I swam with Gerry at UCLA for five years. He always gives great workouts, with variety, interest, and purpose. He has a year round plan for training which keeps workouts interesting and directed. Because he swims his own workouts, you know his mind and heart are in them. He’s always on time – we never missed a workout for lack of a coach. He is attentive to all ability levels.
But what makes Gerry an exceptional coach is his ability to motivate, to draw out your best efforts. Many coaches can give good workout sets and offer tips, but few can actually inspire you to swim better. He has the gift for knowing each swimmer’s ability and goals, and – even on a daily basis – seems to know what you are capable of doing and how to motivate you to go faster/farther – all in a positive way.