The secret to achieving balance in work, family and sport

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At times, it feels like your mind is racing as you juggle priorities. Maybe you feel a touch of guilt when one priority becomes ranked higher than the other.  Getting in an extra swim after work takes you away from spending time with family, so you contemplate using your lunch break to swim.  Or you […]

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Announcing our FREE e-book: How to Swim Stronger, Better, & Fearless

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Sometimes, the most rewarding part of any journey in life is sharing the knowledge gained from the experience. For the last 27 years at Vasa,  we’ve had the profound privilege of working with and learning from thousands of outstanding athletes and coaches worldwide.  Interestingly, we’ve found that many of these accomplished athletes and coaches have […]

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It takes a village – Olympic Trials, Training, Teamwork

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It’s July 1 and I am standing at the Vasa booth in the AquaZone at the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials.  There’s a long line of swimmers & parents waiting their turn to challenge themselves at our activity.  A swimmer’s Dad and I are chatting and he asks, “is this your first Olympic Trials?”   […]

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Preventing Swimmer’s Shoulder

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It is inevitable that injuries occur in sports. If you are a swimmer or triathlete, chances are you or someone you know has experienced shoulder pain or injury at some point in your swimming life. Many injuries are caused by lack of mobility and / or  muscle imbalances that have developed over time. Some muscle […]

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Tim Crowley – Talks Coaching and Vasa as a Game Changer

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Tim Crowley is Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Montverde Academy.  He also is an accomplished triathlon coach and age-group triathlete.  He owns TC2Coaching and coaches many triathletes, including beginners, age group contenders, and Olympians.  Since 2006, Tim has used the Vasa Swim Erg and the Vasa Trainer for coaching and in his own triathlon […]

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Race at the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials

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Who Wants to “Race” at the 2016 USA Swimming Olympic Trials?! (psst . . . you can IF you are in Omaha this year!) On the road to the Rio Games, Vasa’s next stop is Omaha, Nebraska for the upcoming USA Swimming Olympic Trials.  From June 30 through July 2, Vasa Swim Ergometers will be […]

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Vasa Trainer – Built In Total Body Strength for Athletes, Fitness & PT Rehab

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The Vasa Trainer provides over 200 total fitness functional exercises to develop “built in” upper body, core, and lower body strength, power and endurance. It’s truly “the athlete’s gym”,  acclaimed as one of the best values in exercise equipment available today.  Consistent workouts using the Vasa Trainer will transform you into a stronger, more durable & powerful athlete.  It […]

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Vasa 30-20-10 Power Building Interval Workout

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This workout is an adaptation of the “30-20-10” Interval workout that has become popular with many runners and cyclists.  It works very well for Vasa Swim Erg workouts (and can be used equally for Vasa Kayak Erg or SUP Erg training as well).   WHAT IS IT? The workout consists of doing seven one-minute intervals in a continuous […]

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Leg Strength & Plyometric Jump Training using the Vasa Trainer Leg Power Platform

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The redesigned Leg Power Platform add-on for the Vasa Trainer creates a complete lower body strength & jump training station. It is ideal for building leg power, explosive jumping and vertical leaping ability, and functional core fitness. It also provides physical therapy & rehab exercises with a controlled range of motion and measurable progress. Plyometric […]

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Q & A With Guy Kuo, M.D. -”Happy Vasa Kayak Erg User”

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“Despite that our only kayak training is done on our Vasa Kayak Erg, we fly across the water and go 20 times farther than everyone else. That is really fun when you’re nearly twice their age. Our Vasa Kayak Erg is key.” Guy Kuo is a full-time practicing physician, medical director, business owner, software and […]

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Triathlon Training: How to Improve Your Freestyle Swim Part 2

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It’s “dreamin’ season’ and many triathletes (and masters swimmers) are planning  their training strategies to strengthen their swimming weakness while improving stroke technique.  Many also need to find a smooth transition from outdoor training to indoor. The upcoming winter months can prove to be difficult just to get to a pool and open water is […]

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