Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – The Facts

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Courtesy of Julia Galan. This article is the second in a series of three on shallow water blackout that we will publish to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. If you haven’t already please read Part 1  and look for Part 3 which will be posted on Monday, December […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: Getting in the Pool

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It has now been about two weeks since I wrote my last entry – and two weeks of using the Vasa Swim Ergometer on a daily basis. I’ve chosen to maintain the same pool workouts that I would normally do during this time – not increasing or decreasing – in order to be able to […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: The Quiet Killer – Part 1

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Courtesy of Julia Galan This article is the first in a series of three on shallow water blackout that we will publishing to raise awareness of the issue and help prevent further tragedies from occurring. Please look for Part 2 which will be posted on Tuesday, December 2 and Part 3 which will be posted […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: First Steps

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Now that I have the Vasa Swim Ergometer assembled, it’s time to get to work. I’m excited to begin this journey, and I think it will be an interesting one. Like I said in my previous review, this will be my first time using any of Vasa’s equipment. And although I’ve done a variety of […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: A Product Review Begins

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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 now. When Swimspire partnered with […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: An Interview with Vasa’s Rob Sleamaker

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By Julia Galan of www.swimspire.com Rob Sleamaker is known by many in the swimming community as the founder of Vasa, Inc., the company behind the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Erg, widely used in the United States and around the world. Recently, Rob has been on a mission that has less to do with innovative swim training […]

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Vasa partners with Julia Galan of Swimspire

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Vasa is pleased to announce our partnership with Julia Galan. Julia will be working with us to bring news, information, training tips and much more to you. Julia’s bio: Julia Galan is the founder and head coach at Swimspire. A lifelong competitive swimmer and member of USA Swimming and United States Masters Swimming, Julia has […]

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High Elbow Catch Swimming – Why it matters.

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How many times do you hear a coach remind swimmers to “keep a high elbow catch”? Efficient, faster swimming starts with the ability to access the strongest, most powerful muscles of the upper back – the lats. And the best swimmers have learned that consistently swimming with a high elbow catch is essential for all strokes. […]

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A leading cause of in-water death among competitive swimmers

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Preventing Shallow Water Blackout, A Leading Cause of In-Water Death Among Competitive Swimmers JACKSONVILLE, Florida, September 16 courtesy of Swimming World Magazine. Rhonda Milner talks about creating an organization that she hopes will increase awareness of the dangers of shallow water blackout. She talks about the warning signs that swimmers, coaches and parents should look […]

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Vasa Swim Erg Training Saves Time, Money… and a Mother’s Sanity

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By Cortney Martin, Age Group Triathlete, Team USA, Endurance Films Racing Team member Time for a morning pool swim! Set the alarm, pack the kids’ lunches, make the coffee, eat breakfast, drink the coffee, pack up my pool bag and swimsuit, scrape ice off the car windshield, get in the car, drive to the pool, […]

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Monica Pato McAuliffe & Mark J Heulitt – “For Cancer”

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  Monica Pato McAuliffe shares her ‘Why’. My “why,” is to chase my fathers spirit. He passed of cancer 7 months after his diagnosis. Right then, I decided I needed to improve my health. I dug deep and found the motivation when I wanted to fold and just cry. I dove into love of the sport, […]

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