Open Water Swimming: Essential Skills to become Stronger, Better, and Confident with Coach Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26

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Whether you are an experienced swimmer or an “adult-onset” swimmer, when it comes to open water swimming, everyone needs to practice the same skills to be fully-prepared for racing in the variable conditions of open water. Open water swimming requires a specialized set of physical and mental skills.  Those only come with specific open water […]

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Hyper-Focused Dryland Training Methods For Swimmers And Triathletes

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Deliberate practice makes perfect. It’s more than a cliché. And it’s true for most endeavors, and especially for athletes like swimmers, triathletes, and surfers. Focusing on specific training methods that target a particular weakness or area of concern for swimmers is crucial to prolonged success, according to Tim Crowley.  He’s the Head Strength and Conditioning […]

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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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Indoor Swim Training for Time-Crunched Triathletes

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When it comes to training, triathletes have it hardest with not just one sport to train for but three. And while aspects of triathlon training, such as increased cardiovascular fitness, transfers between sports, successful triathletes can’t just train their running and hope to dominate in swimming and biking too. There is no substitute for sport-specific […]

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Masters Swimmer Training Intensely & Feeling Young

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#SwimStrongerBetterFaster Athlete profile: Bob García Bob García is a 41-year-old competitive pool and open water Masters swimmer from San Jose, Costa Rica.  Furthermore, Bob has an intense training program that includes the weekly rigorous use of a Vasa Trainer and a Vasa SwimErg.  His dryland swim-specific strength training is coached by Kurt Niehaus Bonilla at the […]

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Vasa Trainer Acclaimed by Top Swim Coaches in Swimming World Magazine

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We are exceptionally grateful that Vasa Swim Trainer has recently been featured in the April, June and September 2018 issues of Swimming World Magazine. Michael J. Stott is a wonderful writer, athlete, and has frequently contributed excellent articles on swimming and stroke techniques. These articles are part of a multi-part series on swim benches and [...] Read More »

Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 5. Exiting the Stroke Efficiently to Reduce Drag

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Exiting the Stroke Efficiently to Reduce Drag: Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 5 of 5) Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential […]

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Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 4. Umph at the Front for Swimming Power

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Swimming Power: Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 4 of 5)   Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming power, efficiency, technique, and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential for improving freestyle […]

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Faster Freestyle Swimming Clinic: Part 2. Fingertip Orientation and High Elbow Catch

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Technique Video Series for Faster Freestyle Swimming (part 2 of 5) Learn how to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power and endurance from Karlyn Pipes, swim technique expert coach and Masters Swimming multiple World Record holder. In this no-nonsense swim clinic, Coach Karlyn demonstrates five focus points essential for improving freestyle swimming.  In today’s […]

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