The “save your season” solution for injured swimmers

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How do you keep your injured swimmers in training? We’ve heard countless stories from coaches and swimmers who’ve relied on the SwimErg for quality training while recovering from an injury that keeps them out of the pool. Their reports are often similar: Not only are the swimmers as fit as they were leading up to […]

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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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Technical Swimming with Coach Matt Kredich

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Technical Swimming with Matt Kredich – Part 2 of 3 Looking for some technique instruction, technical advice or workout ideas? University of Tennessee Head Coach Matt Kredich talks about his coaching techniques and offers demonstrative instruction on the Vasa Trainer at the 2011 American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic. Watch the clip: For more technical […]

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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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Independent Review: The Kayak Ergometer

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The Kayak Ergometer by Vasa Inside Out by Tim Shuff, Adventure Kayak Magazine, Summer 2010 As fall gels into winter, most of us in northern latitudes garage our kayaks and take our paddling muscles to the gym or rest them on the sofa until spring. A kayak ergometer lets us in on a training secret […]

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Secrets of Dry-Land Training: Vasa at ASCA 2012

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Like you, every coach wants to improve the performance of his or her athletes. Here’s access to a useful new video, Secrets of Dry-Land Training, which reveals effective training and technique methods used by six of the top swim coaches in the world. This video was recorded on September 6th at the 2012 American Swimming […]

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The Rise of Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Stand-up paddleboarding has quickly become a favorite seasonal sport in our home state of Vermont. The following article by Sarah Tuff in Seven Days, a Vermont newspaper, outlines the rise of the sport across Vermont, as well as equipment details, benefits, etc. Our Vasa Stand-Up Paddling Ergometer is mentioned as a tool Hawaiians (who invented […]

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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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Vasa at the Summer Games

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Good Strokes Summer Games swimmers swear by Vermont’s Vasa Trainers By Nancy Stearns Bercaw, Seven Days                         When the Olympics begin in London this week, swim fans no doubt will witness the fastest times in the history of the world. And as unlikely as […]

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Vasa at Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” Event

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On March 13, 2012, Vasa partnered with USA Swimming to create an interactive swim display at Michelle Obama’s mini-Olympics competition for Washington, D.C. area kids. Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, joined Mrs. Obama and Olympic and Paralympic athletes to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics and the “Let’s Move!” initiative. Vasa in […]

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