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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3 Indoor Workouts to Boost Your Swim Training

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The spring season symbolizes fresh starts. After taking some time off after the end of the season, you’re likely feeling rested, refreshed and in training for racing season.  Consistency, coupled with quality workouts, are proven to help athletes gain a smoother, faster swimming stroke.  Here are three indoor swim training workouts that will help you […]

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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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Training In The Call Of Duty

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In 2015, U.S. Army Officer and triathlete Dave Mudek was a commander in the Global Response Force at Fort Bragg, North Carolina when the military switched his orders and sent him to be a war games observer/controller/trainer (OCT) for two years deep in the Louisiana swamps. He had just finished the triathlon season.  Dave had […]

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How to Save Your Swim Season When Injury Strikes

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Swimming is one of the best ways to recover from injury, whether you’re swim training on dry land, in the pool or open water. Injury happens. Sometimes it’s minor and other times quite significant. Perhaps you crash your bike and break your clavicle, get a gash & need stitches, or just get some bad road […]

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