About the Founder:
Brian Hall has returned to San Diego ten years after graduating from USD with a degree in Visual Arts. A gifted painter and sculptor, he began his working life as an art handler, installing the works of the world’s top artists. He spent 7 years in NYC and 3 years in Los Angeles excelling in his field and working with some of the most prestigious private and public art collections, museums, galleries, foundries, fabrication shops and artists’ studios.
In addition to his extensive experience in the art world, Brian worked for Imagine Swimming for 2 years while living in NYC where he was able to share his lifelong joy and enthusiasm for aquatic activity. He also spent an amazing summer season teaching private swim lessons in the Hamptons.
The youngest of the swimming Hall brothers, Brian has the sport in his blood. Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, he spent much of his childhood in and around the pool. Oldest brother Gary Jr., owner of ten Olympic medals and father Gary Sr., with three Olympic medals, are the first father/son duo to attend three Olympic games each. Additionally, his grandfather, uncle and several other siblings were nationally ranked champions. His Aunt and Uncle continue to run the successful Hubbard Family Swim School out of Phoenix.
Although Brian retired from swimming after leading his high school swim team to their 25th State title, he has continuously fueled his passion for the water through spearfishing adventures in the Florida Keys, surfing in Montauk and bodysurfing in southern California.
When teaching lessons he is able to effectively demonstrate a strong understanding of technique and feel for the water while invoking the fun that he recalls from his fondest memories racing his brothers, cousins and friends or diving into the deep-end off the springboard, or floating around to soak up some sun!
Brian looks forward to continuing his creative practice, working in an administrative capacity with his family’s swim venture, The Race Club and building his own Learn-To-Swim program envisioned as Legacy Swim Academy.