Chris Ritter

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Swimming has always been a part of the life of Chris Ritter, founder of RITTER Sports Performance

What Chris discovered after his swimming career, as he entered his swim coaching career was how important dryland training for swimmers can be.

Chris has earned numerous strength and conditioning certifications, including: CSCS, NASM-PES, USAW and NASM-CPT. He also has a degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science.

Chris’s passion for dryland drove him to craft and hone programs that launched swimmers to another level of performance. His background in strength training combined with his passion for both coaching and competing in the sport of swimming has generated a brand unlike any other in the world of swimming: SURGE Strength.

The goal of SURGE Strength is simple: Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers.

Through continuous improvement in both methodology and delivery, SURGE Strength Programs, delivered via app, has now helped over 1,000 swimmers worldwide by preventing injury, increasing speed and enhancing their love of the sport. Collectively these swimmers have now logged over 20,000 workouts written by Dryland Certified Coaches at SURGE Strength.

Most recently, Chris has created the SURGE Strength Academy which offers Dryland 101 courses with free enrollment. These are quick and applicable courses on dryland topics from core training for swimmers, to writing better dryland workouts for swimmers.

For coaches and others that want to take their dryland knowledge to another level they now have the ability to earn the only strength & conditioning credential that is swimming-specific, by becoming SURGE Strength Dryland Certified (SSDC).

Discover the potential that dryland can unlock for swimmers with SURGE Strength.