A person is fortunate in their life to find someone that will change their life for the better. Gerry Rodrigues is that kind of person that helps others, and Gerry certainly did make my life better. Fifteen years ago, I was 65 when I started swimming with Gerry, and had no swimming experience. He is a great coach, making people better swimmers, but also making them better people, and happy people. I will always be fortunate and owe gratitude to Gerry and how he changed my life.