American National Teamer Katie Hoff is set to reunite with former coach Paul Yetter at T2 Aquatics in Florida.
Hoff and Yetter previously worked together at NBAC, but after the 2008 Olympics, Hoff switched and began working with Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman. Yetter left for Auburn and things didn’t click between Hoff and Bowman, so Hoff headed out west to Fullerton, where she’s seen a resurgence in her career under Jon Urbanchek.
Now, Hoff has made the decision to return to working with the coach who brought her so much success and the precipice of legend-status prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she didn’t meet decidedly-lofty expectations.
Yetter is now amassing a pretty impressive training group that includes Liz Pelton and Erika Erndl, both National Teamers, as long as Karie Haglund and Anne-Marie Botek. The group really stands out for the massive veterans they’ve already pulled in (and specifically for all of the women, which is where Yetter has always made his impact).
One had to imagine that more pull was in the works for Yetter when he left Auburn to start his own program, so don’t be shocked if there’s others headed his way either in the next month, or after London.
Working with Yetter and Pelton will theoretically fit well into her shift in focus back to the IM’s (versus the training group at FAST with Klueh, Ziegler, et al that are distance freestylers).