Training Resources - Triathlon Coaching

Instruction

3-Week Introductory Swim Training Plan

Vasa Ergometer
How to use the Vasa SwimErg to swim stronger, better, faster! This 3-week introductory program will help you start training effectively with the Vasa SwimErg.  It focuses on building a base of swim-specific power and endurance while improving form and efficiency in Freestyle swimming. This program was designed so athletes and coaches can get started correctly leveraging the […] Read More »
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Drills

3-Week Introductory Swim Training Plan

Vasa Ergometer
How to use the Vasa SwimErg to swim stronger, better, faster! This 3-week introductory program will help you start training effectively with the Vasa SwimErg.  It focuses on building a base of swim-specific power and endurance while improving form and efficiency in Freestyle swimming. This program was designed so athletes and coaches can get started correctly leveraging the […] Read More »

Training the recovery stroke

Vasa Ergometer
Reduce your shoulder fatigue by “swimming backward”. Watch Xterra World Champion Lesley Paterson demonstrate two key drills she practices regularly to help improve her fatigue-resistance. Read More »

Swim-specific strength drills on a Vasa Swim Erg

Vasa Ergometer
These swimming drills focus on improving swim-specific strength and proper technique, using the Trainer Strap System accessory on the Vasa Swim Erg. The straps turn the Swim Erg into a Vasa Trainer, whereby you pull your body past your hands. Drills were designed and demonstrated by Coach Eric Neilsen. Read More »
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Better Freestyle

Indoor Swim Training for Time-Crunched Triathletes

Vasa SwimErg
When it comes to training, triathletes have it hardest with not just one sport to train for but three. And while aspects of triathlon training, like cardiovascular training, transfers between sports, successful triathletes can’t just train running and hope to dominate in swimming and biking too. There is no substitute for sport-specific training. Read More […] Read More »

3-Week Introductory Swim Training Plan

Vasa Ergometer
How to use the Vasa SwimErg to swim stronger, better, faster! This 3-week introductory program will help you start training effectively with the Vasa SwimErg.  It focuses on building a base of swim-specific power and endurance while improving form and efficiency in Freestyle swimming. This program was designed so athletes and coaches can get started correctly leveraging the […] Read More »

Triathlon Training: How to Improve Your Freestyle Swim

In this Better Freestyle for Triathletes swimming technique training video series, you will learn the essential techniques to develop an efficient, powerful Freestyle swim for triathlon open water swims of any distance. Read More »
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Open Water Tips

Developing Swim-Specific Strength & Power

Vasa Trainer
Tyler Fenwick of Mission Viejo Swim Team describes and demonstrates a workout he designed for two of his distance swimmers on the Vasa Trainer.     Read More »
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Technique

3-Week Introductory Swim Training Plan

Vasa Ergometer
How to use the Vasa SwimErg to swim stronger, better, faster! This 3-week introductory program will help you start training effectively with the Vasa SwimErg.  It focuses on building a base of swim-specific power and endurance while improving form and efficiency in Freestyle swimming. This program was designed so athletes and coaches can get started correctly leveraging the […] Read More »
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