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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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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Three Highly Effective Indoor Swim Training Workouts

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Here are three indoor swim trainer workouts created to help you swim stronger and better in a time-efficient format.  Each workout shown below uses a Vasa SwimErg.  Note: these workouts can also be done using a Vasa Trainer or with Vasa Swim Cords & Sport Bench.  In some cases, you’ll need minimal dryland equipment for […]

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Ask the Coach How to Swim Faster – Part 1

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This is part 1 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 separates adult-onset swimmers who actually get fast, from those who stay slow? Coach Eric Neilsen: “Proper technique would be the biggest thing that separates […]

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How to Swim Faster and Save Time & Money

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How to swim faster doesn’t have to be complicated.  For Masters swimmers, age-group competitive swimmers, and triathletes though, it can be expensive, especially as the costs of commuting to and from the pool, swim coaching, club membership fees, and gear continue to increase. When you consider adding your valuable time to those out-of-pocket expenses, the […]

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Transition To Dryland Swim Training Answer To Pandemic Pool Closures

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In mid-March when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, pools around the country shuttered, leaving swimmers and triathletes at all levels with few options for maintaining their swim-specific training. But just because swimming got more challenging doesn’t mean it stopped altogether. For some creative and determined athletes, the transition to dryland swim training has been a good […]

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Vasa “Lane 9” Swim Training Circuit Workout #1

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Freestyle Swim Power, Push, Pull, Core Swim Training Circuit Workout Methods Using The Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cord Kit With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS Co-Creator Of The Equinox Group Swim Program EQXH2O Swim Training Circuit Workout Details: Warm-up for 10 to 15 minutes Perform the following 5 exercises completed in a continuous swim training […]

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Vasa SwimErg Training Tips To Gain The Best Results

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Swim Training Resources For Vasa Athletes Vasa has many excellent resources available to help athletes and coaches gain the most from training with the Vasa SwimErg. That’s why we have compiled some of our best resources in one place.   1. An Introduction To The Vasa SwimErg We produced a 3-week introduction training program for those […]

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Indoor Swimming During Outdoor Season

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How to keep your swim training consistent, safe, & efficient. It’s easy to assume that, in summer and in warm climates, swim training outdoors is best.  However, assumptions can be problematic.  The fact is, swim training at an outdoor pool or open water isn’t always an ideal choice.  It can be problematic for swimmers, triathletes, […]

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Visualizing And Practicing Your Best Freestyle Swimming

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There are two primary skills that all triathletes and swimmers need in order to maximize their efficiency, power, and speed in open water, especially in the challenging conditions of a race. Wind, waves, currents, and crowds of athletes bumping, kicking and swimming over you are all good reasons to fully prepare for your best freestyle […]

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