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Swim Training can be so Frustrating

Simple Questions about

.......?????

Well if you had 30+ years’ experience as an expert in exercise physiology and training design, with hundreds of athletes to look back on and develop answers to some of those questions, you might not feel so frustrated.

So that means you're left either throwing up your hands in defeat or you try and find time to research or track down at least a bit of information to start making some intelligent guesses.


Even if you can carve some time out in your busy schedule for researching, how much of the stuff that you find will you:


A) completely understand


or


B) actually, know how to apply it to your program and situation

I'm guessing that most of you don't have 30+ years of experience.

- How can you train a sprinter to have more endurance but not ruin their speed?


- Is there a way you can you help swimmers become more "talented"?


- How can you avoid plateauing swim performances from meet to meet and season to season?


- If you only had to focus on changing one thing that would then positively affect a swimmer's performance, what would that one thing be?


- How do you actually become a better decision maker as a coach and better design a training plan season to season?

And this is where you can quickly feel stuck.

What if there was a sort of "manual for the modern swim coach"?

School of Thought Clinics

Introducing the

An annual event where not only some of the best speakers come to present, but the best coaches in the sport of swimming come to learn more.

Now it's your turn to soak it in and apply it to your program

School of Thought Clinic - 2017

- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Breakthroughs in Technology & Movement Science


- The Breath as the Master Key to Movement

20+ hours 

of video

Highlights from the clinic:

- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- Creating an Everyday Mental Training Program for Your Team


- Can We Create More Talent in All Swimmers?

- Keynote Speaker of 2017-

Jan Olbrecht is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in the application of lactate testing to training design. His book "The Science of Winning" has become one of the most influential books written on training theory for swimming. Since the publication of the book 20 years ago, Olbrecht's theories have been further validated on thousands of world class athletes who have won dozens of World Championship and Olympic medals.

Presentations include:


- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Training Design Seminar

Jan Olbrecht

- Creating an Everyday Mental Training Program for Your Team

- Breakthroughs in Technology and Movement Science

- The Breath as the Master Key to Movement


- Designing a Breathing Curriculum

- Featured Speakers of 2017-

Chris

Martin

Sean is the CEO of IKKOS, LLC. Through the IKKOS platform and learning method, Sean and his company have applied advances in neuroscience to learning movement patterns, and are now on the cutting edge of bringing new angles to current practices. Sean will be unveiling some very exciting new technology that is part of the IKKOS platform. Sean is a former member of the US Olympic Coaching Staff and Head Coach of King Aquatic Club.

- Can We Create More Talent in All Swimmers?


- Ideas for "Creating" Talent in Your Team or Program

Joe Whitney

Chris has been involved in international swimming for over 30 years and is widely considered to be one of the leading thinkers in our sport. He has been an assistant and head coach at the club and college level, and has been a National Team coach for two different countries. Older attendees may remember him from his time at the Peddie School and the University of Florida in the 1990's. In addition, Chris has served as the UK Junior and Development Coach and the Scottish National Swimming Coach, positions which involved him being heavily involved in Coach Education. He has just returned to the USA after a 5 year stint training a group of high performing youth swimmers in Shanghai, China.

Joe Whitney is the Director of Mental Training for the University of Tennessee's Athletic Department. Joe works frequently with professional athletes as well as all UT Teams. Joe has worked closely with the Tennessee Swimming and Diving Teams to develop a mental training program that is progressive through a season and a career, and that can be implemented on a daily basis by a swimming coach. Joe will outline the program and help coaches put together pieces of a program tailored to their program.

Robin Boughey

Sean

Hutchison

Robin is the physiotherapist for the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Aquatics Elite Team. Robin will be speaking on the rapidly emerging understanding of the connections between breathing and nearly everything else in swimming - posture, biomechanics, physiology and mental/emotional states. She will also lead a seminar in creating a curriculum for breathing and posture in a team setting.

- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- Making Connections with Effective Dryland Training


- Designing Integrated and Effective Strength Training Programs

Highlights from the clinic:

12+ hours 

of video

School of Thought Clinic - 2016

- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Making it Practical with a Training Design Seminar


- Creating a "Human User's Manual"

- Keynote Speaker of 2016-

Jan Olbrecht is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in the application of lactate testing to training design. His book "The Science of Winning" has become one of the most influential books written on training theory for swimming. Since the publication of the book 20 years ago, Olbrecht's theories have been further validated on thousands of world class athletes who have won dozens of World Championship and Olympic medals.

Presentations include:


- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Training Design Seminar

Jan Olbrecht

- Featured Speakers of 2016-

Sean is the CEO of IKKOS, LLC. Through the IKKOS platform and learning method, Sean and his company have applied advances in neuroscience to learning movement patterns, and are now on the cutting edge of bringing new angles to current practices. Sean will be unveiling some very exciting new technology that is part of the IKKOS platform. Sean is a former member of the US Olympic Coaching Staff and Head Coach of King Aquatic Club.

Sean

Hutchison

Nick

Folker

Vern

Gambetta

- Creating a "Human User's Manual"

- Making Connections with Effective Dryland Training


- Designing Integrated and Effective Strength Training Programs

Vern is one of the most respected coaches in the world, and is considered to be the "Founding Father of Functional Training." He has coaches for over 40 years at all levels of competition and has authored over 100 articles and nine books on various aspects of training. He has worked at the highest level of many sports, including with the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Bulls, the Tampa Bay Mutiny, USA Skiing, and many other national federations across several sports. He has helped the University of Tennessee develop a dryland program for its swimming program, and has worked with many of the best USA Swimming clubs, including Carmel, Dynamo, York YMCA and the Sarasota Sharks. Vern is currently the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems.

Nick is the Co-Founder of Bridge Athletic. Bridge harnesses the training systems of elite athletes via the BridgeAthletic app so that regardless of age, gender, body type, athletic ability or workload, all will experience what few have been privy to. The most important element of Bridge is the workouts are customized specifically for each individual. Bridge Athletes have combined to earn 22 Olympic medals, with 50 Olympic athletes and multiple World Championship Medals.

- Levels of Aerobic Training for Capacity and Power


- Methods for Monitoring Training Intensity


- Building Training Exercises and Using Periodization Templates

Highlights from the clinic:

8+ hours 

of video

School of Thought Clinic - 2015

- Updates for Coaches on Neuroscience and Motor Learning


- Updates for Swim Coaches on Measuring Training


- What We're Finding Out About Speed

- Keynote Speaker of 2015-

Jan Olbrecht is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in the application of lactate testing to training design. His book "The Science of Winning" has become one of the most influential books written on training theory for swimming. Since the publication of the book 20 years ago, Olbrecht's theories have been further validated on thousands of world class athletes who have won dozens of World Championship and Olympic medals.

Presentations include:

- Levels of Aerobic Training for Capacity and Power


- Methods for Monitoring Training Intensity


- Building Training Exercises and Using Periodization Templates

Jan Olbrecht

- Updates for Swim Coaches from the Frontiers of Measurement


- What We're Finding Out About Speed

- Updates for Coaches from the Frontiers of Neuroscience and Motor Learning

- Featured Speakers of 2015-

Mark is known to very few coaches, but those who know him recognize him as one of the brightest minds in our sport. Mark has developed a measurement instrument known as the "Rotty", a towing machine, which has given him the ability to measure a swimmer's velocity with accuracy to 1/100th of an inch and 1/1000th of a second. This degree of accuracy has allowed us to test a number of techniques, body positions, suit models and swimming strategies that have helped to shape the way we swim at Tennessee. Mark will be here to talk about some really interesting things he's seen in analyzing a tremendous amount of data.

Sean

Hutchison

Mark Glauth

Sean is the CEO of IKKOS, LLC. Through the IKKOS platform and learning method, Sean and his company have applied advances in neuroscience to learning movement patterns, and are now on the cutting edge of bringing new angles to current practices. Sean will be unveiling some very exciting new technology that is part of the IKKOS platform. Sean is a former member of the US Olympic Coaching Staff and Head Coach of King Aquatic Club.

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Some of the greatest coaches attend this clinic yearly.


Now it's your turn to experience and learn from this great speakers.


If you don't thoroughly enjoy and learn from these talks simply email support (connect@rittersp.com) after your purchase. We're pretty easy to work with and want any experience you have with our products to be on that greatly increase your knowledge.


Our goal is to make sure you gain practical knowledge about how to best improve your swim training program. If you give it an honest effort and you don’t feel you’ve gained more knowledge and allowed yourself to improve with the ideas and concepts you've learned then we haven't done our job and don't deserve your money.


Note: If you are buying this clinic because you want a magical pill that will make your swimmers really fast without you doing any work, this is totally not for you. Proper swim training requires a lot of work. A lot of commitment. A lot of persistence. If you are lazy and don't want to watch the videos and put in the work on the ideas that are talked about, don't buy the course. There’s a ton of workouts and resources that we’ve put together and you have to actually apply what we teach you and it may not be easy for you at first.

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