How Dryland Swim Training Benefits All Skill Levels, Ages And Fitness Interests

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It’s well-known that dryland swim training is a great benefit to competitive swimmers.  But what can it do for beginners, adult-onset swimmers and people not doing swimming-related sports? We asked two experienced coaches for their advice on the subject and both agree that dryland swim training can benefit any athlete, age and fitness level. Tim […]

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Get More With Less – The Benefits of Circuit Strength Training

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Multiply your training gains with circuits that boost power, cardio, and core fitness. Jack Fabian, Ph.D. (former head swim coach at Keene State College & the US National open water swim team), knows firsthand that high-intensity circuits are one of the most efficient ways to build power, endurance, and core strength. “For younger athletes, circuits […]

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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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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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