Rick Rivera (Marco’s Dad): It was amazing to observe the knowledge and experience being passed down to the students in such a manner that was easily understandable.
TRC: What did you think of The Race Club coaches and staff?
RR: Everyone was great. The atmosphere was so relaxing and friendly. Talk about feeling at home with all of the staff. Richard was outstanding, the work he does with the athletes was great.
TRC: What did you think of your accommodation?
RR: We made use of our Hilton Honors Points and stayed at the Hampton Inn. The lodging was great, maybe we will find a place with a kitchen next time.
TRC: Were your expectations of the camp fulfilled?
RR: Our expectations to include our swimmer Marco were fulfilled. He was allowed to see a new aspect of training, one of which is not readily available to other people. He was able to see the quality of training, instruction and swimmers that he was surrounded with. The training, guidance and friendship displayed by Coach Gary and Richard was by far the most rewarding.
TRC: What was your favorite and least favorite part of the camp?
RR: Can’t say we had a least favorable moment. Marco and ourselves knew what it would entail and expected exactly what we received. Our favorite was the professionalism but yet home atmosphere you all have during the camp. The other parents and you all treated us like we were one of you, like if we had been part of your team for years.
TRC: Did you take advantage of private sessions or video analysis during your swim camp?
RR: The private instruction was great. Richard did an outstanding job with Marco. He was patient and provided good guidance for him. The video analysis was great. Marco came back home and has made it a habit to view it before a swim meet to assure that he does it the TRC way.
-Marco Rivera, 15