We had the good fortune of connecting with Gary Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gary, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?

Raised in Southern California, I became passionate about the sport of swimming at a very young age. My dream was to one day compete in the Olympic Games.

Through great coaches and amazing facilities in Southern California, I was able to attain my goal. By the time I was 25 years old and in medical school, I competed in my third Olympic Games, winning three Olympic medals.

I practiced ophthalmology for many years, but ultimately became disenchanted with the direction of medicine in our country.

At a relatively young age, I decided to switch careers and become a swimming coach specializing in technique.

I joined The Race Club in 2008, a company founded by my son Gary Junior, who is also a three-time Olympic swimmer with 10 Olympic medals.

Another son, Richard, joined The Race Club in 2010 and became our director of production for all Race Club videos.

Today, we teach swimmers from all over the world who come to Coronado to improve their swimming skills. We offer private instruction, swimming technique camps, online coaching, and a valuable subscription service to hundreds of excellent videos on swimming technique.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?

Two aspects of our business separate us from all of our competitors.

First, we have invested in the most advanced technology for swimming analysis available in the world. We use four different technologies to measure virtually every important aspect of a swimmers technique. All are synchronized to a video of the person swimming. We believe we also have become better at analyzing the results of these technologies.

Second, we produce the finest quality videos for swimming technique available anywhere. Using 8K resolution RED Epic cameras, the quality of our videos is superb.

We have learned through this process that the building of a brand is not easy. After coaching 55 Olympic swimmers, earning 23 Olympic medals, and coaching thousands of swimmers of all ages, we are still trying to build the brand of The Race Club.

Our story is simple. If you want to become a better swimmer, a more efficient swimmer, a faster swimmer, then you should come to The Race Club.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

First, I would get up in the morning and take him or her to the Coronado Coffee Company for the best cup of Java in Coronado.

Then, I would take our dog, Goose, to dog beach in Coronado where we could watch him run and socialize with the other dogs.

We would grab lunch at Tartine on First Street, one of my favorite restaurants on the island.

In the afternoon, we would drive up to the La Jolla Cove where we would do an open water swim in the beautiful, clear water of the Cove.

Finally, I would make a reservation for dinner at Little Frenchie, one of my favorite restaurants in Coronado.

In summer, we would then watch the sun set on Coronado Beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I would dedicate my shoutout to my wife, Mary, my six children, all of whom were excellent competitive swimmers, and my collegiate swim coach, Dr. James Counsilman.

All of them have served as an inspiration and encouragement for me and for The Race Club to become the premier swimming technique company in the world.

Website: www.theraceclub.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/theraceclub

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theraceclub/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDic_JQLVw9JK_iJMyIna8w

Image Credits
top left: Gary Hall Sr and Gary Hall Jr at Olympic Trials 2004 top right: Gary Hall Sr coaching bottom left: Mary Hall assisting with measuring swimmers velocity bottom right: American record holder, Zane Grothe, being tested for pulling force.

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