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Our mission at RITTER Sports Performance is to “Empower You to Pursue and Exceed Your Goals.” This podcast is an extension of our vision. We want to help build confidence in you or your team’s training and competition. We facilitate that through unpacking the fundamentals of strength training, recovery techniques and mental training.

Our mission at RITTER Sports Performance is to “Empower You to Pursue and Exceed Your Goals.” This podcast is an extension of our vision. We want to help build confidence in you or your team’s training and competition. We facilitate that through unpacking the fundamentals of strength training, recovery techniques and mental training.
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Our mission at RITTER Sports Performance is to “Empower You to Pursue and Exceed Your Goals.” This podcast is an extension of our vision. We want to help build confidence in you or your team’s training and competition. We facilitate that through unpacking the fundamentals of strength training, recovery techniques and mental training.








Going fast never gets easy - Ted Patton

Ted Patton is the head coach for the North Shore Swim Club. Coach Patton has been a part of the sport of swimming for over 30 years. His love for water started when he was young and he managed to be Team Captain and earn Hardest Worker awards when swimming in College. As a coach, he was named the Minnesota Zone Team Open Water Head Coach, Assistant Coach for the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Swim Team, volunteer Head Coach for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes and Head Coach of the Chippewa...


Get them to have fun and get tired to go fast - Beth Winkowski

Beth Winkowski is an Associate Head Coach for the Dynamo swim team. Coach Beth has been with the Dynamo team since the fall of 2004. She is responsible for coaching the Age Group 1 Gold and Senior 2 at Chamblee. Prior to joining Dynamo, Beth served as Head Coach for the Portland Aquatic Club - this is where she started her professional coaching career. Beth has coached state, sectional and Zone champions at both individual and team levels. Connect with Beth: - Team Website - Facebook - ...


Coach the kids on the ability to learn - Chris Coghill

Chris Coghill is the Age Group Swim Coach/Masters Coach for the Austin Swim Club. Prior to joining the Austin Swim Club, Chris was the Head Assistant Coach at Machine Aquatics. Chris is also a past swimmer who swam for St. Mary's College of Maryland where he served as team captain for his two last years. Connect with Chris: - Team Website - Team Facebook - Facebook - Team Twitter - Twitter - Team Instagram - Email Get FREE Access to their Swim Workouts. Full Show Notes for this...


I explored swimming - Rick DeMont

Rick DeMont is a co-founder of DeMont Family Swim. Rick has over 45 years of involvement in the sport of swimming - he has been a swimming participant, competitor, student, teacher and coach. Over the years, he has collected numerous titles such as National, Pan-American, World and Olympic champion. Although he retired from the University of Arizona after more than 30 loyal years, he continues to help swimmers around the world. Rick is currently consulting, teaching swimming, fishing and...


Swimming Specific Performance Screen

Whether you're an athlete or coach you want to see improvement over the course of your training and for the results to be in the pool. We all know that how well you move and how athletic you are plays a big part in your ability to swim faster. Until now there wasn't a specific way to screen for swimming specific movements. RITTER Coaches have collaborated with Kendal Jacobson, a well known Physical Therapist to create the Swim Performance Screen. Hear Kendal talk more about the screen, the...


I serve as a resource for coaches - Chris Wolford

Chris Wolford is the Sports Performance Director for South Carolina Swimming. Prior to joining the South Carolina, Chris held a 16-year tenure with the Cincinnati Marlins as their head coach. Under the coaching of Chris, Marlins' swimmers qualified for the Pan American Games, World University Games, Olympic Trials and numerous National Junior Teams. Connect with Chris: - Team Website - Email Get FREE Access to their Swim Workouts. Full Show Notes for this Episode on the RITTER...


You can't excel without a champion mindset - Anita Nall Richesson

Anita Nall is a nutritionist to Olympians, UFC Fighters, and NFL Players. Anita was an Olympic swimmer and earned Gold, Silver & Bronze medals as well as a 3-time world record holder and a 5-time American record holder. Anita has had the opportunity to travel around the world to teach and cook for athletes to share her passion for achieving optimal health and increased performance. Connect with Anita: - Website - Facebook - Instagram - Email Full Show Notes for this Episode on the...


High School Swim Coaches

Being a high school swim coach can be extremely frustrating. With so many levels of swimmers on the team and the short season, there are many challenges to overcome. Olympic Swim Coach Paul Yetter has teamed up with us at RITTER to provide a complete course specifically to high school swimming coaches, or frankly any swim coaches looking to improve. Listen as Paul and Chris discuss some of the great resources in this course. Learn more about the High School Swim Coaches Course. Full Show...


Drop the "I" and focus "we" as a program - Jeremy Cochran

Jeremy Cochran is the current head age group coach for the YWCA Greenwich Dolphins. Jeremy has been with the Greenwich dolphins for 6 seasons. Prior to his coaching career with the Dolphins Swim Team, Jeremy spent two years on staff with the Greenwich Marlins and was a Lead Assistant for Peak Performance Swim Camp. Jeremy has had the privilege to be honored as the Connecticut Age Group Coach of the Year in 2014. Connect with Jeremy: - Team Website - Facebook - Team's Facebook -...


My secret formula is my swimmers - Adrian Damasco IV

Adrian Damasco is the current Head Age Group Coach, Racers 5 Head Group Coach and Senior 4 Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Swim Club. Prior to LASC, Adrian served as the Head Age Group Coach and Senior Group Coach for Nitro Swimming in Austin, Texas. At Nitro, Adrian developed multiple Junior National qualifiers, Sectional finalists & qualifiers and Texas Age Group State championships & finalists. Coach Adrian started his career as a swim coach after retiring as a swimmer himself. Adrian...


My reaction as a coach impacts what my swimmers value - Kyle Schack

Kyle Schack is the current associate head coach at Yale. Coach Schack gained experience as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Texas in 2007. After his volunteering days were over, Kyle joined the Arizona State University swim team as an assistant coach as well as the Northwestern University. In 2012, Kyle became the head coach for the Crimson Aquatics Boston. During his 5 year tenure with the Crimson Aquatics Boston, Schack coached multiple swimmers to the USA National Junior...


Food is a friend - Mike Molloy

Mike Molloy is the owner of M2 Performance Nutrition. Mike has a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology with over 9 years of experience in nutritional and physical training as a coach. Mike has managed to coach more than 40 CrossFit Regional and Games athletes. His methodology of nutrition and physical training revolves around creating health, longevity and human performance. Connect with Mike: - M2 Performance Nutrition's Website - Contact M2 Performance Nutrition - Facebook - Instagram -...


I encourage them to fail - James Gibson

James Gibson is the current head coach for the Elite Team of Energy Standard. Prior to Coach Gibson's career at Energy Standard, he spent 4 years as the National Sprint Coach & National Training Centre Coach for British Swimming. James began his coaching career in 2009 as a CN Mareille Elite Coach and has served as an international coach on various swim teams participating in world swimming champion meets. Connect with James: - Team Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram -...


The "why" of swimming became important to me - Kathleen Prindle

Kathleen Prindle is the current head coach (and founder) of Performance Aquatics. Coach Prindle is a 1993 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a former competitive swimmer from northeastern Pennsylvania She has more than 40 years of experience in the aquatic field as both an athlete and coach. Kathleen is also an ASCA Level 5 coach, the highest level attainable in the coaching world). Prindle's coaching has brought several athletes to JO, Zone, Sectional Championship, Florida State...


Your Own Way - Carol Capitani LIVE at the CSCAA

This is a LIVE podcast recording from the CSCAA Convention with Carol Capitani talk about "Your Own Way" as a coach. Carol is the Head Women's Swim Coach at the University of Texas. Connect with Carol: - Team Website - Team Facebook - Twitter - Team Twitter - Team Instagram - Email Full Show Notes for this Episode on the RITTER Blog. FREE Trial of the Coaches Corner Get insider access to elite swim coaches with RITTER Sports Performance's "Coaches Corner." We'll follow a coach for...


Do you need to discard or fine tune your training? - Sergei Beliaev

Sergei Beliaev is the founder and CEO of Super Sport System. The Super Sport System was created to provide web-based sport training solutions to coaches and athletes worldwide. The 3S methodology is used in 40 different countries and 8 different sports. Over 6,000 coaches have found access to the 3S program and have helped improve over 30,000 athletes at the collegiate, national and international levels. Sergei has more than 30 years of experience in development, implementation, and...


As coaches we need to learn from our athletes - Rob Lias

Rob Lias is the current associate head coach for the Navy women's swimming program. Coach Lias has been a full-time member of the coaching staff for the past 12 seasons. In this time, his swim team has compiled a 103-21 swim record while winning eight Patriot League titles and placing second at the meet. In 2012, Lias was selected as the Honorable Mention Assistant Coach of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com. Rob is also the recruiting coordinator and designs the team's dryland and strength...


There was a standard for work I needed to learn - Norm Wright

Norm Wright is the current head coach (and CEO) of the Northern Kentucky Clippers. Coach Norm is in the top 3 percent of coaches due to his ASCA Level 5 coach rank. Norm has spent 4 seasons with the Clippers and within his first 3 seasons, he managed to provide 6 swimmers with the opportunity to swim at the 2016 Olympic Trials. Along with various competitive success, Wright has implemented the "Clippers Development Model" to the organization. The "Clippers Development Model" is a concerted...


You need to know what makes them tick in order to coach them - Roric Fink

Roric Fink is the current associate head coach for the University of Texas. Coach Fink has been a part of the University of Texas for the past 6 seasons (the first 5 seasons, Fink served as an assistant coach). Prior to joining the University of Texas, Fink was the associate head coach at the University of Missouri (2 seasons) and the University of Arizona (8 seasons). Coach Fink's career also involved building up the Ford Aquatic team in Tucson, Arizona as well as involvement with Phoenix...


At my stage the key is outliving my competition - David Costill

David Costill is a researcher in Exercise Science at the Human Performance Laboratory in Ball State University. David received his B.S. Ed. in Biology and Physical Education at Ohio University in 1959, his M. Ed. in Biology and Physical Education at Miami University in 1961 and his Ph. D. in Physiology at Ohio State University in 1965. His career started off with a combination of teaching biology as well as coaching swim to various schools and clubs. In 1966, David began the Human...