As of August, 2010, I have been swimming with US masters for 10 years. This would not have been possible without the motivational support and coaching of Gerry Rodrigues. When I started with masters I was not a competitive swimmer or triathlete. I swim in lane 7 or 8. Gerry’s patience and skilled training helped me to stick to with the masters program until I fell in love with it. Gerry excels at pacing his swimmers. He knew the times of most of the swimmers and certainly the range of times in each lane. Workouts would push me to my limits, because he knew what they were. He was also pushing the swimmers in lane 1 to their limits. He seemed to keep this all in his head. He is a great coach!