Chris began as the head coach of T2 Aquatics in April of 2017 after 9 seasons at the helm of the Fort Collins Area Swim Team in Colorado.
2012 – 2015 Chris was the head coach of the Fort Collins Area Swim Team. He coached the Arête and Challenge II groups. In 2015 the team earned its first silver medal ranking in USA swimming's clubs excellence program. In 2017 the team earned it’s first gold medal ranking. Chris was the Colorado coach of the year in 2015 and 2016, National Junior Team Coach in 2015, 2016, and a member of the Junior Pan pacific Coaching staff in 2016. Under Chris’s leadership Fort Collins won the 2016 Women’s Winter Junior Championships and were 3rd overall. FAST achieved 3rd overall at 2016 Summer Juniors and 2nd in the Women’s meet. FAST won the 2017 Central Zone Sectional meet in Iowa, won the 2016 Four Corner Sectional meet in Austin Texas, and won their first Women’s title in 2015 at the Pacific Northwest Sectional meet in Federal way. FAST won the Western Zone Senior Sectional meet in Clovis, CA in 2015. Under Chris’s tutelage, FAST broke over 100 team records and dozens of state records. Chris coached 2 national Junior Team members, 1 Olympic Trial Semi-Finalist, a Junior Pan Pacific Gold Medalist, NAG record holders, and 10 Junior National finalists during his 9 seasons at Fort Collins.
2009 – 2012 Chris coached at SwimMAC Carolina for Olympic Coach David Marsh. In his 3 years, Chris had coached Senior I, II, and Gold and assisted with TEAM ELITE, which is made up of U.S. Olympic and National Team members. During his time at SwimMAC the team won the 2012 Long Course Junior Nationals, Chris coached multiple U.S. Olympic trial qualifiers, 2 Junior Pan Pacific Team members, and an Olympian from Bermuda.
2004-2009 Chris coached at the Carmel Swim Club in Indiana. Chris worked as the head White group coach in 2008 and assisted the head coach with all senior athletes for the four previous years coaching two Olympic team trial qualifiers, two world championship trial qualifiers, and over 20 junior national qualifiers. Chris also worked with the CSC Age Group Program as a head coach of two separate groups throughout his tenure. Chris was a Carmel High School coach from August of 2004 until leaving for SwimMAC Carolina in 2009. The Carmel High School women’s team finished as the number one public school in the country in 2009 and set two national high school records.
1999 - 2004 Chris was a coach for Team Pittsburgh Aquatics where he coached multiple top 16 qualifies and LSC champions as the head age group coach and as a senior coach. The program produced multiple 2000 Olympic trial qualifiers, junior national champions, and high school state champions. During his time at Team Pittsburgh Chris served as a volunteer coach at the University of Pittsburgh Men’s team and helped lead the Panthers to five Big East Conference titles.
Chris was a member of the 1999 men's swimming and diving Big East Championship swimming team at the University of Pittsburgh as an athlete.
Education: B.S. Communications, University of Pittsburgh
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Tom Yetter joined T2 Aquatics in December 2010 as the club's Head Age Group Coach. In the time since Tom’s arrival to Naples, T2 Aquatics’ presence at the Florida Age Group Championships has grown from under 15 qualifiers to over 40 current qualifiers. In addition, Tom has led T2 Aquatics to its first Individual and Relay Age Group State “FLAGS” Championships.
From 2002-2010 Tom led the North Baltimore Aquatic Club’s Age Group Program to outstanding success. Over 70 different athletes under Tom’s guidance qualified for the Maryland Zone Team during that time, and – also during that 8 year period -- 26 different athletes set over 40 Maryland State Records. For his efforts, Tom was awarded the “Maryland Age Group Coach of the Year” award 5 times.
Tom has worked almost exclusively with 14 and under athletes, who have qualified for some of the highest level Open meets in the United States – including the U.S. Winter National Championships, Junior Nationals, and Sectionals.
Tom has guided or developed 6 different individual athletes who have reached a USA Swimming Number 1 National Age Group Event Ranking, including T2 Aquatics’ Matthew Limbacher who set a National Age Group Record at age 12 in the 50M Breaststroke. Over 45 athletes guided by Tom have placed in USA Swimming’s “Top 10” National Rankings.
Coach Yetter’s athletes have been ranked in the USA Swimming Age Group “Top 10” in each of the 18 competitive Age Group events and his athletes are taught to be physically and emotionally ready to take additional steps in the sport.
Tom has been invited to attend and speak at several USA Swimming Age Group Coaches Summits and has also been involved in USA Swimming’s Local LSC government in multiple ways in his career: He has served several times as Maryland Swimming’s Head Zone Coach, as well as the Maryland LSC Board of Directors as the Technical Planning Chair, Age Group Vice Chair, and Administrative Vice Chair of the Maryland LSC government.
Kevin M. Erndl
T2 President, Chairman, and Founder
Kevin Erndl is the Founder and President of T2 Aquatics.
After starting his coaching career in 1997 with the Augusta Swim League, Kevin became a YMCA of the Palms Coach at the Norris pool in 2005. Kevin has been the driving force behind the creation of T2 Aquatics since that time; he has led the charge for Capital refinements at the Norris Pool, hired the current T2 Aquatics staff, and has overseen the Management of the Club in every way.
As a Coach, Kevin has spent time on deck with every level of T2 Aquatics athletes. After the 2008-2009 season, Kevin was named to USA Swimming's National Team Coaching Staff based off the accomplishments of his athletes. Curently, Kevin works with our T2 Aquatics Masters and assists all groups as needed throughout the season.
In August 2009 Kevin coached Erika Erndl to a US Open Meet Record in the 100 Meter Freestyle, helping Erika earn a spot on the 2009-2010 National Team. Kevin’s coaching philosophy is geared toward refining an athlete’s stroke, and developing a training plan that enables T2 Athletes to swim with optimum proficiency and skill.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Kevin was a First Team All-ACC swimmer for the ‘Heels. Having competed in the 1999 NCAA Championships and the 2000 US Olympic Trials, Kevin has been involved as an athlete at the highest level of swimming offered in the United States. As a High School student, Kevin was named the NISCA National High School Swimmer of the Year in 1997.
Kevin earned his UNC degree in Economics, and is a full-time Portfolio Manager – as well as the Founder and Director of T2 Multisport for Tri-athletes. In his spare time, Kevin has enjoyed competing in Triathlons – having won the 2008 Heartland Triathlon in Sebring Florida, as well as qualifying for the 70.3 World Triathlon Championships in 2007 and a 2007, 2008, 2009 USAT All-American.
Coach Rachel Elliott is in her second full year of coaching, after having started the "Hunting Creek Guppies" out of Hunting, South Carolina in 2015. Rachel is a 2015 Graduate of the Unversity of South Carolina, where she earned 4 Letters in Swimming to go along with a Degree in Public Health.
Rachel was a T2 Aquatics athlete at its inception in 2010, and has competed in SW Florida for her entire swimming carreer. Coach Rachel is T2 Aquatics first FHSAA High School Champion, having won the 50 Freestyle for Gult Coast High School in 2011.
Rachel has a passion for education and students/athletes. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Manatee Elementary and has spent one year (going on her second) as the Naples High School Boy's and Girl's Head Swimming Coach.
Coach Rachel works primarily with our Intro and TnT training groups, while helping out at times with our Masters and APG/AGD groups.
Dan joined the T2 Aquatics Staff in the Spring of 2014 and since then has worked with T2 Aquatics as a Lead Coach for our Introduction, Technique & Training, Age Group Development, and Senior 1 Groups. Dan continues to coach with T2 Aquatics, while serving the community as the Director of Naples Swim School.
Dan has been teaching and coaching swimming since 2006 and has worked with all ages from 6 months through high school.
Dan is a native of Springfield, OH, and competed as a dual athlete (Swimming & Cross Country) for Urbana University and studied Education and Communications. As an age grouper, Dan competed for Springfield YMCA.
Debra Lyn Orringer
Coach Debra Orringer joined the T2 Aquatics Staff in July 2015.
Deb is a Graduate of the University of Florida. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology, as well as a Minor in Nutrition. Deb has worked as a Manager of Wellness Programs at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and several PGA clubs, and since 2005 with swimmers from beginning to advanced levels. In addition to working with swimmers in and out of the water, Deb was one of the Co-writers of Zumba's Aqua Zumba Program.
With over twenty years experience in the Health & Fitness Industry, Debra has consulted for several Fitness companies and has appeared in their TV ads as a subject-matter expert. In addition, Debra has published numerous articles in various National trade magazines.
Debra is a member of the American Council of Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), the International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA), the Aquatic Exercise Association, SCW Fitness, ECA World Fitness, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAPHERD).
Debra propelled herself into the health and fitness industry following her own challenge with health issues, which eventually led to a visible & physically-transformative change in her overall health. Within this process, Debra has opened her own Nutritional Wellness business so she can help others reach their health goals and free themselves of physical and financial pain. She does work with Professional and Amateur athletes as well.
When she is not teaching, coaching, managing, or presenting, Debra dedicates a lot of her time to working with special populations and persons with disabilities.
Coach Deb works primarily with the Intro and TnT training groups.