, Head Coach

At the helm of the Gators is JJ Bean, an institution in Charlottesville, having coached for nearly 30 years. Many people have suggested that JJ is part-kid himself, which, tied with his knowledge of swimming and his master’s degree in sports psychology, provides him with an absolutely unique ability to connect with swimmers and motivate them to make the most of their abilities in and out of the pool. While he is a master stroke technician with an exhaustive list of accomplished swimmers with whom he has worked, he gets as much enjoyment helping a kid learn to cross the pool for the first time as he does preparing an advanced swimmer for the highest level of competition.


J.J. can be contacted by email or phone (434-218-2487).

P.J. Kozicki Coach
Board of Directors
Laura Strickler President
Dave Kashatus Vice President
Becca Czirjak Secretary
Margie Strickland Treasurer
Melissa Henricksen Member At-large