When I first started swimming with Gerry almost two years ago, I was getting out of the water in local races near the back of the pack. Flash forward to 2010–I am now competing at the highest level of triathlon in the world. I compete internationally in the ITU World Championship Series, often getting out of the water in the pack with some of the fastest swimmers in the sport! Gerry is no less than the highest authority on all aspects of open water swimming. His real-world open water racing experience is literally unparalleled in the sport. Combined with his years of on-deck coaching experience, no one is more qualified to take swimmers of *any level* to their fullest potential. In the sport of triathlon, many argue who is “the best” coach, but in open water swimming, there is no equal!