very triathlete wants high quality, time-efficient swim training. Consistent training on the Vasa Swim Ergometer delivers these results… and you can get it at home or at the club, on your own terms, outside of the pool. Like using a bike trainer or treadmill, focused workouts on a Vasa will improve your swim-specific endurance, sustained power, and your freestyle technique. You’ll be surprised by how easily Vasa training integrates with and transfers to swimming better, more confidently in the water.
Proper use of the Vasa Swim Erg will make you more productive while transforming you into a stronger, more efficient swimmer. It’s convenient - no more hassles with crowded lanes, poor air quality, or inconvenient pool times. Swim at home… and get a lot done in less time. Saving time is everything…and this is a great way to make the most of your precious time. If you’re like most of our customers, you’ll find yourself swimming stronger, better, with more confidence.
Regarded by coaches & swimmers world-wide as the ultimate swim training machines, the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Ergometer are exactly the right tools needed to increase swim-specific strength and power. The framework of the Vasa Swim Erg provides a biomechanical advantage unlike any other swim training method. It sets up the proper stroke path and biofeedback loop that allows swimmers to make corrections while increasing fitness. The precision Power Meter provides key metrics like Left / Right power balance, stroke rate and other feedback required for successful swimming. Plus, our ANT+ Power Meter lets you record and analyze your swim workouts.
________________________________________________________________ Vasa has produced premium quality exercise training equipment for sports, fitness and rehabilitation since 1988. World Champions, Olympians, and amateur swimmers, & triathletes, as well as swim coaches, triathlon coaches, Physical Therapists, doctors and conditioning coaches worldwide rely on Vasa products to dramatically improve performance, test progress, and prevent or rehab from injury. Let's do something great!
Aussie swimmer Cam McEvoy is the fifth fastest 100m freestyle swimmer in history. We meet the Commonwealth Games gold medallist away from the pool to chat sports, cartoons and lifesaving on the Gold Coast, in this Team Speedo video Q&A. Meet the team at Teamspeedo.com.
More at https://theraceclub.com/ At The Race Club, we practice an important backstroke swimming drill that helps swimmers increase their speed and energy of the backstroke body rotation, all of which lead to a faster backstroke. A quick rotation of the body from side to side during the underwater pull is one of the key techniques that a swimmer can use to develop a faster backstroke. The faster the rotation of the swimmer’s body, the more kinetic energy can be coupled to the pull and kick to make them more effective.
In order to learn an efficient backstroke we believe it is important to practice a variety of backstroke swimming drills. Good backstroke body rotation is not only beneficial for the coupling energy that it provides, but this technique also enables the swimmer to bend the elbow more in the pulling motion underwater. Similar to the high elbow in freestyle, the bent elbow in backstroke reduces frontal drag, but it also increases the propulsion when compared to a straighter-armed pull. Bending the elbow to 120 degrees or more without rotating the body will result in the hand breaking the surface of the water and losing power.
Watching world champion Junya Koga performing the body rotation backstroke swimming drill, you will see how powerful the body rotation can be when coupled with the kick or the pull. Practice this drill often. Develop a strong core to enable you to rotate quickly and you will begin to see great improvement in your backstroke speed.
She’s a breaststroke world record holder and was the first black woman to win a swimming world title. We meet Team Speedo swim sensation, Alia Atkinson, and quiz the Jamaican athlete on cartoons, sports and her favourite guilty pleasure. Meet the team at Teamspeedo.com.
Working with the Cincinnati Marlins, they showed us a nice way to teach core stability during extension in breaststroke.
Why do it: Creating a straight line during extension in breaststroke is more than just stretching your arms out front, you also have to have a solid body line.
How to do it: 1 - Start with 10 seconds of PLANK prior to diving in for the 1st 50. 2 - The 1st few 50s use a snorkel to keep the head down into position. 3 - Next, remove the snorkels and swim more 50s with planks focusing on extension and a stable body line.
How to do it really well (the fine points): Keep the picture of the goal in mind and reach that position on each stroke. When performing the plank position, make sure you keep the hips in-line and the body firm.
US Naval Academy head swim coach, Bill Roberts explains why and how he uses Vasa Trainers and Vasa Swim Ergs to successfully train his swimmers using these valuable tools. Coach Roberts describes a number of unexpected benefits and results from incorporating Vasa Trainers into his dryland swim training program.
_________________________________________________________________ Vasa has produced premium quality exercise training equipment for sports, fitness and rehabilitation since 1988. World Champions, Olympians, and amateur swimmers, & triathletes, as well as swim coaches, triathlon coaches, Physical Therapists, doctors and conditioning coaches worldwide rely on Vasa products to dramatically improve performance, test progress, and prevent or rehab from injury. Let's do something great!
Lakeside Seahawks in Louisville KY showed us a great, and fun way to have the swimmers discover a great connection with the water.
Why do it: Learning technique doesn't always have to be so thoughtful. Reaction and competition can ultimately lead to the best way to learn how to grab the water.
How to do it: 1 - Start with one swimmer in front, and the 2nd swimmer holding on to the ankle of the first swimmer. 2 - At the half-way point in the length, the 2nd swimmer will pull back to try to shoot ahead of the 1st swimmer. 3 - The first swimmer must hold on to their spot in the water to try to initiate FORWARD movement while the 2nd swimmer is pulling them back. 4 - The two swimmers RACE to the end.
How to do it really well (the fine points): We've always tried to think about the catch, actually being the ability to leverage your entire arm to a spot in the water, and not let it move back. This is a great way to teach that for the leading swimmer. While they're being pulled back, the desire to GET GOING FORWARD will help them discover the best way to anchor their arm.
The team building, competitive, and fun aspect can't be ignored in this drill. Sometimes making training FUN, while sneaking in the feelings coaches try to teach, is an incredible effective way to make swimmers faster. Engaging their psychological with the physiological... without explaining it that way. ;)
With the new swim season underway, now's the perfect time to get your dryland program on point. In this first installment of our season-long dryland periodization, Splash Magazine's strength and conditioning specialist Mike Mejia takes you through some drills designed to improve range of motion and tolerance to fatigue.