|Spotlight: Coach Abbie Fish of Ritter Sports Performance
is the Head Technique Coach for Ritter and swam at the University of Georgia. I recently had the following email exchange with her about what Ritter offers and how she can help coaches.
RW: I first became familiar with Ritter Sports Performance through the podcast and have listened to many episodes. Can you recommend a few episodes for my readers?
AF: Here are the "Top 4 podcasts":
RW: I know you all are doing so much more than the podcast — what other things are coaches and swimmers most enjoying right now?
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RW: I have been really interested in the race analyses you have published online. Is this a service that you provide for a fee?
AF: Yes, we offer 4 different types of video analysis packages. Depending on the package you buy, you will get a certain number of swims analyzed, different feedback (either through Skype or email) and a step-by-step outline for you to start working on different race strategies and technique mistakes. Click here to see all the packages we have available.
RW: Based on your broad observation of the sport, what trends do you see? How will the sport be different in 20 years?
AF: With RITTER's background being in Strength and Conditioning, it's been really fun to see how the dryland aspect of the sport has evolved over the past decade and will continue to evolve into the future. We believe the dryland component is in its infancy stage (especially within the club level in US), and as more and more teams adopt and bring-in experts to "train" this part of their team--we will keep seeing faster and faster times.
Also, with RITTER being an entirely online business--we definitely believe that is where the working world is going to. It's amazing how many coaches are now coaching online, and standardized jobs are giving employees more "time away" from the office. We were actually one of the first online dryland training businesses out there, so our plan is to continue to stay in front of the curve. There's not one day that something hasn't changed in the digital world--so staying on our toes is what we naturally and always do.