People are afraid of being different, how they look. Showing a weakness is not a bad thing. It’s a unifying thing. It brings people together. The best thing we can share with others is a sense of empathy. Show your weaknesses. Face your weaknesses. That’s a strength. Most people ignore the signs of fear, and […]Read More »
Breathing: Focus upon breathing out, your body will fill your lungs back up again naturally. Positioning: Every race is different; however you can draft so use people’s feet to save energy. Dealing with unwanted contact: Relax. Most people are in the same boat. Don’t be aggressive back, try to find clear water. Sighting: In swimming […]Read More »
What is the most efficient and powerful way to integrate the VASA Swim Ergometer with in-water training?
If you have a VASA Swim Erg or Trainer on the pool deck, that’s the best-case scenario. It provides profound tactile feedback that can be immediately translated to the pool. The Erg really helps the breathing or stroke-rate challenged, because you can breathe and keep your body in a straight line. Breathing inherently creates imbalance. […]Read More »
Get the ANT+ monitor. The ability to get data from the Vasa Swim Ergometer into a platform was a major breakthrough. That happened with power meters for other sports, but before the Vasa Swim Erg, never in swimming. Open sourcing it changed the game. It’s where things are headed. Period. The Swim Erg has so much application […]Read More »
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 […]Read More »
To excel in swimming, you need what I call “three-dimensional control in the water in all planes.” So, TRX training is amazing. Do that twice a week. I also want to comment on the myth that the inability to rotate on the VASA Swim Ergometer makes it less effective” when it comes to developing total […]Read More »
It’s not about being superhuman. It’s not about squeezing every second out of every day. It’s about being realistic and honest with yourself. I mean really, deadly honest. When I had my kids, it was a 7-year-period that I actually stepped back from the sport. I couldn’t do it all–well. You have to ask yourself: […]Read More »
Learn what it takes to be an Open Water swimming champion and Olympian by following Alex Meyer through a typical day of training as he prepares physically and mentally to compete with the world’s best swimmers. How Bad Do You Want It?Read More »
Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), until recently, has been a misunderstood and little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming. Over the last several months, Vasa shared a series of articles about Shallow Water Blackout and we conducted a survey to learn just how prevalent it has been in the swimming community. The survey results are […]Read More »
Interview with Washington & Jefferson College Swim Team Head Coach Mike Orstein. Mike Orstein is no stranger to the world of aquatics, a sport that he has been a part of his entire life. His 447-187-2 record at W&J makes him the most successful swimming and diving coach in the college’s history. Read Mike’s full […]Read More »
Alex Meyer is an American open water swimmer who represented the U.S. at the 2012 London Olympics and won gold in the 25-kilometer race at the 2010 world championships. Outside of competition, he has also been a strong advocate in calls for reform in the sport after the 2010 death of close friend and teammate […]Read More »
Interview with Tyler Fenwick – Associate Coach, Tennessee men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs.
Tyler Fenwick is one of the most recognizable distance coaches in the world, having served as primary coach for multiple US National finalists, US National Champions, Junior World Champions and World Champions. Prior to arriving in Knoxville, Fenwick served as the Head Men’s National Team Coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, a premier Gold Medal […]Read More »