The Vasa Sport Bench will be your “secret weapon” swim training tool outside the water.
Combine the Sport Bench with the Vasa SpaceSaver SwimErg to increase power, speed and stamina in exactly the right muscles needed to make performance gains and greater speed in the water.
Improve swim technique—fix common stroke flaws and transfer better technique to the water. Reinforce the “high elbow catch” (a.k.a. EVF – early vertical forearm) – a crucial technique characteristic needed for all strokes, and especially for freestyle.
Vasa swim-specific training will make you stronger and durable with truly functional strength.
Functional Conditioning, Cross Training & Physical Therapy
The Vasa Sport Bench provides tremendous added versatility and value since it can also be used as a weight bench for functional sports conditioning, cross training and physical therapy rehabilitation. We recommend using it with the Vasa SpaceSaver SwimErg (shown above) for maximum results. It’s also effective to use it with tubing or bands*, dumbbells, medicine balls, and body weight to perform a wide variety of functional exercises for sports, fitness and rehabilitation.
Designed for Stability & Portability
If you want a versatile and portable bench to pair with a Vasa SpaceSaver SwimErg or to use with tubing or bands*, the new Vasa Sport Bench will be the perfect solution.
The bench is slightly inclined, so the athlete will be in an ideal position for all swimming strokes. The folding legs have a proprietary design that provides maximum stability during use. The legs fold up easily, making it lightweight and sleek for transport or storage.
Materials & Construction
All Vasa benches are professionally upholstered with premium marine grade vinyl covering thick foam padding over durable marine grade plywood, making it very comfortable to use and tough enough to endure heavy use by teams and clubs.
Mounted to the underside of the XL bench are two Aluminum stiffener rails, which provide additional strength and connect the bench pad to the folding legs.
The folding legs are made of rugged tubular steel and finished with a durable powder coat epoxy. The base bars come with our grippy rubber foot caps.
Anatomic Padded Bench
The Vasa Sport Bench is made with our XL Bench, which is tapered at the front and wider at the base. This tapered design allows for greater range of motion for swimming exercises requiring a prone position, such as Freestyle swimming. It also allows swimmers to have a better connection in the hip/core region to generate proper rotation mechanics.
The tapered bench design provides greater stability and comfort for performing all functional strength and rehabilitation exercises. It is ideal for taller and / or heavier athletes, swim teams, physical therapy, sports medicine clinics, and fitness gyms.
Add the SpaceSaverErg for realistic, effective swimming or surf paddling workout.
Learn more about the SpaceSaver SwimErg
Add the Swim Cord Kit as a very good budget option for swim-specific and general fitness exercises. Its versatility provides enough function to get a total body workout anytime, anywhere – at home and while traveling, too.
Learn more about the Vasa Swim Cord Kit
Vasa Sport Bench Includes:
- Fully assembled bench system with folding legs.
Assembled Weight: 31.5 lbs (14.3 kg)
Assembled bench dimensions: 57″L x 12″-14.5″ wide at the front & back (114 x 30.5-37 cm) and 25.75″ H (65.5 cm) at the front.
Folded bench dimensions: 45″ L x 14.5″ W x 8″ deep (114 x 37 x 20.3 cm)
Bench pad dimensions: 45″ long x 12″-14.5″ wide at the front & back (114 x 30.5-37 cm). The padded bench is 2” thick (5 cm). It works well for athletes of any size, including individuals taller than 6 feet (183 cm) in height and weighing over 200 lbs. (91 kg).
Recommended floor space when in use: when using the Sport Bench with the Vasa SpaceSaver SwimErg or the Vasa Swim Cord kit, allow a working floor space of 7′ L × 4′ W (305cm x 122cm)
PLEASE NOTE: As we are continually making improvements to Vasa products, actual items shipped may vary slightly from the images shown on our website.
Shipped in 1 box measuring 46x15x9 inches (117x38x23 cm) with a weight of 37 lbs. (16.8 kg). Additional accessories may require additional boxes.
Sport Bench Shipping Box Dimensions and Weights:
Box: 46″ x 15″ x 9″ and 37 pounds (Metric: 116cm x 38cm x 23cm & 17kg)
Shipping costs for Vasa products and accessories are based upon weight & location. Our shopping cart will calculate shipping costs for you or you can contact us for assistance.
Attention International customers: Duty & taxes are additional and will be your responsibility at the time of delivery.
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Vasa has a 90-Day Improvement Guarantee. If you don’t see a performance improvement in three months, or if you find it’s not precisely what you’ve been looking for, we’ll refund the full purchase price—no questions asked. You will be responsible only for all shipping charges.
Dr. Glenn Gero –
I received my Vasa Sport Bench today and I love it. I was impressed that it came fully assembled. It is a perfect addition to my Space Saver Vasa Erg. I’ve already envisioned its use with a number of other applications. The fact that it folds is a great feature for me as I have over 60 pieces of exercise equipment in a relatively small space, hence organization is of paramount importance. This bench when folded leaves a very small footprint. It is quite sturdy and feels solid as I perform my swim movements with the Erg. In my personal collection of exercise equipment I have two Vasa Trainers and the Space Saver Ergometer. I’ve been a huge fan of Vasa for many years and my new bench will add an important dimension to that collection. Thanks, Vasa for making this bench available.
Tim Crowley, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Montverde Academy, Florida –
The Vasa Sport Bench is a well-designed and versatile tool that will become the mainstay of any swim specific and strength program. The compact design allows the bench to easily be folded and stored away for saving space. It’s ideal to use with SpaceSaver SwimErg for swim-specific training. It is also an effective bench for strength training and rehab.
We have several standard Vasa SwimErgs and a SpaceSaver SwimErg in our strength & conditioning facility at Montverde Academy. We use the Sport Bench with a SpaceSaver SwimErg for the swim teams, and with our baseball and softball athletes for injury rehab and recovery exercises.
For use in a home or garage gym, the Sport Bench saves valuable space. When paired with the space saver ergometer, this gives you the ultimate swim specific training device. It also doubles as bench for strength training exercises. IMO, it is a must-have for any home training set up.