RITTER Sports Performance
By Chris Ritter
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Helping swimmers go faster and swim coaches get better. Learn how to improve your performance, strength, nutrition and mental game. Visit RITTERSP.com for more resources.
||CleanSwimmers need to know they are more than just a number - Jeremy Boone||Jeremy Boone is the creator of Athlete by Design and author of 'Swim Your Best' as well as several other books. He is an internationally recognized performance coach, speaker, and consultant. Jeremy has been a performance coach since 1992 and has...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThere's only two ways to get faster - get thinner or get more power - Paul Stafford||Paul Stafford is the current head coach for the Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics. Paul has remained at his post for the Ford aquatics since 2014. Prior to joining the Ford Aquatics, Coach Stafford spent his time with the Terrapins Swim Team. Paul...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're only limited by what you think you're limited by - Tom Rushton||Tom Rushton is the current mid-distance coach at Energy Standard and has been at his post since May 2017. In past years, Tom spent 4 years as a club coach in western Canada, 2 years at the University of British Columbia as an age-group coach and 4.5...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIf you’re not thinking you’re not practicing – Jarrod Hunte||Jarrod Hunte is the current head coach for the Douglas County Stingrays. Jarrod, or better known as J-Rod, joined the DCS team after spending 4 successful years as the head coach for the Mako Swim Team in Valparaiso, Indiana. During his time with...||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI used swimming to educate my students - Chuck Knoles||Chuck Knoles was a swim coach for 37 years, he coached at all levels including summer league, high school, US club coaching and NCAA Division I. A great chunk of Chuck's coaching experience originates from being the head coach at the University of...||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow are you gonna make the most of today? - Jerry Cummiskey||Jerry Cummiskey has been an assistant coach with the Bryant University swimming and diving program for 4 years. Coach Cummiskey has helped the Bulldogs excel during championship season in each of his first two years in Smithfield. Jerry also helped...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGive every child an opportunity and don't give up on anyone - Kathy McKee||Kathy McKee is the current Associate Head Coach for SwimMAC Carolina. Prior to her return to SwimMAC, Kathy spent 5 years with the Chapel Hill swim team. Kathy also started her career in swimming with Chapel Hill. After her initial experience with...||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTimes eventually become irrelevant - Dave Rollins||Dave Rollins is the current head coach for the Florida Gulf Coast University. Dave came to FGCU after spending three seasons as an assistant coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Dave Rollins joined Florida Golf Coast with coaching experience at the...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe work hard and crack jokes at practice - Dan Flack||Dan Flack is recognized by the American Swimming Coaches Association as a Level V coach, the highest level attainable. Level five is composed of the top 2-5% of coaches in the USA. In his fifth year as the Director of both the Baylor School and club...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow fast would fast be, if you didn't know what fast was? - Chuck Warner||Chuck Warner is the founder, President, and CEO of ARETE Aquatic Services. Chuck's swimming service began in the summer of 2012 and has been helping families and children by teaching how to swim, creating magnificent swim camps & clinics, working...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"What's your legacy" is what I ask every swimmer - Dana Kirk||Dana Kirk is the head coach and founder of PASA-DKS which is an affiliate of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. She founded the swimming club in 2008 and since this time, the team has grown to over 200 swimmers ranging from 4 to 18 years old. Prior to...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything counts - Paul Yetter||Paul Yetter is the current Head Senior Coach for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Coach Yetter accepted the position for Head Senior Coach at NBAC in November of 2016. Prior to his career at NBAC, Paul was the Head Coach of T2 Aquatics from starting...||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI love watching a swimmer's face after they get something for the first time - Crystal Keelan||Crystal Keelan has been the head age group coach at PCAC since Fall of 2012. Crystal Keelan was a competitive swimmer from age 7 through graduation from her college. She began her coaching career as an assistant summer coach for the Northampton Swim...||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen should a swimmer strength train?||Strength training is a valuable part of a swimmer's arsenal. However, when should a swimmer strength train? It is a debated topic amongst coaches and athletes. Let's hear what RITTER Performance Coach, Bo Hickey has to say on the topic. SURGE TRAINING..||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDryland and Strength Training Resources for Swimmers and Coaches||This episode features a few past guests from the podcast talking about how dryland and strength training has impacted their swimmers or overall team's performance. If you don't currently have a great resource to use for yourself or your team when it...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExcellence without arrogance is the goal of who we look for - Bill Roberts||Bill Roberts is the head coach for the Navy Academy. This coming Fall (2017) will mark 18 years of participation in the academy's swim program and his 15th season as head coach. In previous seasons, the Navy has tallied 162 swimming event crowns and a..||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's not how you react to success but more how you react to failure - Brendan Hansen||Brendan Hansen is the current head coach for the Austin Swim Club. Hansen also serves as the AASA General Manger, is a 24 time All American and 3-time Olympic swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. He is a six-time (three gold, one silver, two...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI needed to remind myself I'm here to serve underprivileged kids - Matt Finnigan||Matt Finnigan is the co-founder and head coach for Race Swami. Finnigan has been named UHSAA Coach of the Year four times, a Western Region Coach of the Year once, and led Judge Memorial Catholic High School Girls' teams to seven state titles over...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe more coaches can be like teachers the better - Andy Driska||Andy Driska is the coordinator of the Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs at Michigan State University. Driska also holds the position as a fixed-term instructor in the Department of Kinesiology. Coach education has been the primary focus...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we want 8-year olds to swim faster? - Kate Lundsten||Kate Lundsten joined the Aquajets Swim Team as Head Coach in 2004. In her current role, she is also the Board Chair of Newjets, Inc., the non-profit parent organization of the Aquajets. Kate swam competitively for 10 years and has been a USA Swimming...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI wanted to turn my passion into a career - Rebecca Weiland||Rebecca Weiland is the graduate assistant for the St. Cloud State swimming and diving program. Weiland came to St. Cloud after graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2015, with a major in Sports Management and a certificate in coaching. Coach...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt's ok for swimmers to look really bad the first time they do something new - Jason Walter||Jason Walter has been the head coach for Lakeside Aquatic Club since February of 2011. He came to Lakeside Aquatic Club after a successful four year tenure as LAC's Head Age Group Coach, which he led the team to consecutive Top 6 finishes at TAGS....||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe line from good to great is either exciting or terrifying - Christen Shefchunas||Christen Shefchunas started coaching swimming after her career at the University of Tennessee, where she walked on to the Lady Vol SwimTeam as a freshman and walked out four years later as a 4x All-American and captain her junior and senior seasons....||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWater doesn't get tired and it's always in our way - David Wendkos||David Wendkos is the owner and head coach for Aquatic Rhino Swimming. David began his coaching career after moving to Maryland in 1999. Since then he has worked at summer clubs, high schools and private coaching business focused on technique...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmateurs talk, professionals listen - Neal Studd||Neal Studd has been the head coach at Florida State Swimming since July of 2016. Prior to Florida State, Coach Studd held a nine-year streak with the Florida Gulf Coast University. At this time, he managed to hold the Coastal Collegiate Swimming...||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollaboration between coaches always benefits the swimmer - Abbie Fish||Our Technique Coach Abbie Fish is back on the podcast. Abbie has been in the competitive swimming realm for over 20 years. At the age of five, she started competing and soon after her passion for the sport of swimming ignited. From qualifying for the...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI learned quickly that working with kids made my day better - Kirby Beierle||Kirby Beierle has been the head coach for the Missoula YMCA Swim Team since 2009. Recently, Kirby was awarded with the National YMCA Swim Coach of the Year. Coach Beierle has also had opportunities to serve on the Montana Zones coaching staff, twice...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI try to be a life-long learner - Scott Ward||Scott Ward has been the head coach of the Eagle Swim Team since 1992. Coach Ward is a certified ASCA Level 5 Swim Coach and has been professionally coaching since 1986. In between coaching the Eagle Swim Team, Scott is also the team president and lead..||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe learned there were no boundaries - Jon Sakovich||Jon Sakovich has been a part of the Bolles School swim program since 2000 and he currently serves as the Head Swim Coach and Aquatics Director. He is also the Director of the internationally renowned Bolles School Swim Camp. Prior to his 17-year...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinning is the by-product of the symphony of greatness - Ned Skinner||Ned Skinner has been the head coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies since 1998. Under his care, his swimmers are standout student-athletes in the classroom, community and pool. In his most recent season, Coach Skinner was named to the USA Swimming...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMost of the swimmers memories have nothing to do with swimming - Aleks Fansler||Aleks Fansler is the head coach for the age group program at Noblesville Swim Club. Prior to coaching at Noblesville, he had coaching stops in New York, North Carolina and Ohio. Aleks was once a competitive swimmer on his native turf in Fort Wayne....||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI consistently block off time to learn and become better as a coach - Ian Goss||Ian Goss has been the head coach for Stingrays Swimming since 1992. This 24 year coaching span takes up 24 out of 26 years of his coaching career. Recently, Ian was selected by USA Swimming as a National & Junior National Team coach member. Ian...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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