Distinguished professor, UCLA
Gerry taught me to swim. I can truly say, Gerry is a great coach, a born coach, and I was very lucky to meet and work with him.
I was 64 years old, recently recovering from a heart attack and quintuple by-pass. I had a fear of water, an element I had avoided all my life. Gerry said if I was committed, he would teach me.
I joined the Bruin Masters swim club, he helped teach me and eventually I joined the swimmers in lane 8 (slow lane). I am still in lane 8, holding my own. If it were not for Gerry I would never have learned, I would never pushed myself, I would never have achieved any of the skills I have now have. I would have given up, grown old, fat and unhealthy, like I was. He changed my life.