SSPC: Katie Hoff Dives Deep with New Book “Blueprint”

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

“I have so much respect and admiration for Katie Hoff as a person and an athlete. She helped push the progression of women’s swimming and now courageously shares her insights and challenges in and out of the pool in Blueprint. Through it all, Katie’s mettle is gold.”   – Michael Phelps
“Blueprint” is a candid account of the extraordinary life and athletic journey of one of America’s greatest athletes and a champion in every way–the remarkable two-time Olympian Katie Hoff. As a young swimmer growing up in Maryland, I was so fortunate to see first-hand the grace of Katie in and out of the pool. Her honesty and passion about her sporting and personal life shine through the pages of this well-written book, making it a must-read.”
November 27th you can buy Blueprint HERE, a great holiday gift for you swimmer, swammer of swim coach! 

Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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2 years ago

Where can I find the audiobook?

2 years ago

I’m excited to read this.

Whenever I think of Katie Hoff I immediately think of Kate Ziegler. Those two swimmers had such parallels in their careers.

They were from the same area of the country (2 hours from DC but in opposite directions). Both competed in the same events. Despite having amazing careers and setting the precedent for distance/mid distance swimmers never quite achieved media expectations (media not true swim fans).

All of this culminates with a failed attempt by USA Swimming to create a pro group at Fullerton – and we know the scandals that team had. (When Miss Franklin and Katie Ledecky got criticized for not going pro FAST was the first thought that came to… Read more »

2 years ago

SO excited to hear Katie’s story! One of the GOAT in our sport, I remember seeing her steal the show at the 2003 US Open and then deliver at 2004 Trials months later. She was phenomenal and she still is to this day a true role model to emulate. You are a rockstar Katie, I can’t wait to read your story!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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