The Race Club: What do you think of Coach Gary Hall Sr.?
John Bell: Gary has a tremendous amount of knowledge, skill and experience in effectively and efficiently teaching stroke technique. He is quick to see stroke faults and patiently work with his swimmers to correct them.
TRC: What do you think of Islamorada?
JB: Islamorada is the gem of the Florida Keys. I wish I would have scheduled several days just to relax and dive.
TRC: Were your expectations of the camp fulfilled?
JB: I was not only a satisfied customer, but a delighted one. I learned what not to do and took away at least three techniques on all four strokes with drills to practice.
TRC: What was your favorite and least favorite part of the camp?
JB: My most favorite part of the camp was the individual instruction from Gary and his staff. Everyone made sure that I had some “take home value” which I could drill and improve in the future. My least favorite part was getting beat by all of the teenagers, but I am old enough to be their grandfather.
TRC: Did you take advantage of any private sessions or video analysis?
JB: The private lessons and video sessions were outstanding. Gary and his staff have the gift or recognizing stroke faults and then immediately correcting them with you patiently and professionally.
John Bell, 71