How to Swim Freestyle Better: Overcoming a “Monospeed” Stroke

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A common limiter for many swimmers is the tendency to maintain the exact same hand speed through the entire stroke.  This is especially noticeable in those who began swimming as an adult. Top masters swimming coach Eric Neilsen initially brought this concept to our attention. He refers to this limiter as swimming with a “monospeed” […]

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Ask the Coach How to Swim Faster – Part 3

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This is part 3 in a series of blog posts where we ask important questions to successful coaches in the Vasa community.  Here are their answers to an important question: What are the primary differences in how triathletes & open water swimmers should approach swim training versus competitive pool swimmers?  Coach Dan Daly: “Triathletes and […]

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15 Reasons to Swim at Home

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How It Will Help You Swim Stronger, Better, Faster What? Swim at home without a pool? Yes, you can and thousands of athletes have been doing it for years. Did you know that dryland training from home is one of the best ways for swimmers, triathletes, and surfers to stay consistent and make improvements in […]

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3 Indoor Workouts to Boost Your Swim Training

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The spring season symbolizes fresh starts. After taking some time off after the end of the season, you’re likely feeling rested, refreshed and in training for racing season.  Consistency, coupled with quality workouts, are proven to help athletes gain a smoother, faster swimming stroke.  Here are three indoor swim training workouts that will help you […]

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Ask the Coach How to Swim Faster – Part 2

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This is part 2 in a series of blog posts where we ask important questions to successful coaches in the Vasa community.  Here are their answers to an important question: Why does indoor swim training on a Vasa SwimErg make sense for time-crunched swimmers & triathletes versus only swimming at the pool or open water?  Coach […]

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Vasa Lane 9 Workout Video #3 – Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers

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Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS This full-body swim conditioning workout was designed with an emphasis on speed and strength using the Vasa Trainer Pro.  (Note:  it’s also OK to do this workout using a Vasa SwimErg or the Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cords).  […]

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Transition To Dryland Swim Training Answer To Pandemic Pool Closures

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In mid-March when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, pools around the country shuttered, leaving swimmers and triathletes at all levels with few options for maintaining their swim-specific training. But just because swimming got more challenging doesn’t mean it stopped altogether. For some creative and determined athletes, the transition to dryland swim training has been a good […]

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Vasa “Lane 9” Swim Training Circuit Workout #1

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Freestyle Swim Power, Push, Pull, Core Swim Training Circuit Workout Methods Using The Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cord Kit With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS Co-Creator Of The Equinox Group Swim Program EQXH2O Swim Training Circuit Workout Details: Warm-up for 10 to 15 minutes Perform the following 5 exercises completed in a continuous swim training […]

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Winter Swim Training Tips For Better Race Season Results

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Part 1: It’s Time To Plan Your Play and Dream Big! With the racing season wrapped up, it’s time to review your performance peaks and valleys and chart your winter swim training plan for even better results next year. In this two-part VasaBlog series, Team Vasa explores how to best utilize your off-season training months […]

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Vasa Trainer Pro Training Tips For The Best Results

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Make sure you are getting the most out of your investment in a Vasa Trainer Pro! Here we’ve collected some excellent resources for you. These are available to help athletes, coaches, and parents of young swimmers. Below are some suggestions and links to the top resources. Overcome Monospeed With Your Vasa Trainer Pro Be sure […]

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Vasa SwimErg Training Tips To Gain The Best Results

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Swim Training Resources For Vasa Athletes Vasa has many excellent resources available to help athletes and coaches gain the most from training with the Vasa SwimErg. That’s why we have compiled some of our best resources in one place.   1. An Introduction To The Vasa SwimErg We produced a 3-week introduction training program for those […]

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Indoor Swimming During Outdoor Season

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How to keep your swim training consistent, safe, & efficient. It’s easy to assume that, in summer and in warm climates, swim training outdoors is best.  However, assumptions can be problematic.  The fact is, swim training at an outdoor pool or open water isn’t always an ideal choice.  It can be problematic for swimmers, triathletes, […]

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