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Joseph Bernal

Head Coach of Bernal’s Gator Swim Club

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www.bernalsgator.com

Coach Bernal has over 30 years of experience in coaching and developing elite athletes.

The following are highlights of his credentials and accomplishments:

  • Established New England’s most successful comprehensive swim program to develop and train young athletes, as well as prepare them for future athletic opportunities and acceptance at major universities.
  • Coached and achieved excellent results at Harvard and Fordham Universities; Won numerous Ivy League and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association Swimming Championships; Produced over 40 N.C.A.A. Collegiate Division I “All Americans” and two National Swimming Champions.
  • Developed and coached 6 Olympic champions; was on the coaching staff for the XXIV Olympic games; Coached USA National Team (head coach).
  • Through innovation and creativity revolutionized the 5th stroke with the dolphin kick. Pioneered and refined the use of the dolphin kick for strokes, starts, turns and zones.
  • Achieved American Swimming Coaches Association (A.S.C.A) – Level V Coaching – Division 1 status.

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