Chris Ritter

Performance Coach

Chris Ritter has been coaching and inspiring others for over a decade. RITTER Sports Performance was created out of his desire to empower others to realize their true potential. With his experience as both a strength coach and swim coach, Chris has helped clients of all abilities and backgrounds achieve success, including Olympic Gold Medalists to grandmothers. His energy is focused on growing the team and reach of RITTER to help empower even more athletes and coaches worldwide.

Chris also regularly hosts the RITTER Sports Performance Podcast.
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Steph Saullo

Performance Dietitian

Steph was raised in Western New York and has always had a passion for nutrition and playing sports. Growing up she participated in multiple sports from dancing and gymnastics to swimming, and softball, for fun and to be with friends. She continues to be active and enjoys weightlifting, boxing, riding her bike, hiking, and running. Steph taught sports nutrition at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for four years before moving to Charlotte, where she currently resides. Steph believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and optimizing performance. She believes that proper nutrition should be a priority and a habit, not a fad. Steph also believes that while quality nutrition is a basis for health, there is also room for cookies (or insert favorite food here). She empowers people to learn how to make the best nutrition-based choices for themselves and their goals. Steph is a Registered Dietitian and completed a Master of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State University. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina and the District of Columbia.

Bo Hickey

Performance Coach

Bo has spent a majority of his life in the water, mainly through a passion of surfing. His other regular athletic endeavors include the sports of basketball, marathon running, swimming, golf, and soccer. Bo has worked with a multitude of ability levels, from beginners to Olympic trials competitors. His training has led him to roles at the Facebook company headquarters as well as with the United States Department of Defense. Bo has completed a B.S. in Kinesiology and a M.S. in Exercise Science. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.

Abbie Fish

Technique Coach

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 Olympic Trials to working at USA Swimming’s headquarters, Abbie has been on all sides of the sport. She is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg”–where she swam and graduated with M.S. and B.S. degrees. Abbie now spends her time in the Florida Keys, where she coaches a local swim club and manages a pool. She continues to further her knowledge about stroke mechanics and analyzing swimming technique with an array of different software programs. She has worked with clients as young as 5 and up to 90 years old. Abbie believes anyone with the heart to train can benefit from technical advice!

Stephen James

Performance Coach

Stephen grew up in central California and was around the pool as a swimmer from a young age into his college years. He initially completed a comprehensive internship with RITTER Sports Performance and is now coaching many of our Online Training clients around the world. Stephen continues to swim and compete as a U.S. Masters swimmer and also has started to compete in triathlons, which has ignited a new passion. His professional and academic credentials include a degree in Health Science & Exercise in addition to being a certified ACE personal trainer.