Leg Strength & Plyometric Jump Training using the Vasa Trainer Leg Power Platform

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The redesigned Leg Power Platform add-on for the Vasa Trainer creates a complete lower body strength & jump training station. It is ideal for building leg power, explosive jumping and vertical leaping ability, and functional core fitness. It also provides physical therapy & rehab exercises with a controlled range of motion and measurable progress. Plyometric […]

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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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#VasaRippleEffect campaign is living up to its name—and its promise.

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  Hi there: Today, I am energized beyond words—and it’s not just thanks to my morning cup of Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic! Our #VasaRippleEffect campaign is living up to its name—and its promise. It is having a powerful “ripple effect” on my heart, and reflects our mission here at Vasa and around the world. […]

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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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Shoulder Maintenance for All Swimmers

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There are two types of swimmers. As our friend Tim Crowley likes to say: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.” This article on SwimSwam.com is a must-read for swimmers at all levels and outlines the four most commonly injured shoulder muscles. Shoulder injuries are all […]

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