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Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 4. Umph at the Front for Swimming Power

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Swimming Power: Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 4 of 5)   Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming power, efficiency, technique, and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential for improving freestyle […]

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Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 3. Wrist Awareness and the Power of the Y

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Faster Freestyle Swimming Technique Video Series (part 3 of 5)   Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential for improving freestyle swimming.  You’ll learn how to […]

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Dave Chun of Kialoa: paddling life and standup paddle training indoors

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Dave Chun, a Hawaiian transplant and owner of Kialoa Paddles in Bend, Oregon has been manufacturing paddles for over two decades. In our interview with Dave, it is clear he is very passionate and knowledgeable about every aspect of paddling. Eager to learn about his story and tap into his knowledge of standup paddle training […]

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Indoor paddle training is Jodelle Fitzwater’s secret to success

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Some people are given a name that describes what they were born to do.  Jodelle Fitzwater is one of those people.  She is passionate about getting “fit”, doing it on the “water” (as well as indoor paddle training) and leading others towards a healthier state of mind, body & spirit.  Jodelle has very special ways […]

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Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 2. Fingertip Orientation and High Elbow Catch

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Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 2 of 5) Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential for improving freestyle swimming.  In today’s […]

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Faster Freestyle Swimming: Part 1. Hand Placement: How to properly set up the stroke

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Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 1 of 5) Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Masters Swimming World Record Holder and coach, Karlyn Pipes. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Pipes demonstrates five essential elements for faster freestyle swimming.  Her techniques are demonstrated using high-quality underwater […]

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Q&A with swim and tri coach Martin Hill

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  Martin Hill is a British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Level 3 Coach and a Certified Swim Smooth Coach. He has more than 20 years of experience coaching age-groupers through World Championship level athletes at all distances. Based in Spain and the Head Coach at Triathlon Training Spain, he enjoys coaching athletes of all levels at […]

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Q&A Interview with Jason Magness, Adventure Racer

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Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is typically a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course with races extending anywhere from two hours up to two weeks in length. The principle disciplines in adventure racing include trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. Jason Magness has a passion for adventure. As professional multi-sport athlete […]

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Why the SwimErg is more effective than stretch cords

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One of the most common questions we receive from athletes is this:   “Can stretch cords or bands be as effective as swim training on the Vasa SwimErg?” While stretch cords and bands can be used for a limited set of prehab, rehab, and stroke exercises, the Vasa SwimErg offers athletes far more swim training options […]

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Coaching the Triathlon Swim: Training a busy Doctor for Ironman. Part 2.

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In Part 1, we interviewed Ironman competitor Ian Kurth, MD, who did nearly all of his 2016 triathlon swim training at home with his Vasa SwimErg indoor swim trainer.  His excellent race results and his personal story are informative and very inspirational.  Ian received remote swim coaching for using the Vasa SwimErg from Coach Eric […]

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Ironman Triathlon Swim Training: How a busy Doctor gets it done. Part 1.

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Ironman competitor Ian Kurth, MD did nearly all his triathlon swim training at home with his Vasa SwimErg indoor swim trainer.  His excellent race results and his personal story are informative and very inspirational.  In 2016, Ian received remote swim coaching for using the Vasa SwimErg from Coach Eric Neilsen.  Their approach to triathlon swim […]

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10 Questions for Ben Greenfield

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Ben Greenfield is a coach, author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, speaker and the owner of GreenfieldFitnessSystems.com. He is also a highly respected endurance athlete. Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition, and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers […]

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