Training In The Call Of Duty

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In 2015, U.S. Army Officer and triathlete Dave Mudek was a commander in the Global Response Force at Fort Bragg, North Carolina when the military switched his orders and sent him to be a war games observer/controller/trainer (OCT) for two years deep in the Louisiana swamps. He had just finished the triathlon season.  Dave had […]

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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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Benefits of Swim-Specific Training & Conditioning

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Deliberate practice makes perfect. It’s more than a cliché. And it’s true for artists, musicians, business people, teachers, and naturally, for swimmers, triathletes, and surfers. We asked two experienced coaches for their advice on the subject and both agree that the best training for swimming is swim-specific.  They also know firsthand that swim training will […]

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Get More With Less – The Benefits of Circuit Strength Training

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Maximize your training time with circuits that improve power, endurance, and strength. 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  strength. “For younger athletes, circuits help develop […]

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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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#VasaAthlete 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 Kurt […]

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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 »

The secret to finding balance between work, family and sports

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At times, it feels like your mind is racing as you juggle priorities. Maybe you feel a touch of guilt when one priority becomes ranked higher than the other.  Getting in an extra swim after work takes you away from spending time with family, so you contemplate using your lunch break to swim.  Or you […]

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