Become a GATOR! The team is open to all area children ages 5 through 18 (age as of 6/1/17). Anyone can be on the team...previous experience is not necessary; the Louisa Gators will teach you! The Gators compete against other teams in the Charlottesville area, with 7 swim meets scheduled each season. Practices are held most weekdays both morning and/or evening at the Louisa County Aquatic Facility from mid-May through the end of July. In general, swim meets are held on Wednesday nights with the exception of the Championship meet.

The Gators are a family oriented swim team; parent participation is REQUIRED. They provide family activities throughout the summer. They like competition, but the Gator experience is not all about winning. Emphasis is placed on being part of a team, improving skills and self-esteem, FUN, good sportsmanship, and ALWAYS doing your best! Registration fees include: 11 weeks of practice, t-shirt, swim cap, and league fees. Team suits are required; purchase information will be provided. Goggles are encouraged and available to purchase at practice.

Early bird registration fees received and paid in full by April 1st are $180-first child, $170-each additional child in the same family. After April 1st, fees increase to $195/$185. Financial assistance is available through the Gators for those who qualify.

Additional information and all registration forms are available on the Gator website www.louisagators.org. Forms and fees should be mailed to the swim team at POGA, PO Box 1373, Louisa, VA 23093. For additional information visit their website or contact the coach at coachdebrab@yahoo.com.

The Gator Prep Team is designed for swimmers (ages 5-18) who are comfortable in the water but unable to swim the length of the pool and/or need instruction on specific skills. Swimmers should be willing to put face and head underwater, float on back and stomach and maneuver through the water for at least 10 feet unassisted. Prep Team members are considered a part of the Louisa Gators. The registration fee is $85. If a swimmer progresses from the Prep Course to the Swim Team, $75 of the prep fee will be credited towards the team fee and swimmers will be responsible for the remainder of the fee at that time. For additional information contact coachdebrab@yahoo.com.