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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.








I still have my Junior Olympics trophy - Maritza Correia McClendon

Maritza is a 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist in swimming. She is the 1st woman of color to make the US Olympic Swim team and medal. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, then moved with her family to Florida when she was 9 years old. She attended the University of Georgia at age 17. She graduated in 2005 as a 27-time All American with 11 NCAA titles. She became the first woman of color to break an individual American record and a World Record. After college she turned pro and traveled the...


Enthusiastically expect excellence - AnnaRae Clark

I swam in high school for Dan Flack, Tom Smith, and Laura Pitman at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN. We were the 2009 Public and Independent High School National Champions, and that year, our 200 medley relay set the National Public and Independent High School record (I was the fly leg). I was a team captain for Baylor from 2009-2010. In college, I walked on to the University of Alabama's swim team, but earned a scholarship after my freshman year. I competed at the SEC Championships all...


Every swimmers' success looks different - Chris Barber

Coach Barber joined the Sandpiper coaching staff in 1996. He has been extremely successful coaching our 14&U Athletes, many holding team records. Chris is also known amongst other coaches and parents in Nevada and California as Southern Nevada’s best age group coach. He has always produced results with swimmers and many go onto Southern California Swimming Selection Teams, International All-Star Teams, and National Age group record holders. Chris was part of the Sandpipers 2011 & 2004 Nevada...


Athlete first, swimmer second - Fred Vergnoux

Frenchman Frédéric Vergnoux is no stranger to success. Under his guidance over 244 individual records have been broken and Olympic champions have been made – most notably Spain’s first ever female Olympic swimming champion, Mireia Belmonte. With nearly 20 years’ experience in swim coaching, the former British Swimming Men’s Head Coach has applied his invaluable knowledge in his most recent position at the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) to great effect. Connect with Fred: - Team...


A good coach breaks it down into smaller steps - Leah Bird

Leah was a member of the Hunter swim club where she became a member of the Australian national team and finaled at the 2012 Olympic trials as well as the 2011/2013 World Champ Trials. She decided to pursue her swimming career in the US to swim for the University of Alabama where her main events were 100 and 200 fly. Afterwards, she moved to Panama City Beach, Florida and coached kids from ages 5-15 with the Panama City Tsunamis. Now, she is back in her Australian hometown of Newcastle...


Don't take it personally - Joe Plane

Coach Joe Plane has been coaching swimming since 1997. He has coached all levels of swimming; from learn-to-swim up to Olympic Trial qualifiers. Coach Joe has worked with and around some of the greatest coaches in the United States. He swam for Kelly Kremer at John Brown University, who is now the Head Coach of the University of Minnesota Men’s and Women’s swimming and diving teams. Coach Joe also worked with Jim Richardson from the University of Michigan Women’s swimming team from 2003 to...


Go slower to swim faster - Adam Stoner

Adam Stoner enters his third year as an assistant coach for the IUP men's and women's swimming teams in 2017-18. Stoner brings six years of collegiate coaching experience to the Crimson Hawks, including two seasons at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. While at TCU, Stoner was responsible for coaching the sprinters and was also the program's director of operations. During the 2013-14 and the 2014-15 seasons, Stoner coached numerous men's and women's All-Big 12 first and second team...


If you're gonna do it wrong don't show up - Lisa Ebeling

Northern Colorado named Lisa Ebeling the new head coach of the women’s swimming and diving program in August of 2016. Ebeling came to UNC after four seasons as the assistant at the University of Alabama where she helped coach both programs and was the recruiting coordinator for the women’s team. The Colorado Springs, Colorado native came to Tuscaloosa after stints as an assistant coach at the University of Utah and Rutgers University. She was part of the coaching staff in the Utes inaugural...


You can never take the easy way - Eddie Reese Top Podcast

Since taking over the swimming program at The University of Texas in 1978, Eddie Reese has established a tradition of excellence in Austin and set the standard in collegiate swimming. The 2005 and 2006 ASCA Coach of the Year, an eight-time NCAA Coach of the Year and three-time United States Men's Olympic Team head coach, Reese has led Texas to nine NCAA team titles in his 30 seasons in Austin. After placing 21st at the NCAA Championships in his first season (1979) at Texas, Reese's teams...


Find little ways to challenge your swimmers - Morgan Nawrocki

Coach Morgan comes to the Clark Swim Club from Rockville Montgomery Swim Club (RMSC) in Rockville, Maryland where she coached the 8 & under ‘minis’ with the Instructional Stroke School, and the 9-10 girls in the Junior II group. Morgan’s coaching style emphasizes the development of important life skills such as goal-setting and good sportsmanship. She takes pride in watching her swimmers become well-rounded athletes who are leaders both in and out of the pool. Mentoring young swimmers and...


Better, faster, further for improvement - Brian Bolster

Brian is the founder, Head Coach and CEO of Osprey Aquatics. Brian is a native of San Jose, grew up swimming locally and was a Junior National qualifier before accepting a swimming scholarship to SDSU. Brian has been coaching for 26 years. He has been the Head Coach of Osprey Aquatics since the fall of 1996. During his career, Brian has worked with swimmers at every level, from cabana swimmers, to beginning age groupers to Far Western Champions, Olympic Trials swimmers and a Para Olympian,...


I loved the hard work - Markell Lyng

Coach Markell has been coaching for FCST since 2001. In this time, she has coached all groups from Novice to Masters, and has been helping oversee FCST dryland since 2006. In 2014 she became FCST's full-time Dryland Director. She serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Developmental, Age Group and Senior swimmers. Markell also teaches group fitness classes is the owner of Markell, L.L.C., a Swim Performance company focusing on the individual dryland needs of swimmers of all ages...


USRPT 2.0, Race pace training and the biggest misconceptions with Garrett McCaffrey

Garrett McCaffrey has been with the Phoenix Swim Club since 2011. He's been named to USA Swimming's National Team Coaching Staff two times. As the producer of FloSwimming.com from 2007-2009 and SwimmingWorld.TV from 2009-2011, Garrett gained unprecedented access to many of the best swimmers and coaches in the world. He covered meets, including the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Rome. He is owner and co-founder of SwimSwam.com, the most popular swimming news site...


Don't miss out on what you can accomplish - Michael Chadwick & Jacob Pebley

Jacob, a TYR Sport athlete, is currently training in San Diego, CA with Team Elite Aquatics for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A backstroke standout out of the University of California, Berkeley, Jacob is an Olympian for Team USA, accomplishing a fifth place finish in the 200 meter backstroke at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2018, Jacob co-founded “Back 2 Back Swim Camp”, a two-day elite swim camp geared towards backstroke specialists across the country. He loves staying involved in the swimming...


The gold of relationship currency - Rob Butcher

Rob became the President and CEO of Swim Across America on January 1, 2016. Previously, Rob was the executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming. Under his leadership, USMS created a nationwide program that provides certification to coaches, instructors, and aquatic directors who are coaching adults. In 2012, Rob's team created the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation that advocates and provides grants to program partners that are teaching adults to swim. USMS membership increased more than 50% to...


Swimming is just education in a different environment - Jason Pullano

Upon graduating from Ouachita Baptist University, where Coach Pullano swam, he accepted the position of Head High School Swim Coach for Granbury ISD, succeeding Nick Vollmer. In his time at GHS, Pullano has led the Pirates to 4 consecutive District Championships (2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018) as well as consecutive Top 5 placings for the boys and girls at the Region 2-5A Championship meet (2015: 5th; 2016: 4th, 2017: 4th, 2018: 3rd). Connect with Jason: - Team Website - Facebook -...


💪 Dryland & Strength Training - [NEW] SURGE Strength Podcast

We are launching a new podcast dedicated entirely to Dryland & Strength Training - the SURGE Strength Podcast. This is the first episode, if you want more search and subscribe to the SURGE Strength Podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Download the SURGE Strength ebook We want to hear from you, leave us a message 24/7! +1 704-837-2939 Check out the latest from RITTER: The Hive - Get access to the best online swim coaching resources available. Join The Hive powered by RITTER, to...


Process > Outcome: A top down decision - Megan Cannon

Dr. Megan is a sport psychologist who will work with you to establish goals & a plan for developing a strong mindset to achieve peak performance in sport and life. She utilizes an educational & strengths-based approach to assist you in developing the knowledge & tools for enhancing mental strength & emotional regulation. Common topics addressed in sessions include anxiety, confidence, injury, depression, focus, recruiting, motivation, relaxation, team roles, consistency, general emotional...


Let kids explore the water - Mike Stromberg

Coach Mike is the head coach and owner of Altitude Performance Swim in Colorado. He is also a member of USA Swimming Rules and Regulations National Committee. Coach Mike has coached at the club, high school, and NCAA levels. He coached for 20 years at the University of North Dakota where the women's team finished in the top 6 for 17 straight years at the NCAA Nationals, and he was awarded Coach Of the Year for NCAA Nationals in both 1989 and 1999. Coach Mike was a volunteer assistant coach...


Coach with integrity and compassion - Matt Mauriello

Coach Matt began his coaching career in April 2000, about a year after college graduation. Matt has coached primarily young, developing swimmers ages 9-12. While coaching with various teams (Newburgh Sharks, Hudson Valley Dolphins, Cornwall Sea Dragons/New York Sharks Aquatics), Matt has worked with all ages and levels ranging from beginner learn to swim individuals to nationally ranked swimmers. No matter the swimmer, the main focus has always been to help each swimmer develop and mature to...