Indoor paddle training is Jodelle Fitzwater’s secret to success

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Some people are given a name that describes what they were born to do.  Jodelle Fitzwater is one of those people.  She is passionate about getting “fit”, doing it on the “water” (as well as indoor paddle training) and leading others towards a healthier state of mind, body & spirit.  Jodelle has very special ways […]

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Q&A Interview with Jason Magness, Adventure Racer

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Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is typically a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course with races extending anywhere from two hours up to two weeks in length. The principle disciplines in adventure racing include trekking, mountain biking, and paddling. Jason Magness has a passion for adventure. As professional multi-sport athlete […]

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Announcing our FREE e-book: How to Swim Stronger, Better, & Fearless

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Sometimes, the most rewarding part of any journey in life is sharing the knowledge gained from the experience. For the last 27 years at Vasa,  we’ve had the profound privilege of working with and learning from thousands of outstanding athletes and coaches worldwide.  Interestingly, we’ve found that many of these accomplished athletes and coaches have […]

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Q & A With Guy Kuo, M.D. -”Happy Vasa Kayak Erg User”

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“Despite that our only kayak training is done on our Vasa Kayak Erg, we fly across the water and go 20 times farther than everyone else. That is really fun when you’re nearly twice their age. Our Vasa Kayak Erg is key.” Guy Kuo is a full-time practicing physician, medical director, business owner, software and […]

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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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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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Bryan Verdeur – “Because you can do what others wish they could.”

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I never share this stuff with anyone. I woke up last night at 1:30 am and tossed and turned. Then flipped through FB saw your post and just started writing.  Growing up I did it for my parents, my coaches, and for my grandfather (Joe Verdeur). Then after the last meet Senior year I didn’t […]

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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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“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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Coach Eric Neilsen & Triathlete Sarah Piampiano share their Why

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Last week pro triathlete Sarah Piampiano and a group of other triathletes got the chance to have a training session on the Vasa Swim Erg with Coach Eric Neilsen. After their session we asked them what their “Why” is. Thank you Eric and Sarah for sharing.                   […]

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