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Mr. Garry Nelson
Instructor

G. Nelson

Mr. Garry Nelson graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1979 with a B.S. in Physical Education. He joined the staff at Cumberland College in 2001, and has currently accumulated 25 years’ experience in coaching at the USS Club level and the collegiate levels.

Coaching experience

College

  • Cumberland 2001-Present
  • Broward CC 1989-98

Club

  • Head Coach, Sunrise Seahawks 1998-2000
  • Head Coach, Broward Seahawks 1990-98
  • Head Age Group Coach, Plantation, FL 1985-89
  • Head Coach Greensboro, NC 1983-85
  • Head Age Group Coach, Richmond, VA 1982-83
  • Head Age Group Coach, Ft. Laud ST 1981-82

Coaching Honors


Cumberland

  • Our Men and Women have set 35 new team records since 2001
  • 27 NAIA All-Americans (top 3 at our nationals)
  • 67 CSCA All-Americans (top 6 at nationals)
  • 3 Academic All-Americans (3.5 GPA)
  • Dual Meet Record of 15-5 Men and 15-6 Women
  • 2004 Men 6th at Nationals and Women 3rd
  • 2004 2nd place combined Blue Grass Conference

Broward CC

  • National Coach of the Year 1994-95
  • Elected BCC Sports Hall of Fame 1999
  • 7 National Records
  • 42 Individual Champions--8 relay champions
  • 14 Academic All-Americans
  • Female Swimmer of the Year 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Male Swimmer of the Year 1996
  • 232 total NJCAA All-Americans

Club Coaching

  • 7 Swimmers USS National Qualifiers
  • 55 Swimmers Junior National Qualifiers
  • 56 Swimmers National Age Group Individual Top 16 Finish
  • 49 National Age Group Relays ranked Top 10

Certifications

    • ASCA Level 5 College (Highest Rank)
    • ASCA Level 5 Age Group USS (Highest Level)
    • ASCA Level 4 Senior USS

Courses Taught

  • MLST 002 Beginning Swimming
  • MLST 003 Intermediate Swimming