Paul Yetter: Katie Hoff feeling sick before 400 Free Prelims

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Anybody else think paul yetter is being a little strange? Not just about the katie thing but his swimmers in general. Not sure I buy the story. I wish it could have gone differently for her, but shes been a mess since ’09.

Not sure what you mean. What was strange about it?

Maybe its just me, but i think his manner is a little strange. He seems like hes trying too hard to be casual.

The vibe I got from that interview was one of MASSIVE disappointment, but still handling the interview in a classy way. It felt a little like, “Hey, she says she’s sick, so I guess she’s sick.”


That’s a shame. Tough to wait four years then have something hit you on the week of. Hope she bounces back.

I think this Trials might be the last we see of Katie Hoff. The 200 Free is a pretty deep field and I can think of 6 women who will almost certainly be faster than Hoff in the semis – Franklin, Schmitt, Vollmer, Beisel, Ledecky, Romano.

Once Katie starts to have a bad meet, it usually doesn’t change. She’s not really one to “bounce back” after a bad swim.. I hope she proves me wrong, but I’m not betting on it.


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