Gary Hall, Sr.,  Technical Director and Head Coach

Gary Hall Sr.

Since retiring in 2006 as a physician and moving with his wife Mary, to Islamorada in the Florida Keys, Dr. Gary Hall has now dedicated his life to coaching technique and training methods to children, masters, fitness and health swimmers, triathletes and others at The Race Club Camps. He brings his science background, knowledge and experience in stroke mechanics and a strong passion for swimming to offer an unsurpassed quality of teaching at The Race Club. Swimmers of all ages and abilities come from  around the world to learn from and be inspired by Gary Hall Sr. and give themselves the lifetime gift of swimming.

“Hall is probably the best collegiate swimmer in the world and he has done Gary Hall Sr.everything in his career … Gary is just as valuable as Mark Spitz ever was … . But even more than that, he has given us academic acceptability. Gary’s accomplishments have helped tremendously in making people realize Indiana University is such a good academic school.”
– “Doc” James Counsilman testimony to Gary Hall, Sr. at their final NCAA Championships.

Halls’ record is one of amazing successes. Gary has held 10 world records. In both 1969 and 1970 he was named World Swimmer of the Year. In the 1970 NCAA Championship, he alone scored a record 56 and half points.   He was a leader as Captain of the Indiana University team that in his senior year won it’s 6th straight  NCAA Championship.

Gary was also elected by all of the United States Olympic athletes to carry the American Flag leading the Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremonies at the 1976 Montreal, Canada Games, the only USA swimmer ever selected for that honor until Michael Phelps in 2016.

Amy Hall, Managing Director and Assistant Coach

Amy HallAmy Hall, the second of six Hall children, is the Managing Director for The Amy HallRace Club. As an accomplished athlete, she received a swimming scholarship from the University of Arizona and graduated with an Art History degree in 1999. Before working with The Race Club, she created a well-known line of handbags, called AmyKathryn. She also designed The Race Club duffel bag.

Having run her own business for many years, Amy brings extensive organizational skills to our Club. She will coordinate your camp schedule, recommend appropriate accommodations and discuss all of the optional programs, services and merchandise available to you during your visit.

Amy will become your go-to person when you are at The Race Club for all questions and concerns. She will help make your stay in the Keys or Coronado most enjoyable!  

Richard Hall, Director of Video Production and Assistant CoachRichard Hall

Richard HallRichard was an All-American swimmer from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated in 2003  from the  University of California at Berkeley. His swimming experience and training included some of the most renowned swimming coaches in the world, Mike Bottom, Rick DeMont and Pierre Lafontaine.  After graduating, Richard spent several years in New York City studying video and music. He also taught swimming and studied the successful learn-to-swim methods used by the Imagine Swim School.

Today, Richard directs the video production for The Race Club and has released three successful DVD’s, The Three Styles of Freestyle, Fundamentals of Fast Swimming and Life Is Worth Swimming. Richard is The Race Club’s videographer and director of all video content. Based in Coronado, he loves to surf. Richard also takes care of his dog Lemmy, who is quite a handful.

Mary Hall, Manager, Accountant and Mother of The Race Club

Mary HallMary is mother of 6 children and wife of Gary Hall, Sr. She grew up in a swimming family and was a breaststroker and freestyler. Her brother Charlie Keating III, is an Olympian. She grew up going to Islamorada from Cincinnati and fell in love with The Keys at an early age. Gary Sr. spied Mary through a telephoto lens camera at a swim meet and it was love at first sight. The rest is history.

Mary has managed The Race Club since it’s inception and is the drivingMary Hall force behind all things Race Club. As you can imagine, she is the glue that holds all of the family and family business together. You will find her on deck at The Race Club camps to answer all of your questions and to talk with parents, family and friends of the campers. Of everyone, she knows the most about swimming and The Race Club.

When Mary is not working on business management, accounting and all the Race Club merchandise behind her desk and in the home warehouse, she loves to go out on the boat and be on the water. She also loves being around all of her children, her 3 grandchildren and her dog, Goose.

Devin Murphy, Expert Coach

Devin MurphyDevin Murphy graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV in 2006 with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies.  While in school, Devin had a successful swimming career as a two-time captain and four-time All-Conference Honoree. Devin also served as the swim team’s representative for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee for two seasons.  Devin Murphy

 After graduating, Devin began his coaching career and hasn’t looked back.  With several years experience in both club and NCAA coaching, Devin has coached everyone from learn-to-swim to NCAA All-Americans and Olympic Trials Qualifiers.
When not at the pool, Devin enjoys spending time with his fiance, Lynnette (also a club coach), fishing with his friends and family, watching Ohio State Football and going on runs with his dog Lucy.