Gerry Rodrigues is, in my opinion, THE very best swimming coach I have ever had the privilege of working with. He has always been a pleasure to deal with personally and as a coach has been able to push me in a way that I never would have been able to do on my own, nor would any other coach have kicked me into line the way Gerry has – my training buddies and I joke that “we started as manatees and Gerry turned us into dolphins! I am a native Los Angelan, who has been a resident / citizen of the Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades communities for the past 15-20 years. Over the last five years I have hired and worked with a dozen different trainers, coaches, and nutritionists in order to whip my 54-yr-old butt into shape. I’ve been a member at the Venice Gold’s Gym for 5 years where I’ve been trained by various professionals, and just in the last couple years have I started swimming and seriously training for triathlons; working with a handful of different swimming professionals. I know that other adults will benefit from having access to Gerry’s coaching skills. This is my sincere testimonial for Gerry Rodrigues as the best selection for swimming coach at the Palisades Pool.