2012 US Olympian Alex Meyer describes how Vasa training helped his freestyle swimming technique.
Improve Freestyle swimming in open water with USA Olympic swimmerDiscover why USA Olympic open water swimmer Alex Meyer relied on Vasa training to keep his freestyle swimming technique efficient and powerful.
Improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency and power. Take Vasa's FREE 5-part course to improve your freestyle and swim stronger, better, faster! Sign up now at: https://goo.gl/RqEJXe
- Presented by Vasa - https://vasatrainer.com/sport/swimming-workouts-swim-training/
Masters Swimming World Record Holder, National Duathlon winner, and coach, Karlyn Pipes demonstrates five techniques for improving freestyle using the Vasa SwimErg and underwater video instruction. These techniques will lead to more efficient freestyle swimming and increased stroke power to achieve speed, sustained power, and freestyle endurance:
Technique 1. Hand Placement: How to properly set up the stroke
Technique 2. Fingertip Orientation: High Elbow Catch or Early Vertical Forearm
Technique 3. Wrist Awareness and Karlyn's secret weapon: The Power of the Y
Technique 4. Umph at the Front: Where to apply the power in your stroke
Technique 5. Exiting the Stroke: Reduce drag and use less effort on the recovery
Since 1988, Vasa has produced premium quality, "team & club tested" exercise equipment for sports, fitness and PT rehabilitation. For decades, Olympic-level swimmers, swim coaches, triathletes, triathlon coaches, and dry land conditioning coaches worldwide have selected Vasa Trainers and Vasa Ergometers as "must-have" training tools to improve athletic performance with sports-specific strength, endurance, power, and perfecting stroke technique. Vasa is a mainstay for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, kayak, canoe & SUP paddlers, cross fitters, nordic skiers who want the extra edge in sports performance and functional fitness. For more information about Vasa, Inc:
An epiphany moment
“I had this epiphany moment one day during practice where I didn’t feel like I was swimming very well. I imagined myself training on the Vasa SwimErg. As a result, I kept my elbow a little bit higher and tried to hold more water and push all the way through. Doing that really helped my stroke in the reverse way. Normally when you’re on the Vasa SwimErg, you’re thinking about trying to mimic your stroke in the pool. But this was the opposite of that. I was in the pool and imagining myself doing a workout on an Vasa. That just goes to show how well dryland swim-specific training on the Vasa and swimming in the pool complement each other really well.”
Alex Meyer – US Olympic Open Water swimmer where he placed tenth in the 10-kilometer open water event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
He won a gold medal at the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in the 25-kilometer open water event.