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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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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This Kona Ironman Triathlete Shaved 7 Minutes off Swim Time with Vasa Training

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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 […]

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Paralympic Triathlon Training with Chris Hammer

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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. […]

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Winter Swim Training Tips For Better Race Season Results

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Part 1: It’s Time To Plan Your Play and Dream Big! With the racing season wrapped up, it’s time to review your performance peaks and valleys and chart your winter swim training plan for even better results next year. In this two-part VasaBlog series, Team Vasa explores how to best utilize your off-season training months […]

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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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Masters Swimmer Training Intensely & Feeling Young

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#VasaAthlete profile: Bob García Bob García is a 41-year-old competitive pool and open water Masters swimmer from San Jose, Costa Rica.  Furthermore, Bob has an intense training program that includes the weekly rigorous use of a Vasa Trainer and a Vasa SwimErg.  His dryland swim-specific strength training is coached by Kurt Niehaus Bonilla at the Kurt […]

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