Having known Gerry now for 10 years and swimming under his coaching direction for many of those years, I can confidently say he is one of the finest coaches for pool and open water swimming. I consider it a real privilege to train under his direction. He is very intentional and organized with his coaching plans, hands-on with how he explains each workout, helpful in his critique of one’s stroke and breathing methods, and an all-around good guy to be around. He has impacted my swimming development, both in the pool and ocean, in a very dramatic fashion. I consider him a coach and very good friend.