Gerry Rodrigues is a very inspiring and motivating coach. I participated in the Elisabeth Glaiser mini tri as the swimmer on a relay team for Variety. I had not swam since the 80’s. I needed to “get up to speed” as I did not want to let me team down. Gerry’s coaching and support gave me the confidence to take on the open water 1/2 mile swim at Zuma Beach. And his lead by example style of coaching continues to be an inspiration. He accepts and coaches all levels of swimmers and though I was in awe of some of the skill level in the Masters program, Gerry made me feel comfortable and not intimidated. I am very excited that he will be starting a Masters Swim at the new location as it is much more convenient for me – Thanks to Gerry I love to swim and look forward to getting back in the water in the Palisades.