Head Coach & Masters Coach
Paul Yetter became T2 Aquatics' first Head Coach in July 2010. Prior to his time with T2 Aquatics, Paul was an Assistant Coach at SEC Champion Auburn University (Summer 2009-Spring 2010), and a Coach for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club (2001-2009).
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. Most recently, Paul led the USA Men's Youth World Championship Team at the 2013 Youth World Championships in Dubai, U.E.
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 led 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 every major International Competition, 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.
On the colligiate level, three of Coach Yetter's athletes have gone on to win Individual NCAA Championships for the University of Texas, University of California, and Stanford University.
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.
In July 2016, T2's Michelle Konkoly set an IPC World Record and an IPC American Record enroute to winning two events and qualifying for Team USA's 2016 Rio Paralympic Team.
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. Two T2 Aquatics athletes have set National Age Group Records, while 3 different T2 Aquatics athletes have achieved a National #1 Age Group Ranking.
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: Stanford, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia, Penn, Michigan, Brown, Minnesota, Texas, John's Hopkins, North Carolina, Florida State, South Carolina, Southern California, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia Tech, Williams College, Lewis University, Richmond, Drexel, Carnegie Mellon, George Washington, Lenoir Rhyne, Rose-Hulman, Quenns University, FGCU, Nova Southeastern, Lynn University, Ashland University, and Butler University.
Contact Coach Yetter for a space on the Age Group Team or the Masters Team at http://email@example.com
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 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
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
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
Coach Yetter’s athletes have been ranked in
the USA Swimming Age Group “Top 10” in each of
the 18 competitive Age
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
Follow Coach Tom at @t2aquatics and on his blog at
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.
T2 Team Director
As T2 Aquatics Team Director, Wilby will oversee the T2 Aquatics coaching staff. His duties will also extend to the growing number of community-driven swim initiatives led by T2 Aquatics through the Naples Swim School.
“I am very honored and excited to join the T2 Aquatics staff,” said Wilby. “The vision and leadership established under Kevin Erndl is inspirational, and compelled me to return to my Club Swimming roots. I am motivated by the opportunity to participate in the growth and development of T2, where we are actively involved in our community through the Naples Swim School, Paradise Coast Swim Conference, and the learn-to-swim programming we run in partnership with the Greater Naples YMCA.”
During Wilby’s 19-year tenure as Assistant Coach at University of Florida under Head Coach Gregg Troy, the Gators won 330 dual meets, 6 SEC Championships, 34 individual national titles, and over 900 All-American honors. Prior to joining the University of Florida, Wilby and Troy coached together for 7 years at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where Wilby was named the 1994 Florida Age Group Coach of the Year.
A native of Darlington, England, Wilby graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business in 1988. He swam for the Wildcats from 1985-88 and the British National Team.
Debra Lyn Orringer
Coach - Introduction & TnT groups
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.
Coach - Introduction & TnT groups
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.