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Dryland for Swimmers

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This article is Part 2 of 2 about the importance of dryland for swimmers, featuring Tim Crowley and Dan Daly, among the World’s most respected coaches; we are privileged that they are a vital part of the Vasa community.  Read their answers to key questions important for every swimmer, swim coach, and triathlete. Vasa: Do […]

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The Importance of Dryland Training for Swimmers

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This article is Part 1 of 2 about the importance of dryland training for swimmers, featuring Tim Crowley and Dan Daly, among the World’s most respected coaches; we are privileged that they are a vital part of the Vasa community.  Read their answers to key questions important for every swimmer, swim coach, and triathlete. Vasa: […]

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The Unstoppable Paralympian on Overcoming Adversity

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Vasa Exclusive Interview: The Unstoppable Paralympian – Part 2 Vasa had the privilege of interviewing Elite Paratriathlete and Sports Psychologist Chris Hammer, Ph.D. He recently became the first challenged athlete in history to earn his USA Triathlon elite license, allowing him to compete in professional fields against the elite able-bodied competition.  Chris is preparing for […]

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How Mental Toughness Helps Athletes Overcome Adversity

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Vasa Exclusive Interview: The Unstoppable Paralympian on Mental Toughness – Part 1   Vasa had the privilege of interviewing Elite Paratriathlete and Sports Psychologist Chris Hammer, Ph.D. He recently became the first challenged athlete in history to earn his USA Triathlon elite license, allowing him to compete in professional fields against the elite able-bodied competition.  […]

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Ask the Coach How to Swim Stronger, Better, Faster -Part 4

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This is part 4 in a series of blog posts where we ask important questions to successful coaches in the Vasa community.  Here are their answers to an important question: What are the typical fears triathletes and swimmers face when swimming in open water? What are three actions they can take to overcome those fears? […]

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What’s the time savings of swim training at home?

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Part 2: How I justified my decision to get a Vasa Trainer Pro to my spouse! (This article is hypothetical and based on stories from many “Jack & Jill Vasa athletes.) As described in Part 1 of this series, I have loved swimming since starting summer swim league at age six and have been competitive […]

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What’s the cost of swim training at home?

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(Or..how I justified my decision to get a Vasa Trainer Pro to my spouse!) (Note: this article is hypothetically based on many stories submitted by Vasa “Joe Athlete” customers.) I like swimming. A lot. Always have since starting summer swim league at age 6.  At the pool, in the ocean, at a lake… it doesn’t […]

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How to Integrate Dryland Training with Swimming

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This article is part of a series of blog posts where successful coaches in the Vasa community answer important questions to help you swim stronger, better, faster. How do you integrate dryland Vasa training with in-water swimming?  What’s your favorite workout to help athletes progress from Vasa dryland training and pool swimming to open water swimming […]

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How to Swim Freestyle Better: Overcoming a “Monospeed” Stroke

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A common limiter for many swimmers is the tendency to maintain the exact same hand speed through the entire stroke.  This is especially noticeable in those who began swimming as an adult. Top masters swimming coach Eric Neilsen initially brought this concept to our attention. He refers to this limiter as swimming with a “monospeed” […]

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How to Use Setbacks to Swim Stronger

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Setbacks are opportunities to use creativity, grit, and determination to swim stronger. It takes a special person to turn adversity into successful learning and improvements.  There are many forms of setbacks, whether they be an injury, illness, limited pool availability, race cancellations, and more. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate that Vasa athletes and coaches […]

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Ask the Coach How to Swim Faster – Part 3

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This is part 3 in a series of blog posts where we ask important questions to successful coaches in the Vasa community.  Here are their answers to an important question: What are the primary differences in how triathletes & open water swimmers should approach swim training versus competitive pool swimmers?  Coach Dan Daly: “Triathletes and […]

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15 Reasons to Swim at Home

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How It Will Help You Swim Stronger, Better, Faster What? Swim at home without a pool? Yes, you can and thousands of athletes have been doing it for years. Did you know that dryland training from home is one of the best ways for swimmers, triathletes, and surfers to stay consistent and make improvements in […]

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