Last week, while Coach Keyser had the Asbury team training at our pool, I had the pleasure of getting to know his "assistant coaches" Gary and Dorothy Kempf. Gary was the Head Coach at the University of Kansas for over 20 years, and Dorothy is a great coach in her own right. As a matter of fact, Gary says "she is one of the best sprint coaches in the country" and she won't let him touch her sprinters. Haha. They are both just wonderful people and I loved getting to see them work with the Asbury kids.
I got to show Gary an interview I did with Tammy Thomas, one of his former swimmers who was an American Record holder, and he said it made his day. We also talked a little about some of the Alaskans he recruited to swim at KU. One of them I knew pretty well. They called him Robo-Todd and he used to beat the heck out of me when he was 16 and I was 10 playing water polo at swim practice. Anyway, Gary was generous enough to let me turn on my camera so I could share some some of the poolside chatter with all of you Swim-Briefers. Enjoy.