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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Freestyle on the Vasa Trainer

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Introduction to the Vasa Trainer “Five minutes on the Vasa is like 20 minutes in the pool.” -Geordie McConnell, Head Coach, Ottawa Triathlon Club Whether you’re already a Vasa Trainer owner or considering becoming one, you’ll benefit from this customer-created video. Ottawa Triathlon Club’s Head Coach, Geordie McConnell, recorded an introduction to the Vasa Trainer […]

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Dry-land Swim Circuit – by Tim Crowley

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Introduction This dry-land swim circuit, which utilizes the Vasa Ergometer and the Vasa Trainer, is based on a DVD that Rob Sleamaker had sent to me last year. That DVD was a circuit created by the late Fran Crippen, open water World Champion.** I have created a dry-land swim circuit that has a lot of […]

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Triathlon Training Advice from Olympic Hopeful, Nicholas Sterghos

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When our customers do great things, we love to spread the word. Professional triathlete and 2016 Olympic hopeful, Capt. Nicholas Sterghos, is featured in a U.S. Army article about his ongoing training. Capt. Sterghos discusses the road to Rio, including his use of the Vasa Ergometer to stay in top swimming shape while deployed in […]

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Welcome to the Vasa blog

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Vasa builds premium products, designed to improve our customers’ performance and built to last a lifetime.   Our philosophy from the start has been simple: Make great products that yield superb results for the people who use them. Since our beginning in 1988, over 24 years ago, we’ve gained worldwide recognition while remaining focused on […]

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Vasa Ergometer as a Substitute Pool Workout

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Is the Vasa Ergometer a good substitute for a pool workout? One of the most frequently asked questions we get is whether swimmers and triathletes can effectively use Vasa equipment as a substitute for pool workouts. The short answer: Yes! Many swimmers and coaches use the freestyle exercise to duplicate timed sets or long aerobic […]

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