From Openwaterpediacompetitive swimming. For years Coach Nelms has been dedicated to exploring faster and healthier swimming. He has been involved in all levels of swimming: teaching, coaching, and sport politics.
He has spoken around the world on swimming technique and swimming programming, including a number of coaches’ conferences for USA Swimming, held at the Olympic Training Centers at Colorado Springs and in Lake Placid. He has advised top coaches and swimmers, and athletes.
Coach Nelms has been a collaborator with Olympic team technical advisor Bill Boomer and 5-time head Olympic coach Richard Quick, having co-produced a series of videos called, “Championship Winning” produced by Championship Production. This series is one of the highest swimming video series sold.
He is married to Shane Gould.
Professional Experience, Affiliations and Civic Activities
- Former member of USA Swimming's Board of Directors
- Keynote speaker at Australian Swim Coaches and Teacher's Convention
- Keynote Speaker at New Zealand Swim Coaches and Teacher's Convention (twice)
- Co-producer, with many-time Olympic Coach and former Stanford University Swim Coach Richard Quick, of the top-selling Championship Video Series on swimming technique
- Author and presenter of USA Swimming's annual "Paradigm for the Future" clinics on swimming technique and Athlete Development (since 1996)
- Former technical coach at Metwest-Stanford National Training Center, based at Stanford University in 2001 and 2002
- Collaborator and co-author of "Boomer Chronicle" video series for USA Swimming with Prof. Bill Boomer, Technical Advisor to 2000 and 2004 USA Olympic teams
- Partner in the development of Swimplicity™, an organization that is exploring new ways to teach swimming
- Confidential Consultant to a number of World Record Holders, Olympic medalists of all colors, and numerous other elite athletes and their coaches
- Confidential Consultant to University swimming programs and swimming Federations in the UK, USA