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
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
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
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Tom Yetter joined T2 Aquatics in
December 2010 as the club's Head Age Group
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 coached 6 different individual
athletes who have reached a USA Swimming Number 1 National Age
Group Event Ranking in 11 events, 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 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
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.
Masters Coach, Assistant Coach
Coach Gregg Cross joined the T2 Staff in the Fall
of 2017. Coach Gregg graduated from Kent State University
with a degree in Municipal Recreation. He taught at Bonita
Middle School from 1979 through 2014 when he retired from
teaching. Coach Gregg also has over 35 years of coaching
experience. During that time he has coached at Kent State,
Richmond Heights Swim Team Seacrest Country Day School as well as
several USA swim teams in Southwest Florida.
Coach Gregg is on the USA Swimming Open Water
Developmental Committee and has twice been awarded the USA Swimming
Glenn S Hummer Award which recognizes contributions to long
Coach Rachel Elliott joined the T2
Staff in January of 2016, 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
Rachel has a passion for education
and students/athletes. She is currently teaching
1st grade at Laurel Oak Elementary and has spent two
years as the Naples High School Head Swimming Coach and one year as
the Gulf Coast High School Head Swimming Coach.
Coach Rachel works primarily with
our Intro and TnT training groups, while helping out at times with
our 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 has also served
the Naples community by promoting child swimming safety as the
Director of Naples Swim School.
Dan has been teaching and coaching
swimming since 2006 and has worked with all ages from 4 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
Karen A Vilorio
Karen joined the T2
Aquatics Staff in May 2017 and works with the Masters
Karen is a 2015 graduate of
Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a BS degree in
Finance. While attending FGCU, she was part of the NCAA D1 swim
team; receiving All Conference Honors and representing Honduras at
several international meets.
Karen works for Coyle
Financial Counsel, an independent wealth advisory firm with offices
in Illinois and Florida. She is currently completing the coursework
required for the Certified Financial Planner
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.
Maria handles many things
on the “dry-side” of T2 Aquatics. Helping with
registration, assisting with administrative tasks, coordinating
volunteers for our meets, and helping parents navigate the
“in’s and out’s” of competitive swimming
are just some of her duties.
Maria is a long time T2
Aquatics parent and has a wealth of knowledge on not only
competitive swimming but also the inner workings of T2
Aquatics. She is your “go to” person at T2 if you
ever have any questions! You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.