Louisa Gators

Does your child spend the summer saying “I’m bored!”?  The Louisa Gators Swim Team has the perfect solution for the boredom…your child should become a GATOR!! The team is open to all area children ages 5 through 18 (age as of June 1, 2018).  Anyone can be on the team…previous experience is not necessary; we will teach you what you need to know to participate. All you need is a willingness to get wet and the ability to go under water comfortably.   (Note – swimmers who are afraid to get their face wet or to put their head under water should register for the LCPRT Learn to Swim program!) The Gators compete in the Jefferson Swim League (JSL) against other teams in the Charlottesville area. Team practices are held most weekdays in the morning and/or evening at the Louisa County Aquatic Facility from May 29 through July 28. Specific practice times are based on the swimmer’s age and ability. We have 7 swim meets including the Championship meet the last weekend in 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. We provide activities for the whole family throughout the summer. We like competition, but the Gator experience is not all about winning. We focus on being a part of a team, improving skills and self-esteem, being active, having fun, practicing good sportsmanship, and ALWAYS doing our best! The more involved the family becomes, the better the experience! As soon as a swimmer is deemed ready (swimming the length of the pool with minimal stopping) they are eligible to compete. Swimmers who are unable to swim the length of the pool should register for the Gator Prep Team which provides more one-on-one instruction. Gator Prep Team swimmers move onto the team as they are ready or at the end of the one week program.  

The registration fees include: 10 weeks of practice, team t-shirt, team swim cap and JSL league fees.  Registration fees for the 2018 season will vary depending upon when a swimmer registers. Swimmers who register by April 20th will be eligible for the Early Gator rate of $160 per swimmer. If you miss the Early Gator deadline the fee will be $180 for the first swimmer and $175 for each additional family member swimmer until May 27th. All swimmers registering after the May 27th date will be charged $200. Financial assistance is available through POGA for those who qualify. Additional information and all registration forms will be available on the swim team website www.louisagators.org.

Registration forms and fees may be completed and mailed to the swim team at the following address:  POGA, P O Box 1373, Louisa VA. The Gators accept payment via cash, check or credit card. Forms and fees may also be submitted to the LCPRT office during regular business hours if payment is made via check. In addition, the swim team will be accepting forms and payments at the Betty Queen Center on April 18th and May16th from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All registration fees should be paid in full by June 8, 2018. If you have additional questions, please visit the Gator website or contact coach Debra at coachdebrab@yahoo.com.

Louisa Gator Prep Team

The Gator Prep Team is designed for swimmers (ages 5-18) who are comfortable in the water but may be 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 stomach/back and be able to motivate through the water in some manner. Prep Team members are considered a part of the Louisa Gators and are expected to progress to the Team at the end of the Prep week.

The Prep Team will have morning & evening practice for one week (May 26th through June 1st) in the activity pool with the assistance of coaches and junior coaches. Swimmers will work on freestyle, backstroke and endurance. The registration fee for the Prep Team is $40. Registration fee and forms may be submitted at any swim team registration sign up or mailed to POGA, P O Box 1373, Louisa, VA. When the swimmer progresses to the Swim Team at the end of Prep season, $30 of Prep Teem fee will be credited towards the Swim Team fee. The remainder of the team fee will be due at that time (actual amount due will depend on when Prep Team registration is received). Please note, the Louisa Gators Prep Team does NOT take the place of the Learn to Swim lessons which teach swimmers proper skills in order to be safe in and around the water. For additional information please visit the Gators website at www.louisagators.org or contact our coach Debra at coachdebrab@yahoo.com.
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