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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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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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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Sea Kayaker Magazine of Vasa Kayak Ergometer

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Christopher Cunningham set a personal best after six weeks of indoor paddling on the Vasa Kayak Ergometer. He improved his paddle fitness despite the confining days of winter. Read his February 2014 Vasa Kayak Ergometer review (PDF) from the February 2014 issue of Sea Kayaker.   (Click image for PDF)

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Which machine is right for me?

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One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “Which machine is right for me?” While the Trainer and the Ergometer have some crossover benefits, they are designed for very different purposes. Which one is right for you depends on your personal needs, training goals, and other factors. While this blog post may certainly help […]

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