Katie Hoff 13&Over Swim Clinic - Finding Your Relentless Spirit
Follow the link below to sign up for the 13&Over Katie Hoff Swim Clinic - Finding Your Relentless Spirit
Be inspired to find your relentless spirit with World Champion and Olympian, Katie Hoff! WAC alumna Katie Hoff will help you finetune your freestyle and beef up your breaststroke in an interactive clinic. The event cost is $60 and includes instructional time, a T-shirt and an opportunity to take pictures with Katie and her medals. Join WAC and Katie Hoff at the James City County Recreation Center on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM!
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More about Katie Hoff...
Katie Hoff, born in Sunnyvale CA, started her swimming career in Williamsburg, VA with the Windsor Forest Frogs. She started year round swimming at the age of 7 with the Williamsburg Aquatic Club. Under the expertise and guidance of Harold Baker and Rich Williams, she made her first Zone team at 9 years old and broke her first state record at 10. 5 years later in 2004 at the age of 15 years old, she was the youngest Olympian on the 2004 squad. In 2005, she set her first American record in the 200 IM and won 3 Gold Medals at the World Championships. In 2007, she repeated this feat with 3 Gold Medals and broke two world records (400 IM and 4x200 freestyle relay). She went on to make the Olympic team in 2008 in 5 individual events. She broke the World Record again in 400 IM at the 2008 Olympic Trials and captured 2 American Records on the same night in the 200 freestyle and 200 IM. Hoff went on to win 3 Olympic medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (1 silver, 2 bronze). After a few minor setbacks post 2008, Hoff made a comeback to win a gold medals at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships (Dubai and Shanghai).
Between 2012 and 2016, Katie was forced to retire due to a Pulmonary Embolism in her lungs. Luckily, she is still able to move and workout normally but the damage to her lungs made it difficult to compete at world class form. She finished her career with awards such as the 2005 and 2007 USOC Sportswoman of the Year and USA Swimming's Female Swimmer of the Year in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She currently lives in NYC with her husband, Todd, of 4 years. She works for Equinox in corporate wellness and enjoys her time with her french bulldog, Ally.
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