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. 

Piranhas Summer Swim Camp

6 Weeks: June 7-July 16


11 and Older: 9:30-10:15 (some advanced 10 and unders may be asked to swim at this time)

10 and Under: 10:15-11:00 (some beginner 11-12s may be asked to swim at this time)

Piranhas summer swim camp is a 6-week competitive swim clinic run by the Virginia Gators (Waynesboro) year-round swim team. Swimmers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. We welcome swimmers age 4-18 who can swim across the width of the pool safely. Swimmers in the beginner groups will focus primarily on learning freestyle, backstroke, and dives. More advanced swimmers will work towards mastering the four strokes, learning racing strategies, and perfecting sprinting capabilities, starts, and turns. Mondays will be team-building days where we will run occasional intrasquad meets as well as offer fun activities such as tie-dye and popsicle parties, turn clinics, etc. Older swimmers may swim long-course (50-meter pool) on these days. Swimmers wishing to participate in the Virginia Gators Summer Classic swim meet June 18-20 may do so with the coach's permission and an additional fee. 

Swimmers participating in the program are asked to wear a one-piece suit to practice and bring goggles, a small foam kickboard, and a swim cap (provided). We recommend Sporti antifog S2 mirrored goggles (junior or regular) and Sporti junior kickboard from Click here to shop SwimOutlet under our Virginia Gators Affiliate.

Cost: $70 per swimmer. $5 discount for additional siblings. A team cap and shirt are included in the fee. 

Due to COVID precautions, group sizes will be limited and we expect to fill up fast. 

Registration is online only and requires a credit card, please click here: Piranhas Registration

Contact Coach Stephanie Neal for more information.