Coach Hap Gentry
Hap Gentry has been coaching Total Immersion Weekend Workshops since 1996 with 30+ years of competitive swim coaching experience for beginners through national caliber competitors. The American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) recently (February, 2007) awarded Hap certification as a Level 5 Certified Masters Coach, 1 of 17 in the country alongside Terry Laughlin. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of, and coaches various masters swim programs with, the CSP Tideriders Master Swim Club (CSPM), a USMS club of 150+ members within the Ozark LMSC. As an ASCA Level 3 Certified High School Coach, Hap also coaches the Ladue Horton Watkins High School Boys and Girls swimming (& Diving) teams. As a triathlete, he has qualified and finished in the top half of the USTA Olympic Distance National Triathlon Championships and is currently a USTA Level 2 Certified Coach. His youthful swimming accomplishments include former Connecticut State Age Group and Senior multi-event Record Holder, Connecticut State Championship multi-event Finalist, New England Regional Championship multi-event Finalist and International Competitor. As a TI Teaching Professional (TITP), Hap has directed over 1,000 swimmers in more than 35 Total Immersion Weekend Workshops since 2003. He is a member of the St. Louis Area Triathlon Club and regularly provides small group and one-on-one private lessons. Hap regularly captures video (above and below the water) to “show swimmers how they feel.” He uses that video to evaluate current stroke mechanics, to educate on the correct motor movements, and to recommend specific corrections (“focus points”) for improved efficiency and speed. Hap provides private lessons to ages 6 and up and to all levels of initial skill, from fearful to Olympic Qualifier – see what he can do for you!