| Chris Schwarz
Born Jan. 16, 1972 (Ottawa, ON)
Chris Schwarz begins his fourth season as the Senators’ conditioning coach after being named to the position on July 23, 2009.
An Ottawa native, Schwarz came to the Senators after spending two seasons as the New York Islanders’ strength and conditioning coach. He currently has more than 19 years of experience working as a strength and conditioning coach throughout North America and Europe.
Schwarz is the former head strength and conditioning coach of the Ottawa 67’s and is the founder and president of Fitquest, a sports performance training and exercise rehabilitation company in Ottawa.
In 1995, Schwarz attained a bachelor of science in kinesiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He also played volleyball professionally in both France and Belgium.
As conditioning coach, he prepares off-season training programs, runs in-season training, testing sessions, tests potential draft prospects and helps to co-ordinate off-season development camps. He also works closely with the medical staff and athletic therapist on rehabilitating injured players.
Schwarz and his wife, Denise, live in Ottawa with their children, Paris and Preston.