Announcing Four Keys to Fearless Open Water Swimming

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A FREE Ebook about open water swimming fundamentals Often in life, the most rewarding part is sharing the knowledge & wisdom gained from experience.  For the past 32+ years at Vasa, we’ve had the profound privilege of working with and learning from outstanding coaches & athletes worldwide.  For most of these accomplished athletes and coaches, […]

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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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Two to Tri – How To Improve Triathlon Open Water Swimming Performance

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Two New Books Guide Triathletes, Open Water Swimmers, and SwimRunners  to Swim Stronger Better, Faster If you’re looking to boost your triathlon or open water swimming game and you’re like a lot of athletes, you probably need to focus on improving your swimming to have better overall performances. But how to go about making gains […]

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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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Elite Open Water Swim Race Training

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Yards Are Great, But Adding Dryland Workouts To Your Open Water Swim Race Training Adds That Extra Something For many elite open water swimmers—those who compete at the Olympic or FINA World Cup level and race on closed courses—their version of open water swim race training is a little different from what amateur channel swimmers […]

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Opening Up in Open Water; Open Water Swim Training Solutions

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Open Water Swim Training For Recreational Swimmers & Triathletes Each year, the number of people participating in open water swims and triathlons continues to grow significantly. As more of us embrace new, more adventurous challenges, many of us are getting wet well beyond the confines of the concrete tank with focused open water 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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Visualizing And Practicing Your Best Freestyle Swimming

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There are two primary skills that all triathletes and swimmers need in order to maximize their efficiency, power, and speed in open water, especially in the challenging conditions of a race. Wind, waves, currents, and crowds of athletes bumping, kicking and swimming over you are all good reasons to fully prepare for competition. In his […]

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