“It has been my good fortune to have known and worked with Doug Boyd for over 15 years.  Doug is one of those rare people who was able to perform at a world class level in swimming and transfer his ideas to coaching.  He combines a very analytical approach to technique and training with an “out of the box” attitude to finding methodologies which will effect significant improvement.  His creative approach produces a fun and challenging learning and training environment.”

James Richardson
Two-time NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year,  Six-time Big Ten Coach of the Year
University of Michigan 1985-2012

“I have known Doug as an age-group, high school, collegiate, national and international swimmer, where he excelled in each area. After his competitive career, he began coaching where he added keen insight into technical, physiological and psychological elements for coaching the elite athlete. He is one of the best in getting the most out of each athlete – age group through masters. I highly recommend him and know his work will help you develop into a better athlete.”

Dr. Samuel J. Freas
Head Swimming Coach, Oklahoma Baptist University
Former US Swimming National Team Coach
NCAA and NAIA Coach of the Year

“When it comes to teaching technique of swimming, Doug Boyd had the best mentor ever while he swam for James “Doc” Counsilman at Indiana University.  I have followed Doug throughout his competitive years and during his coaching career.  I have witnessed, first hand, how committed Doug was to technique work while he coached alongside Jim Richardson and myself at the University of Michigan. Swim Fever will incorporate the knowledge and experience he can offer to educate coaches at all levels from beginners to age group to high school, college, masters and triathletes. I highly recommend listening to Doug and enjoying Swimfever.com.”

Jon Urbanchek
NCAA Coach of the Year
University of Michigan 1983-2004

“Doug is the most talented and knowledgeable coach I’ve had the honor of swimming for and working with. His expertise in Sprint freestyle compares to none. As my coach, mentor, and colleague, I can honestly say I reached my fullest potential as a swimmer, improved my understanding of stroke technique, and cemented my passion for coaching because of him. Thanks, Doug!”

Shawna Caballero Ghausi
UC San Diego NCAA Champion swimmer
Former Rice University & University of San Diego assistant coach
Avid extreme racing adventurist

“After years of working eighty to one hundred hours a week, I found myself overweight and out of shape less than eight months before my 40th birthday. Coach Boyd graciously allowed me to swim several times a week with the Rice women’s swim team.  It was a fantastic experience. I was able to swim in the same lane as Mandy Mularz and witness her rise from obscurity to placing second at the NCAA’s that year in the 50 freestyle. As a result of Coach Boyd’s generosity, I lost almost thirty pounds and won the US Master’s Nationals. When it comes to training, technique, and artistry, he is elite. I give Coach Boyd my recommendation to anyone interested in the pursuit of personal excellence.”

Robert J. Killeen Jr.
Master’s World Champion
Former Master’s American Record Holder