School of Thought Clinic

Scientific and Holistic Approach to High Performance

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Season Planning for Success

Posture and Movement Assessment

How to Maximize the Talent of Each Swimmer

Simple Breathing Exercises that Make a Huge Difference

What if there was a sort of 

"manual for the modern swim coach"?

Introducing the

School of Thought Clinic

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.

"This is the BEST clinic I've ever been to.....and I've been to a lot of them."

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

School of Thought Clinic - 2018

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Highlights from the clinic:

- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- Navigating Dual Meet Season for Championship Meet Success


- Posture and Movement Assessments for Swimmers

- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Can We Create More Talent in All Swimmers?


- Unlock More Potential with Every Swimmer through Breathing Exercises

- Keynote Speaker -

Dr. Jan Olbrecht

Presentations include:


- Assessing Power & Capacity in Swimmers


- The Use of Science to Optimize Training Efficiency


- Training Design Seminar

Jan Olbrecht, PhD 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.

- Featured Speakers -

Rachel Vickery

Breathing and Performance Physiotherapist - Brisbane, Australia

Rachel has worked with some of the most successful athletes in the world today, including NBA All stars, professional Rugby and football players, cyclists, gymnasts, and swimmers. A key part of her work involves understanding the relationship of breathing to neuro-physiology and how this affects an athlete’s mental, emotional, physical and physiological performance. Too often an athlete operates in high states of arousal or “Fright and Flight”, leading to suboptimal performance. Despite advances in sports science this is still the part of performance that is not addressed in coach education. Rachel will talk with us about strategies for helping the athletes we coach control their state through breathing in all environments, from their environment out of the water to the environment under the pressure of competition.

Fiona Mather

Physiotherapist - High Performance Sport New Zealand

Fiona is one of the most respected physiotherapists in the world. Through her position with HPSNZ, she currently works in support of numerous Olympic athletes across many sports. Fiona gained extensive experience with elite swimmers in the UK working with the National Team, including with Coach Chris Martin. Fiona has a highly developed outlook on the interplay of posture, movement, and the mechanisms for developing powerful and efficient movements in the water. I have asked her to talk with us about a little-discussed and relatively new concept in swimming anatomy, the function of the myofascial slings in storing and releasing energy. Throughout the weekend, Fiona will help coaches understand the structure of the myofascial slings and the relevance to teaching and correcting stroke mechanics. She’ll help us learn to “see” movement on land in the water from a unique and exciting perspective.

Ernest Maglischo

Author of “Swimming Even Faster”, 13 time National Championship Coach

Ernie has written what many coaches believe to be the most comprehensive textbooks on competitive swimming. The author of “Swimming Faster”, “Swimming Even Faster”, “Swimming Fastest”, and “A Primer for Swimming Coaches, Volumes I and II” will talk with us about several subjects that he’s been exploring, including “Biomolecular Adaptations to Training” and “The physiology of reverse periodization”. Ernie will also team up with Matt Barany and Erik Vendt to talk about “Heartrate Variablity as a Measurement for Prescribing Training Programs.”

Get the "full experience" of the School of Thought Clinic virtually

- Exclusive SOT Facebook Group -

Only coaches that have attended the SOT Clinic (virtually or in-person) will be in this group.

Connecting with other coaches is one of the best parts of a clinic - and you still have that opportunity!

Connect with other coaches that have experienced the SOT Clinic either in person or virtually

This is a great chance to collaborate with like-minded coaches!

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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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