In this Freestyle swimming technique training video, Karlyn Pipes demonstrates the essential techniques needed for developing an efficient, powerful Freestyle swim with the Vasa Swim Ergometer swim training system.
Coach Pipes shows how to perform a proper, powerful body rotation in Freestyle, similar to that used by the best swimmers and top triathletes. Connecting the core & hip rotation muscles with a shoulder shift and high elbow catch is essential for accessing the powerful muscles of the core, lats and upper back throughout a race of any distance. Often swimmers confuse hip roll and rotation and end up rolling too much on their side and “gliding” too long, thus creating a non-optimal positions and more drag in the water. Todays best swim coaches, swimmers, and triathletes use just enough rotation and shoulder shift, which can be practiced perfectly on the Vasa Swim Ergometer and / or Vasa Trainer. This makes it easier to integrate that efficient technique to swimming in the pool or open water.
Karlyn Pipes of AquaticEdge.org, provides swim technique clinics world wide. She holds over 200 Masters Swimming World Records.
Ironman World Championship Special Interview Salt Lake City based triathlete Nate Zarlengo has been racing triathlons for 11 years and has experienced incredible success by qualifying for the Ironman World Championships twice. During the 2021 Ironman Coeur D’Alene, Nate experienced a significant personal record by improving his swim time by 7 minutes. He went […]
Vasa had the privilege of interviewing #3 Ranked Paratriathlete Chris Hammer about his experience preparing for the 2020 Paralympic Games and why he considers the Vasa SwimErg a vital tool in his paralympic triathlon training preparation. We’re honored to call Chris a #VasaAthlete! Chris was born with one hand, the result of a congenital condition. […]
Swim Power + Push, Pull, Core Build Your Own Swim Workout #4: Increasing Effort Swim Intervals With Coach Eric Neilsen Build Your Own Swim Workout #4: Increasing Effort Swim Intervals with Push, Pull, & Core Circuit (7 to 10 minutes per round) NOTE: This workout will be done using the Vasa SwimErg (or Vasa Trainer Pro […]
Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS This full-body swim conditioning workout was designed with an emphasis on speed and strength using the Vasa Trainer Pro. (Note: it’s also OK to do this workout using a Vasa SwimErg or the Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cords). […]