Mike McCoulf – “I wish I had never stopped”

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I wish I had never stopped: 22 years, a long time.  That is approximately the number of years between swim practices for me. The last one 22 years ago with the Grand Island Swim Club. Back then 5000-6000 yards a day no problem. I miss those days. I went off to college, I tried to work […]

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Coach Eric Neilsen – “Be the best version of yourself”

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‘Why’ interview with Multi-Sport Coach Eric Neilsen Why do you do what you do? What gets you out of bed in the morning? When I was younger, I was athletic but overweight. I wanted to do sports, but being overweight, I was never comfortable. It was a very challenging time in my life, because that’s when […]

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“This boy lived only 47 minutes. I race for kids like him.”

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Interview with David Nijawan. Why do you do your sport? I do it to help others. To be specific: special needs kids. On the way to a race one day, I sat next to the Executive Director of Ironman for Kids Foundation, which raises money for special needs kids and families. I had always races for […]

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Shallow Water Blackout: One Man’s Second Chance At LIfe

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If you are not familiar with Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), it is essentially when a person “faints” while doing hypoxic swim training, free diving or playing breath holding games in the water. Until recently, SWB has been a little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming. The most dangerous risks for SWB are repetitive prolonged breath-holding […]

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What is your ‘Why’?

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We are excited to launch the #VasaRippleEffect campaign. This campaign strikes to the very heart of what gets us out of bed in the morning to do the sports we love. We want the Vasa community to share, connect and live better lives. At Vasa, we believe in “the power of why.” We believe people can […]

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Vasa Sponsors 3-Time Off-Road Triathlon World Champion Lesley Paterson

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Paterson Credits Vasa Swim Ergometer for her Improvements in Swimming ESSEX JUNCTION, VT – April 29, 2014 – In 2010, a full 18 months before she won the first of her three off-road triathlon world championships, Lesley Paterson was looking for a way to improve her weakest discipline in triathlon – the swim – without […]

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Relections on the Open Water Festival and Crippen Cup 10k

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April 10-13 I had the pleasure of representing Vasa at the Open Water Festival hosted by the Gulf Coast Swim Club.  It was a beautiful venue located at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in sunny Fort Myers, Florida. This was a welcomed destination coming from Vermont, where we still had snow on the ground! The […]

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#StrongerBetterFaster: Triathlete extraordinaire Lisbeth Kenyon: 5-time Age Group Winner at Ironman World Championships

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Lisbeth Kenyon is a long-time user of the Vasa SwimErg and 5-time Age Group winner at the Ironman World Championships and 9-time qualifier. Her most recent win was in 2016 was done in an impressive 10:47:13 at age 51. We caught up with the busy mother of three and entrepreneur to learn how she optimizes her […]

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