Vasa SwimErg Training Tips To Gain The Best Results

Swim Training Resources For Vasa Athletes

Vasa has many excellent resources available to help athletes and coaches gain the most from training with the Vasa SwimErg. That’s why we have compiled some of our best resources in one place.  

Vasa SwimErg

1. An Introduction To The Vasa SwimErg

We produced a 3-week introduction training program for those starting out using the SwimErg. Even if you have been training with a SwimErg for some time, it’s worthwhile reviewing, if only to rule out anything missing in your current approach: SwimErg Intro Guide

2. Body Position & Propulsion Swim Training

Body Position and PropulsionBody position and Propulsion are key elements to improve upon and this blog article will help you learn how to use the Vasa SwimErg to improve both: Visualizing And Practicing Your Best Freestyle Swimming

Take time to review any limiters to your range of motion (ROM) that could be hampering an efficient Freestyle. Ask yourself: “what’s needed for improving my shoulder mobility and bodyline?”  What do I need to get into that position and pull that “imaginary ball” backward with power and acceleration?  

It requires the strength to hold a long, taut bodyline and building up your sustained power to do swim efficiently for an entire race.  Consistent training with the Vasa will help you make and measure that progress.

3. Overcoming Freestyle Monospeed

This is a very useful blog article on overcoming a “monospeed” pull, which is a common mistake made especially by adult-onset swimmers and triathletes: Overcoming Freestyle Monospeed; Why How And When To Accelerate Hand Speed

4. FREE Online Faster Freestyle Clinic

Want to improve your freestyle swimming technique, efficiency, power, and endurance?  Take our free 5-part online Freestyle swimming clinic!  In this no-nonsense swim clinic, taught by top coaches, including technique coach Karlyn Pipes (she holds over 200 Masters Swimming World Records) you will learn five essential elements to get you swimming stronger, better, faster.

Sign Up Now For Our Faster Freestyle Course





5. The Vasa SwimErg Trainer Strap System

If you need greater swim-specific pulling strength and want to add some versatility to your SwimErg, consider the Trainer Strap System.

It lets you use your SwimErg like a Vasa Trainer, whereby you pull your body up the inclined monorail using the adjustable length webbing straps.  You’ll be able to use those straps to do a lot of strength and “pre-hab” Vasa Trainer exercises shown in the pdf’s on this page: View Trainer Strap Exercises

6. More Vasa SwimErg Resources For Training, Remote Coaching, & Practical Know-How

Remote coaching swimmers• The Training section of our website also has quite a number of useful resources: View Training Section

• We are connected with many excellent coaches who know how to use the Vasa SwimErg with athletes they are coaching.  Some do this remotely, as described in this article: How Remote Coaching Will Boost Your Swim In The Off-Season

If you want any help from a qualified coach, we would be happy to help you locate one.

• This interview with Gerry Rodrigues of Tower 26, published on the VasaBlog, is also very useful for open water swimmers: Open Water Swimming; How To Get Stronger, Better, Faster

Happy Training!

 


Related Posts

29
Oct

How Swimmers & Triathletes Used A Special Swim Training Machine During The Age of Covid-19

How to Have Swim Training Success During Covid-19 Global Health Crisis On March 20, 2020, I experienced a moment of existential dread that was unlike anything I’d ever felt before. It wasn’t because I was only three days away from becoming a father and had absolutely no clue what I was doing. It’s because my […]
21
Aug

Replicating A Swim Experience; Dryland Swim Training At Home With The Vasa Trainer Pro

Whether your goal is to build full-body fitness, swim-specific strength, or to improve stroke technique, recent pool closures have magnified the need for swimmers to find a way to replicate a swim at home. After a few months out of the water due to pandemic pool closures, dryland swim training at-home has proven to be […]
22
Apr

Opening Up in Open Water; Open Water Swim Training Solutions

Open Water Swim Training For Recreational Swimmers & Triathletes Each year, the number of people participating in open water swims and triathlons continues to grow significantly. As more of us embrace new, more adventurous challenges, many of us are getting wet well beyond the confines of the concrete tank with focused open water swim training […]
20
Apr

Vasa Dryland Swim Training Coach Locator: Find Your Vasa-Approved Dryland Fitness Coach

Looking for a dryland swim training coach with Vasa training experience? Look no further. We have compiled a list of worldwide Vasa-approved training coaches here. Find your Vasa dryland swim training coach today! Contact each coach directly to get started. Be sure to mention you are interested in Vasa dryand training. We hope this helps […]