Chris Ritter

Chris Ritter Claimed

BETTER Athletes = FASTER Swimmers

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SURGE Strength was founded with Chris Ritter’s years of experience as both a swim coach and performance coach starting in 2004. This coaching blend has given him a unique perspective on both the wet and the dry side of training for swimmers.

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.

Through continuous improvement in both methodology and delivery, SURGE Strength has delivered dryland and strength training programs, via app, to over 1,000 athletes worldwide, logging over 20,000 workouts.

The goal of SURGE Strength is simple:

Build Better Athletes to Generate Faster Swimmers.

Type of Coaching

Dry Land

Accreditation and Awards

SURGE Strength Dryland Certified (SSDC)

Offers Courses


Virtual or In-Person



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