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Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Paul Yetter

Head Coach & Post Graduate Coach

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Paul Yetter joined T2 Aquatics in May 2010 as the club’s Head Coach.  Before coaching with SEC Champion Auburn University (2009-2010), Paul spent the previous 9 years at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club working with athletes of all ages and ability levels.

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 2007 Japan Open, the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2005 World Championships.  Additionally, Paul served as the Head Women’s Coach of the 2007 Pan American Games, leading the team to 14 of 16 possible Gold Medals.

Recently, Paul has been appointed the Head Men's Coach for Team USA's World Junior Championship Team, competing in Dubai, UAE in August 2013.

Prior to his time spent on the USA National Team Staffs, Paul gained experience assisting National Coach of the Year Bob Bowman during NBAC’s 2001-2002 season.  From 2002-2004, Paul lead NBAC's Harford County Site, and from 2005-2009 Paul guided the NBAC's High Performance Training Group at NBAC's Meadowbrook Site.

Coach Yetter's athletes have represented the USA in International Competition each year from 2004-2011, winning medals at the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pac Pacific Championships, World University Games, Pan American Games, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, and the FINA World Youth Championships. 

Yetter has guided 7 different athletes to "USA Swimming National Team" status; in addition, a total of 14 different athletes, under Paul's guidance, have qualified to represent the United States in International competition.

Yetter was Katie Hoff's coach in 2004 when she qualified for the Athens Olympics at age 15, and again in 2008 when she qualified for the Beijing Olympics.  From 2005-2008, under Yetter's guidance Hoff set 2 Long Course World Records and 18 American Records, while earning 3 Individual Olympic Medals and 6 World Championship Gold Medals.  During the 2007-2008 season, Hoff set at least 1 American Record in 9 different events.

Following the 2008 season, Yetter guided 15 year old Elizabeth Pelton to the 2009 USA Rome World Championship team, 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.

In October 2011, one year after T2 Aquatics was formed, Coach Yetter's T2 Aquatics swimmers Elizabeth Pelton and Erika Erndl won a total of 9 medals at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Since 2002, Yetter's swimmers have set more than 75 US National Age Group records in 13 different events, while 12 different athletes have achieved more than 90 No. 1 National Age Group rankings. Recently, Coach Yetter's T2 Aquatics athletes Elizabeth Pelton (2011) and Matthew Limbacher (2013) set National Age Group records while representing T2 Aquatics.

Coach Yetter has a proven track record of coaching large groups at the Highest-Level meets in the United States; in 2008 he led a group of 12 North Baltimore Aquatic Club athletes to the US Olympic Trials, and the 2012 he led a group of 8 T2 Aquatics athletes to the Olympic Trials.

For his efforts in coaching, Yetter was named the 2007 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year as well as the United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic Sports.

Coach Yetter's athletes have gone on to swim for some prestigious Universities, including:  Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Penn, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, John's Hopkins, North Carolina, Florida State, South Carolina, Southern California, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia Tech, Williams College, Lewis University, and Richmond.

Yetter is a 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in English.

You can follow Paul on Twitter @PaulYetter or at Developing The Champion Within and Create Performance

Tom Yetter

Head Age Group Coach

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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 35 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.

According to T2 Aquatics Head Coach Paul Yetter, “Tom has proven himself to be among the most accomplished Age Group Coaches in the United States over the last decade. His athletes tend to achieve at a high level, and most importantly are taught to be physically and emotionally ready to take additional steps in the sport of swimming.”

Tom has been involved in USA Swimming’s Local LSC government in multiple ways over the last 8 years: He has served several times as Maryland Swimming’s Head Zone Coach, as well as the Maryland LSC Board of Directors.  In addition, Tom has served as the Technical Planning Co-Chair, Age Group Vice Chair, and Administrative Vice Chair of the Maryland LSC government.  

Follow Coach Tom at @t2aquatics and on his blog at gettingevenfaster.blogspot.com

Kevin M. Erndl

Team Director, President, and Founder

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Kevin Erndl is the Founder and President of T2 Aquatics, as well as its Team Director. 
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 is the Head Strength Coach for T2 Aquatics, working primarily with our Senior and Post-Graduate athletes.
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.

Wyn Saunier

Director of Operations - Coach

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Wyn Saunier joined T2 Aquatics in April of 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge to the program.  Wyn has spent some time at all ends of the swimming world as a coach from Swim Lessons to Summer League to Age Group Swimming to College coaching.  Wyn most recently spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Wyoming swimming and diving program where he was involved in all aspects of UW swimming and diving, but worked specifically with the distance freestyle and IM swimmers.

Prior to his time at University of Wyoming, Wyn was at Florida State University where he was a graduate assistant for two seasons. In his first season at FSU, Saunier helped guide the Seminole men to the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. At FSU, Saunier worked with all groups of swimmers on the Seminole roster including the sprints and strokes as well as middle distance and distance freestyles.

Wyn has also coached age group swimming at the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC) during his time in Tallahassee. With the ATAC, he served as an assistant senior coach and as the head age-group coach for the ATAC-Thomasville Branch during the summer of 2007.

Wyn has also been a head counselor at the prestigious Auburn Tiger swim camps. There, he worked mostly with senior elite swimmers.

Wyn is a native of Winchester, Ky., swam in college at Transylvania University where he served as a team captain. In 2003, the Pioneers won their conference championship and finished fourth in the final NAIA standings.

Saunier received a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Transylvania in 2005. He also earned a master's degree in sports administration from Florida State in 2008.

Karie Yetter

Introduction & Age Group Development

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Karie Haglund joined the T2 Aquatics coaching staff in June of 2011 as a T2 Aquatics Summer Team Coach and is now currently our lead T2 Aquatics Introduction coach.  Karie also spends time working with our Age Group Development swimmers. 

Karie is a graduate of Penn State University and was a member of the PSU women's swim team. She was a captain of the women's swim team, a school record holder, 7-time Olympic trial qualifier, and 8-time NCAA and Big Ten qualifier. She was also member of the T2Aquatics 2012 Olympic Trial Team and PSU 2008 Olympic Trial Team. She has competed for the T2 Aquatics since 2011.

Prior to moving to Naples Karie has coached age group swimmers of many different levels at the Eagles Swim Team in Owings Mills from 2009-2011.

Chris Bowker

Masters, Senior, and Age Group Coach

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Chris Bowker joined the T2 Aquatics coaching staff in October of 2012 as a Senior Performance and Masters Coach.

A professional coach since 2004, Coach Bowker is a 2005 graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration.  Prior to joining T2 Aquatics, Coach Bowker served as the Head Site Coach at Star Aquatics in Winston-Salem from 2006 to 2008 and the organization’s Senior Site Coach from 2008 to 2012.  

During the recent 2011-2012 season, Coach Bowker led his team to numerous swimming titles. These include 52 North Carolina state titles, 15 new state titles (nine relay records) and three No. 1 national rankings (all relays). For these achievements, North Carolina Swimming named Coach Bowker the North Carolina Swimming Coach of the Year for the 2011-2012 season.

Additionally, Coach Bowker has coached his swimmers to three USA Swimming National Age Group records (one relay, two individual). He has coached three National Junior Team Members and four Olympic Trial Qualifiers. Since 2006, he has coached swimmers to 48 North Carolina state records and 54 Top 100 All Time Age Group Performances.