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The Race Club coaches are a highly skilled group that focus primarily on improving swimming technique. Each Race Club coach is well trained to observe and correct the smallest details and flaws of your swimming technique. Armed with some of the most advanced technology available, including measuring velocity, acceleration and deceleration, drag and propulsion, hand pressure and orientation, our coaching staff will be able to find your most challenging errors and offer some creative ways to correct them and improve your technique.

Because of the high density of water, swimming may be the most technique sensitive sport in the world. Our coaching staff will help you master the nuances of great swimming technique in all four strokes, starts and turns.

 

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Gary Hall, Sr. - The Race Club
Gary Hall, Sr.
Technical Director and Head Coach
Expertise: Swimming, Mental Training, Strength Training, Nutrition and Recovery.

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, and triathletes and others at The Race Club Camps. He brings his science background, knowledge…

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, and 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 in both Islamorada and Coronado, California. 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. “Gary Hall Sr. is probably the best collegiate swimmer in the world. He is just as valuable as Mark Spitz ever was and more and has given us academic acceptability. Gary’s accomplishments have helped tremendously in making people realize that Indiana University is a very good academic school.” – “Doc” James Counsilman’s testimony to Gary Hall, Sr. at their final NCAA Championships. Hall’s 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 56.5 points. He was a leader as Captain of the Indiana University team that in his senior year won its 6th straight NCAA Championship. Gary was elected team co-Captain for the Olympic men’s teams of 1972 and 1976. In 1976, he was selected by all of the United States Olympic athletes to carry the American Flag leading the Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremonies in Montreal, Canada. He was the only USA swimmer ever selected for that honor until Michael Phelps in 2016.
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Richard Hall - The Race Club
Richard Hall
Director of Video Production and Assistant Coach
Expertise: Photography, Swim Training, Mental Training, Strength Training, Nutrition and Recovery

Richard was an All-American swimmer from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated in 2003 from the University 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…

Richard was an All-American swimmer from Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated in 2003 from the University 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.

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Mary Hall - The Race Club
Mary Hall
Manager, Accountant and Mother of The Race Club
Expertise: Accounting, Social Skills, Family Support

Mary is mother of 6 children and the 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.…

Mary is mother of 6 children and the 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 its inception and is the driving 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, she loves to go out on the boat and be on the water. She also loves being around all of her children, her 6 grandchildren and her dog, Goose.

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Devin Murphy - The Race Club
Devin Murphy
Expert Coach
Expertise: Swim Training, Mental Training, Strength Training, Nutrition and Recovery

Devin 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. After…

Devin 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. 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, fitness swimming workouts and to NCAA All-Americans and  Olympic Trials Qualifiers. He coached the swim team at Saint Leo University and then went on to be the Head Coach at Malone University. During his time there both were ranked as high as top 10 nationally for D2 schools. When not at the pool, Devin enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Lynnette (also a club coach), fishing with his friends and family, watching Ohio State Football and as well as going on runs with his dog, Lucy.

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Charlotte Ridgeway - The Race Club
Charlotte Ridgeway
Office Manager
Expertise: Customer Happiness, Human Resources, Spanish

Charlotte Ridgeway is the newly appointed Office Manager for The Race Club. After graduating from Towson University just outside of Baltimore, MD in 2014 with a degree in International Studies and Anthropology, she went on to work for a non-profit health clinic. She recently returned from a six-month backpacking trip throughout South America, and relocated…

Charlotte Ridgeway is the newly appointed Office Manager for The Race Club. After graduating from Towson University just outside of Baltimore, MD in 2014 with a degree in International Studies and Anthropology, she went on to work for a non-profit health clinic. She recently returned from a six-month backpacking trip throughout South America, and relocated to sunny San Diego in March 2018. She lives there now with her loving boyfriend Matt and cat, Theo. Although she has never been a competitive swimmer, Charlotte is no stranger to the water, having grown up sailing off the beaches of her hometown of Norwalk, Connecticut. She will be your point of contact for all scheduling, merchandise, and questions about The Race Club!

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