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  • Hoff takes cake with best times

    For four days, the menu has been propped up in Katie Hoff's hotel room, opened to the picture of a gooey slice of cheesecake smothered in caramel and chocolate. Swiped from a nearby restaurant - perpetrator unknown - it has served as a motivational...
  • Phelps, Hoff have busy trials schedules

    In the competitive run-up to the U.S. Olympic swimming team trials, Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff carried a heavy workload. So it came as no surprise yesterday when the trials schedule showed Phelps competing in nine events over the eight-day meet that...
  • Hoff to coach, take classes at Loyola

    Olympian Katie Hoff will join the Loyola swimming coaching staff this fall, the school announced yesterday. Hoff will serve as a volunteer assistant coach while attending classes at Loyola. "I am thrilled to have Katie join my staff in the fall," head...
  • A freestyle attitude for Phelps at trials

    A freestyle attitude for Phelps at trials
    Michael Phelps isn't shy about how much he loves to play poker. He plays it with friends, plays it in casinos with strangers, and sometimes plays it online, late at night. But on the eve of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, it's his coach, Bob Bowman,...
  • Hoff puts value in staying humble

    Katie Hoff doesn't do cocky. And unlike the way some elite athletes try to come off as humble, it's not an act. "Something I value is humility," she said recently. "I can't stand cocky." You can present her with all the evidence. You can remind her that...
  • A sea change for swimming

    A sea change for swimming
    As a young man, Michael Phelps dreamed of the day he would, in his words, change the sport of swimming in America. He wanted to revolutionize it, drag it into the mainstream and elevate the sport's profile beyond what once seemed possible. Although...
  • Phelps breaks 400 IM mark

    Holding off one of his best friends, Michael Phelps started his second attempt to break Mark Spitz's Olympic record with another epic swim. Phelps, of Rodgers Forge, set a world record in his first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, touching just...
  • Hoff again on top of the world

    In March, when Australia's Stephanie Rice broke Katie Hoff's world record in the 400-meter individual medley, Hoff wanted to jump back in the pool and offer an immediate rebuttal. For several years, the 400 IM had been, in Hoff's words, "my baby." She...
  • Hoff is all business

    At some point over the past several years - it's difficult to pinpoint exactly when - Katie Hoff figured out a way to channel all her nervous pre-race energy into a frenetic, yet disciplined, routine. When she stands on the starting block, she...
  • Phelps free and easy

    Phelps free and easy
    Shortly after Michael Phelps finished the 200-meter freestyle last night, Mark Schubert, the venerable coach of the U.S. swim team, walked down onto the pool deck inside Qwest Center and threw an arm around the Rodgers Forge native. Schubert leaned in...
  • Hoff races to finish

    Hoff races to finish
    In the eyes of the world, Katie Hoff has always been a great swimmer. That was obvious, even when she was 14 years old. But at age 19, on the eve of her second Olympic Games, Hoff has become something more. Something that cannot be taught and cannot be...
  • Few are multitasking at U.S. Olympic trials

    Few are multitasking at U.S. Olympic trials
    Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff don't swim in every event at the U.S. Olympic trials. It just seems that way. It seems that way because the two Baltimore swimmers are in the finals of some event virtually every night, and sometimes more than one. Last...