Video: Olympian Katie Hoff Explains Her Return to Swimming

Video interview is courtesy of the Florida Swim Network.

Katie Hoff Returns To Competition – Reported by SwimSwam / Braden Keith:

For the first time since the 2012 Olympic Trials, Katie Hoff has returned to competition this weekend at the Speedo Winter Championships meet in Plantation, Florida.

In yards competition, against largely high school aged competition (albeit some very good high school aged swimmers), Hoff won the 200 yard freestyle on Saturday in 1:45.93.

Having been so focused on international competition for so long, there’s not much good context for where that swim sits, but it is clearly a good enough time that Hoff is in good shape and swimming well. She said early last year that she was taking a break to focus on studying, but refused to declare it a retirement.

The 24-year old Hoff is an 8-time World Champion (7 long course, 1 short course) and a three-time Olympic medalist.

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John Sampson

2 months of training and she’s already going 1:45?! That’s fantastic! I can’t wait for her to return! All time favorite swimmer. Would love to see her back on top of the US IMs.

bobo gigi

Hard against Pelton and Leverenz in the 200 IM. In the 400 IM, I don’t think with Beisel and DiRado who are at their best. And this event asks too much training. A spot in the 4X200 free relay team would be a good first thing.

bobo gigi


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