Video: How to Improve Technique, Reduce Injuries and Swim Faster

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Step by step progressions to obtain efficient swim stroke mechanics Vasa had the pleasure of hosting Level 4 ASCA and multisport Coach Eric Neilsen at our headquarters earlier this year to learn more about his coaching style, and how he incorporates the Vasa Ergometer into both his coaching and his own personal training. In the […]

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Reflections from Vasa’s summer intern

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By Galen Broido A competitive swimmer’s summer usually consists of early morning practices, swim coaching, life-guarding and one-piece tan lines. Although the sport of swimming is one that I have, do and will always love, I promised myself that my summers would not look like this. I felt I needed a separation from my training […]

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When the pool is not an option: Part 2 of 3

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By Cortney Martin This is part two of my three-part series, “When the pool is not an option – times there is just no substitute for the Vasa Ergometer.” In the last installment I talked about scheduling, travel, and availability. Today I’ll address injury and motivation, and still to come: technique and performance. Athletes need […]

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Team Vasa Wins Age Group in Colchester Triathlon

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By Janice Shade Ok. We admit we had a ringer for the swim leg with our intern, Galen Broido, who swims for UNC-Asheville. Galen posted the fastest overall swim time in the Colchester Triathlon on July 28, with a 10:47 half mile. She started with the women five minutes after the men, and still “chicked” […]

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When the pool is not an option: Part 1 of 3

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By Cortney Martin A few weeks ago, I was bitten by a dog while out training on my bike. Given my upset state, the presence of an open wound, and my already tight schedule thrown off by the added time spent talking to Animal Control and the Health Department, my scheduled pool swims were no […]

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Which machine is right for me?

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One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, “Which machine is right for me?” While the Trainer and the Ergometer have some crossover benefits, they are designed for very different purposes. Which one is right for you depends on your personal needs, training goals, and other factors. While this blog post may certainly help […]

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My triathlon training x-factor

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This blog entry represents the time period between 1/3/13 and 2/18/13 in the training log of David Nijhawan. I am an average Joe. I am an average Joe. Nothing more, nothing less. I maintain a rigorous work schedule, drink beer, eat pizza, love my Philly cheese steak, and depending on the day, relish in terrible Chinese […]

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For success in the water, visualize yourself on the Erg

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Swimming in the water? Visualize your best Erg strokes for maximum power and efficiency. Here’s an unedited comment sent in by 2012 Olympic Open Water Swimmer, Alex Meyer: “I was swimming a hard set the other day and felt my stroke starting to slip a little bit in the water, and it helped immensely to […]

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Vasa Photo Shoot – Behind the Scenes

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On March 12th, 2013, we held a Vasa photo shoot in Burlington, Vermont to capture some of our new products in action — which you’ll be able to see on our Web site very soon! In the meantime, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot. Harvard swimmer Caroline Weaver, U.S. open water swimmer Alex […]

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10 Swim Workouts on the Vasa Ergometer

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Watch as Kevin Crossman of T3Coaching.net shares 10 Ergometer workouts he commonly uses in his program to improve the triathlon swim. 1. Single arm & half pulls 2. Using the Halo template (optional accessory) 3. Test sets4. Interval training 5. Improve stroke rate 6. Cross training – incorporating butterfly 7. Swim-to-bike bricks 8. Power sets […]

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Vasa Trainer, 22 years later: One triathlete’s experience

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By Tom Bamford, Age Group Triathlete and Vasa Trainer owner for 22 years I purchased my Vasa Trainer in 1990, supplemented my training with the unit and then took a 20-year hiatus from triathlon competition. Last year I didn’t find much time to return to the pool, but used the Vasa Trainer on a regular […]

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