RITTER Sports Performance is pleased to announce that Paul Yetter has joined their team. Paul is no stranger to many coaches as he’s had success with world class athletes, including multiple time World Record holder, Katie Hoff.
A 7-time member of USA Swimming’s National Team Coaching Staff, Paul has represented the USA as an Assistant Coach at the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2005 World Championships. Additionally, Paul has served as the head women’s coach of the 2007 Pan American Games, and more recently as the head men’s coach for the USA’s World Junior Championship Team at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai, U.A.E.
“I’ve known Paul for a while now and it’s clear that he is extremely passionate not only about the athletes he’s coaching but helping other coaches progress in their own professional development.” said Chris Ritter, CEO of RITTER Sports Performance. “We’re thrilled to have a coach of Paul’s caliber and resume join the RITTER Team to help serve the coaches in our audience even more. It’s pretty incredible to imagine the opportunities for learning and mentoring that we are creating for coaches to be a part of. I know I would’ve been ecstatic to have these types of opportunities as a young coach in our sport and honestly coaches of all levels are going to greatly benefit.”
Since 2004, Paul has developed or guided 12 athletes to represent the United States in senior-level international competition. Most recently, T2 Aquatics’ Michelle Konkoly set 2 World Records in the S-9 classification on her way to winning 2 gold medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
“I’m really excited to join the RITTER Sports Performance team with Chris and the rest of their coaches.” said Paul on the announcement. “I have a passion for helping coaches and I feel like the vision Chris has for what we can accomplish through RITTER will greatly impact swim coaches in a tangible and positive way. I can’t wait to get started!”
Following the 2008 season, Yetter guided 15-year-old Elizabeth Pelton to the 2009 USA World Championship team that competed in Rome, Italy, where she finished 6th in the 200 backstroke. Pelton qualified for the US Team in 3 individual events — more than any other female swimmer from the United States that year.
Yetter has guided 12 different athletes to a No. 1 National Age Group ranking; these athletes have set over 75 National Age Group Records in the process.
For his efforts in coaching, Yetter was named the 2007 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year as well as the 2007 United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic Sports.
Paul has been a swim coach at all levels, from college to club and even high school when he was starting out. As a result, he’ll be able to bring a unique perspective in developing continuing educational opportunities for coaches through RITTER Sports Performance.
Specifically, Paul will be directly involved with helping to create content and curriculum for The Hive powered by RITTER – an online educational resource for swim coaches (think of it as the “Netflix for Swim Coaching”). In addition to that, Paul will also be heading up a new Mentorship Program for swim coaches that is available exclusively to coaches who are members of The Hive.
Be sure to listen to the latest Swim Coaches Base Podcast (Apple, Spotify, Google, SoundCloud or Stitcher) in which Paul and Chris discuss the Mentorship Program more in depth. You’ll also be kept up to date with this new program through RITTER’s social channels, specifically Instagram and Facebook.
Paul Yetter will still continue in his role as NBAC’s head senior coach which allows him to still coach on a day-to-day basis while expanding his capacity to help mentor other swim coaches by joining RITTER.
If you’re wanting the best educational opportunities to grow and continue to develop your coaching skills and insights be sure to join The Hive.
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