Meet Our Coach
Kelly Gentry is an incredibly experienced and talented full-time swimming coach with over two decades of experience. She has a long history of both coaching, and guiding swims, having guided over 120 swim vacation trips in Europe and hundreds of swims with us in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.
Kelly grew up swimming competitively in a USA Swimming club, playing water polo as UC Santa Cruz, and then started her coaching journey with club-level swimmers, before progressing to coaching masters, high school, collegiate swimmers, and now open water swimmers.
Her open water swimming career is extensive and, in September 2022, she completed a solo English Channel attempt less than 14 hours.’
Kelly’s depth of knowledge and experience in the swimming realm makes her an exceptional mentor and coach. Kelly is a licensed US Coast Guard Captain and is one of our three pilots, escorting swimmers in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe daily.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
We’re here to help you navigate the challenging process of selecting a swim and and making real progress and swimming improvement.
There are several approaches to coaching. The simplest is to spend a few sessions working on an issue or problem you want to resolve.