Painting by Theodora Tilton


Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are available by swim team junior coaches and a number of lifeguards. Please check with the coach or lifeguard to arrange lesson times and then pay in advance of lessons at the gatehouse. Make sure you give a receipt to the instructor at the time of the lesson. The gatehouse also has information on who is teaching if you need it.

MVP Gators Swim Team

Mount Vernon Park sponsors a swim team for members ages 5-18 (as of June 1st) who can swim across the 25-meter pool unassisted. The MVP Gators swim belongs to the Northern Virginia Swim League. The swim team season begins right after Memorial Day and ends in early August. A great deal of information about the swim team is available at our team website and we encourage interested parents to visit it. If you still have questions or if you are new to the team and would like to be added to the distribution list for swim team update emails, please contact the Swim Team Representatives Jamey Piland and Rose Pascarell at

Registration is $25 for the first child in a family, $20 for the second, with additional $5 discounts for each additional child. Registration is held on-line through the website, as is ordering of special-order Gator gear.

Go to the Gators Team Website

Running commentary regarding the MVP Gators is available through the link below. Catch up on the current swim team news. Enjoy!

Gator Blog Link
Gator Swim Gallery