My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: In-Depth Review

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As a coach and a competitive swimmer, I had always been familiar with the Vasa brand name, whose products are to be found on pool decks across the United States and around the world. And yet I had never had the opportunity to incorporate Vasa’s equipment into my training routine…until this year.  When Swimspire partnered […]

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10 Questions for Vasa’s Kara Brown

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To start 2015 we thought it would be great for you to get to know the team here at Vasa a little better. Look for “10 Questions for…” every Wednesday through February.  How long have you worked at Vasa and what is your job title/what do you do? I started working at Vasa in February 2012 […]

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10 Questions for Vasa’s Karen Bisbee

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To start 2015 we thought it would be great for you to get to know the team here at Vasa a little better. Look for “10 Questions for…” every Wednesday through February.   How long have you worked at Vasa and what is your job title/what do you do? I have been with Vasa for 11 years. […]

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New Year’s Message from Vasa founder, Rob Sleamaker

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Why people (and companies) do what they do tells the story of who they are and what they stand for.   Every day at Vasa, we receive incredible success stories from our customers who are doing extraordinary things. These stories give us insights on why these people are so exceptional in sport and in life. […]

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10 Questions for Vasa’s Owner, Rob Sleamaker

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To start 2015 we thought it would be great for you to get to know the team here at Vasa a little better. Look for “10 Questions for…” every Wednesday through February. How long have you worked at Vasa and what is your job title/what do you do? 26+ years. I started the company in summer […]

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This article could save your life or that of someone you love!

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In August, my neighbor friend’s son tragically died while spearfishing. The cause? Shallow Water Blackout. Before this tragedy, I had never heard of Shallow Water Blackout (SWB). Soon after, I learned that blacking out happens in competitive swimming somewhat regularly, though not always resulting in death or injury. I also learned it is easily preventable when swimmers and coaches are educated about […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: Using the Power Meter

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One of the main features of the Vasa Swim Ergometer is the Power Meter located at the front of the machine and I thought I would devote this week’s blog post to sharing all of the features it has and how I’ve used (or not used) them. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my primary […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: Midpoint Review

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As a coach and a competitive swimmer, I had always been familiar with the Vasa brand name, whose products are to be found on pool decks across the United States and around the world. And yet I had never had the opportunity to incorporate Vasa’s equipment into my training routine…until this year.  When Swimspire partnered […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: Adjustments

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Two more weeks have passed since I tested out how my workout performance in the pool is affected by the Vasa Swim Ergometer. As you may recall from my previous blog, there were some points I needed to work on in terms of my posture on the Swim Erg. Below are some of the adjustments […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – Prevention

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Courtesy of Julia Galan This article is the final piece in our three-part series on shallow water blackout that we have published to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. If you haven’t already done so, please read Part 1 and Part 2. Education and awareness are the best ways […]

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