Just Swim Shop

Ben Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation is thrilled to partner with Rivanna Gear & Apparel for a Pop Up Swim Shop at the BHJSL offices.  With the closing of Free Style this month, the need for a local swim store was apparent and the “Just Swim Shop” was born.   As many of you know, Susan Turner at Rivanna Gear has been a strong supporter of the local swim community for over 20 years.   She has been contacting local JSL swim teams and several have already signed on with Just Swim to provide team suits.   If you would like to arrange a time for Susan to do on-site team suit sizings for your team, please contact us at the Ben Hair Offices 434-973-3838 or email Susan Turner at susan@rivannagear.com .  A portion of your team sales will go to sponsor the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work that BHJSL does every day.  Let’s Keep local underserved children in the water through this exciting opportunity. 


Rivanna Gear & Apparel and Ben Hair – Just Swim For Life
Foundation Have Teamed Up to Support Local JSL Swim Teams.
Rivanna Gear (RGA) is a local Charlottesville company that has been supporting
JSL teams and other youth sports organizations for the last 15 years. Additionally,
Susan has been a JSL Meet Director, Stroke &Turn Judge, Referee, and JSL
Champs Volunteer Coordinator. She also currently coordinates many of the VHSL
Diving activities in the area.
By teaming with BH-JSL, RGA will be providing a full line of swim gear and
equipment to JSL teams. Additionally, RGA offers customized webstores for
individual teams providing suits, accessories (goggles, caps, etc.), and fan/team
gear (shirts, hoodies, sweats, etc.). RGA also offers team swim caps and
personalized caps. RGA is an authorized TYR and Dolfin team sales dealer. Sales
to JSL teams and through the webstores provide financial benefits to the teams
and BH-JSL.
A summary of benefits available to each JSL team includes:
(Note: All RGA pricing is applicable to the first item purchased – no
minimum purchase to receive your benefits)
• Local Suit Sizing – RGA will schedule one or more On-Site suit sizing event
at your registration and/or team practices. At these events, RGA brings a
full set of sizing samples to make sure each swimmer gets a properly sized
suit. Additionally, RGA brings specially priced practice suits, goggles, caps,
life guard suits, etc. to these events. Several JSL teams have already locked
in their On-Site dates.
At these events, RGA will be collecting “lightly used” swim suits that are
donated to BH-JSL.
• Special Team Pricing – For each team that selects a specific “Team Suit”,
team members will receive team pricing for all suits – a 15% discount from
RGA’s standard pricing. Team pricing will be in effect for all sales from OnSite events, Team Webstore sales, and our “Pop-Up Shops”.

Pop-Up Shops – To support local swimmers (and life guards) for both suit
sizing and purchase of other gear (caps, goggles, fins, kickboards, etc),
RGA will be offering evening and weekend “Pop-Up” shops at the BH-JSL
headquarters (right off Rt 29N). The schedule for the “Pop-Up” shops will
be posted on the RGA website, BH-JSL website, and all team store sites.
RGA will make a donation to BH-JSL for each suit sold at the “Pop-Up”
shops. If a JSL swimmer donates a “lightly used” suit at the “Pop-Up” shop,
RGA will triple their donation to BH-JSL.
• Team Webstores – RGA offers a Team Webstore for each JSL team. If
the team selects a “Team Suit”, those suits will be priced at the special team
price. Additionally, if a team chooses, RGA will offer “Team Delivery” to a
team representative to avoid shipping charges for your team members.
Items available on the team stores can also include gear (goggles, caps,
and other gear) and team apparel (hoodies, tees, sweats, sun protective
gear, etc.)
Each team chooses the pricing model for your team store. All items
available through the store is available at team pricing. The team may
choose to pass the full team price (15% off retail price) to your members,
you can choose to price items at full list price and 15% will be put in a “team
account” managed by RGA which can be used to purchase coaches gear or
other items needed by the team, or you can choose a hybrid solution where
you pass some of the savings to your members and still contribute some
funds to the “team account”.
For more details on the partnership, to schedule a team event, or for schedules on
the “Pop-Up” shops, you can reach us at:
Susan Turner, Rivanna Gear: 434-996-5773 or susan@rivannager.com