How bad do you want it?

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Learn what it takes to be an Open Water swimming champion and Olympian by following Alex Meyer through a typical day of training as he prepares physically and mentally to compete with the world’s best swimmers. How Bad Do You Want It?

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Shallow Water Blackout Prevention – Awareness. Education. Prevention.

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  Shallow Water Blackout (SWB), until recently, has been a misunderstood and little known phenomenon, especially in competitive swimming. Over the last several months, Vasa shared a series of articles about Shallow Water Blackout and we conducted a survey to learn just how prevalent it has been in the swimming community. The survey results are […]

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How Coach Al Lyman uses the Vasa Swim Ergometer for Ironman Swim Training

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How do you evaluate your athletes on the Vasa Swim Ergometer in regard to: technique, endurance, power output, stroke rate, and general improvement? Coach Al Lyman explains how he uses the Vasa Swim Ergometer himself, and with his athletes, to assess performance, improve technique, and build strength and endurance while maintaining an appropriate stroke rate […]

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Why is the Vasa Swim Ergometer more effective than stretch cords or bands?

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Triathlon and mulit-sport coach Al Lyman explains that while stretch cords can be used for a limited set of prehab, rehab, and stroke exercises, the Vasa Swim Ergometer offers athletes far more options and benefits. The Vasa Swim Ergometer allows for precise control of resistance, exact measurement of power and stroke rate, the ability to […]

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10 Minute Strength Workout for the Vasa Swim Ergometer

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This complete freestyle workout with Coach Al Lyman utilizes the Vasa Swim Ergometer, dumbbells, a power wheel and a resistance band/stretch cord to give you a time-saving workout in about 10 minutes. This conditioning workout addresses core strength, upper body strength, and swim-specific training to help you resist fatigue during a triathlon. This workout is […]

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Training Secrets from Coach Richard Shoulberg – Sample Vasa Swim Trainer Workouts

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Coach Richard Shoulberg presents suggested workouts for all swim strokes for distance swimmers, middle distance swimmers, and sprinters on the Vasa Trainer. These pool-deck workouts focus on stroke technique, negative resistance (eccentric motion) and recovery motions as the Vasa Trainer angle is gradually raised to increase difficulty. In order to get the maximum benefits from […]

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My Journey with the Vasa Swim Ergometer: In-Depth Review

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As a coach and a competitive swimmer, I had always been familiar with the Vasa brand name, whose products are to be found on pool decks across the United States and around the world. And yet I had never had the opportunity to incorporate Vasa’s equipment into my training routine…until this year.  When Swimspire partnered […]

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New Year’s Message from Vasa founder, Rob Sleamaker

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Why people (and companies) do what they do tells the story of who they are and what they stand for.   Every day at Vasa, we receive incredible success stories from our customers who are doing extraordinary things. These stories give us insights on why these people are so exceptional in sport and in life. […]

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