Caitlin Grady

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Dear Gary,

Thank you so much for ALL the great information you shared with me. You made me feel like I can accomplish anything I put my mind to!- and work very hard for :)

You know so much about swimming and are very good at explaining every detail.  I felt like I was in a slump and maybe had been sort of stuck…but after three days with you I know there is so much more I can accomplish. I will continue to work on my stretching, counting my strokes and kicking. I hope to continue to keep in touch with you as my season goes on… and let you know how my meets go, as well as the college visits.

Again – thank you so VERY much for sharing your passion with me.


Jack Fergus

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Hi Gary it’s Jack Fergus. I just wanted to let you know that I dropped 23 seconds in one week in my 800 free, seeded with a 9:48.63 and finished with a 9:25.83 at the biggest meet in our LSC (missed eastern zones by .5) and am currently ranked 40th in the country for 13 year old boys(I think). I  wanted to say thanks for helping me with my hip driven freestyle stroke. It made a huge difference in my race. Thanks and I hope to be back at the Race Club soon!

Danielle Hoven

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Gary,  Thank you so much for your help!  Going to your camp has taught me so much about swimming.  It has brought me to a whole different level.  It means a lot.  I have taken all you’ve given me and have been working on it!  Thanks again and hope to see you soon.


Mark Cox

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Just wanted to drop you guys a short note updating you on my progress since attending camp last year.  I couldn’t make camp this year as I decided to go to Fina Worlds in Italy instead.  It was a fantastic trip.  They had the fin-backed starting blocks which I first encountered with you and it really helped my slingshot start which I now exclusively use.  I swam out of my head. I dropped time like I couldn’t believe, some were lifetime PRs.  Anyway, I attribute a lot of this success to my time at RC (Race Club).  The changes to my freestyle have taken root and I’m excited to see what I can do now that I’ve broken these barriers.

All the best,
Mark Cox

Dave Clark

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Gary and Company,

I just wanted to let you know that I think you are doing a great job with the Analysis of the Underwater Pull Series.

Been a swimmer for 40 years (high school and college and now doing Triathlons) and a coach for 30 plus years and I am still learning good stuff from your videos.

I really like being able to print off the transcripts…..thanks for doing this…

Keep up the good work.


Jim Nuzzo

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The Race Club’s evaluation video was of incredible help to my daughter when she started the college recruiting process. Several coaches told her that having the video allowed them to see her swim, something that they rarely get to do with a recruited swimmer until she arrives as a member of their team. Gary’s honest and expert commentary on her stroke technique put the video in perspective for the coaches. As one coach said, it made her times come alive. Read more

Sydney Matteson

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Dear Mr. Hall

I am writing to share my opinions about your camp called The Race Club. I participated in this camp in August and September, and I really enjoyed it. Not only is your camp encouraging, but it also teaches important life lessons.

I acquired many new swimming techniques at this camp that I never learned before. My stroke and times improved greatly because of your lessons. Everything you taught had information to prove it. Read more

John Kulewicz – Swim Hellespont

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with my thanks again to you and Nico for the chance to have worked with you at the Race Club in July, I just wanted to let you know that the swim across the Hellespont in Turkey this past Tuesday went fantastically.  Fortune smiled upon me, and I was able to make it across the 3.1 mile distance nineteen minutes faster than I had thought I could.  Your guidance and encouragement during our open water swims made a big difference, and I am grateful to you.

Best wishes.

John Kulewicz

Swimmers – The Briggs Family

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Dear Dr. Hall,

Thank you for a wonderful week in Florida with The Race Club. The boys couldn’t have gotten better instruction and the environment was really ideal for creating a learning environment. I can’t say enough good things about Nico.  He is a terrific instructor. He was able to explain the drills simply enough so the kids could easily perform them and in the next breath explain to us the theory behind the drills and what to look for as their “parent” coaches. Read more

Tampa Bay Aquatics

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In 2009, on our way back from a training trip at Key West Community College, we stopped at the Race Club at Founders Pool for a 2 hour clinic with Gary Hall Sr. We were so impressed by he and his staff, that we created our entire 2010 training trip around the Race Club

The Race Club was extremely flexible and worked with us to create training sessions which fit the needs of our group. We were able to create our own custom camp, with pool sessions and dryland, some with our coaches and some with the Race Club staff. The kids still talk about the circuit workout ran by Gary Sr. and Nico.

We are currently planning our 3rd visit to the Race Club with a new group of eager swimmers.

Julia Lamb

Tampa Bay Aquatics