Swimming On The Wall Founders fell in love with sport and anything related and knew that they wanted to start an online business for others who share in our love of the sport. Now they sell everything from medal holders for swimmers to race bibs displays, running bracelets, and running tees. They offer the highest quality of products on the market and strive to keep everything they offer as ‘green’ as possible, making sure that all of their display and medal holders are made from recycled MDF wood and non-chemical based varnishes. As owner-athletes, it’s important for them to do everything they can to keep the environment looking as best as possible.
Swimming On The Wall Founders
We do things differently…
Since we both train hard, we also know that at times, you might need a little inspiration. This is why we’ve added short, catchy, inspirational slogans and sayings to many of our products, medal display and race bib hanger. Not only
will this help keep you motivated, we feel, it adds a new element of fun. Whether you hang your running stickers on your car window, showcasing your love of running or you choose to wear a running bracelet or necklace on a day to
day basis, those around you will know this is a big part of who you are. And, what’s more is that our products are also highly customizable. You can choose from our pre-created products, selecting your chosen color choice (and often text font choice) or, for those who want to create something a little more unique, you can design your own using our customizable services. No matter what your preference happens to be, we are confident you will find what you’re looking for in our store and be thrilled with your purchase when it arrives.
All of the products we offer from, race bibs display to medal holder to virtual runs are hand crafted by my husband and I, so you can be sure when you place your order you’ll be getting that high level of workmanship that will stay looking great for years to come.
Whether you are buying running swag for yourself or looking for gifts idea for a loved one, we are proud to offer what you need.
Thanks for shopping with us! – Melianna and Alex
Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the competitive swimming and sports equipment industry, our President, Neal Thomas, will assure you his new Company, Thomas Sports Products, Ltd., will focus on producing high quality products at competitive pricing. We shall strive to bring our customers the best service in the industry. We are a growing company with plans to add products to our line on a regular basis so we invite you to check back often for updated information.
Neal Thomas was a competitive swimmer and understands first-hand what it takes to succeed in the pool. His leadership will assure that we always have our eyes focused on the next big thing when it comes to the competitive swimming market as well as other competitive sports.
At Thomas Sports Products, Ltd., we know the importance of high-quality and effective equipment. We help athletes’ true talents shine.
Our 150mm Racing Lanes
offer greater surface area and
design features to absorb and
disperse wave energy during
training and competition.
Our 4” Racing Lanes
disperse waves along the
channel maximizing control
of the water surface. Faster
Times. Happier Swimmers.
“When it comes to racing lanes, we go with TSP Lanes from Thomas Sports Products. I’ve personally known Neal Thomas for over 40 years and he is highly respected and knowledgeable in the competitive swimming field. When we use their lanes, we know we are using the latest technology from industry experts. I demand the best out of my swimmers, why not the racing lanes I purchase?”
8-time Olympic coach
3-time NCAA Champion
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TritonWear technology helps swim teams take performance to the next level. Train smarter by pairing accurate, automated data collection with real-time training feedback, long-term tracking, and advanced insights. TritonWear Train allows coaches to focus on making improvements, while it collects 12 metrics for all athletes simultaneously. Basing decisions on these metrics improves coaching efficiency and athlete performance, by focusing training on individual weaknesses. TritonWear Insights engages athletes in their performance like never before. Data visualizations clearly highlight progress over time, while Hero Comparisons show athletes their metrics compared to professional swimmers. Track, Learn and Improve with TritonWear today.
Our Mission & Values
We aim to give coaches and athletes the right tools and resources to make better decisions in their training. Sports are becoming more data-driven, and we’re championing this change by providing accurate metrics and analytics tools that have never before been seen in our industry. From our roots in competitive swimming to the sports industry at large, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in technology.
50+ units can send data simultaneously to a coach’s tablet
The data is validated against tens of thousands of swims.
No internet connection needed to use the system. Workouts sync once you get back online.
Easy and comfortable
The unit straps onto a swimmer’s goggles or under their cap. Athletes don’t feel it once they put it on.
Share units across athletes
Athletes that aren’t in the pool together can share units, saving you from buying as many units
Train all day
On a full charge, each unit can last an entire day in use. Great for long days or competitions!
Distance Per Stroke (DPS)
Stroke Index (Efficiency)
TYR is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Founded in 1985, TYR has become an industry leader in both competitive swimming and triathlon. TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. On a relentless path to push the limits of sportswear, TYR not only reimagines technology for enhanced competitive performance, but also embraces lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.
Founded in Huntington Beach, CA by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo (current owner) and 1972 Olympic Bronze Medalist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport was established in 1985 to provide the competitive swim market with vibrant, performance-driven prints. Since its inception three decades ago, TYR has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.
With global distributors and an international following, TYR remains dedicated to building the industry’s most durable, uniquely designed swimsuits, cutting edge equipment and innovative caps and goggles. On a relentless path to push the limits of sportswear we not only reimagine technologies for enhanced competitive performance, but also embrace lifestyle markets to accommodate athletes and water enthusiasts at every level.
Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision, pursuit and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.
Like all athletes we work with an intense spirit of competition, but unlike the others, we refuse to stop there. From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and sheer will power. For us, engineering the fastest, most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.
At TYR, we’re always in front.
Vasa’s premium quality, innovative products, coupled with outstanding customer service and our commitment to customer education have been the basis for helping people improve athletic performance, coaching, fitness, and therapeutic health. As long-time athletes and coaches, our passion for pursuing our own fitness goals comes to life in the craftsmanship of every Vasa machine. We take a lot of pride in creating machines that we love to use ourselves. All Vasa products are designed and built to provide a lifetime of reliable, functional service. And by a lifetime, we mean our customers’ lifetime!
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
We empower people to become stronger, better, faster in sports, fitness and injury rehab. In doing so, we believe they will surpass what they thought was possible and will in turn, inspire others.
HOW WE DO IT
OUR VALUES GUIDE US
We believe “Quality Costs Less” in the long run. All Vasa products are designed and built to provide a lifetime of reliable, functional service. And by a lifetime, we mean our customers’ lifetime!
We guarantee our products. We stand by a “no questions asked” policy for the rare events they do not meet a customer’s expectations. If you ever do experience a problem, please tell us and give us the opportunity to make it right!
Our actions and relationships are characterized by honesty, fairness and integrity. We are proud of what we do and we are proud to serve you.
WHAT WE DO
From our humble beginnings in 1988, we’ve had big ambitions for Vasa… We strive to be difference makers and we get excited when our products & services make a positive impact in other people’s lives.
Vasa’s premium quality, innovative products, coupled with outstanding customer service and our commitment to customer education have been the basis for helping people improve athletic performance, coaching, fitness, and therapeutic health.
HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS
Our success is measured in a multitude of ways.
- Our success means we can help coaches, conditioning specialists, and physical therapists to do their work more effectively. In turn, they have a positive impact on athletes and they teach those athletes about the link between their actions now and their success in the future.
- Our success means we have enabled thousands of athletes to perform better at the sports and activities they love.
- Our success means we can create more great jobs in our wonderful community.
- And our success means we can continue innovating great products and services, which is a really fun reason to come to work every day!
WHO WE ARE
SPORTY VERMONTERS, INNOVATORS, & DARN GOOD FOLKS
Since Day 1, we’ve drawn on our collective experience as ingenious, self-reliant, sporty New Englanders to develop useful & innovative training products that get results.
Here in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, we are surrounded by natural beauty that inspires us to test our mettle outdoors. When our world is NOT frozen, we swim, paddle, pedal, hike & play on the lawn. And when things ARE frozen… well, we’re skiing, skating, snowshoeing, sledding or shivering while playing something out on a snow-covered lawn!
This lifestyle has allowed us freedom to express ourselves, so when we are forced indoors by the weather or dark, we design and produce useful stuff to benefit people worldwide.
We are all athletes, which has served us well in understanding the physical requirements of athletes and their sports.
Some of us have been coaches & exercise scientists & engineers. It is with the great fortune we have been discovered by some of the finest coaches in the world. Turns out they love Vasa products. They share their experiences, wisdom and feedback, which gets passed on to the entire Vasa community.
Our founder, Rob Sleamaker, has a passion for finding better, practical ways to solve a problem or meet a challenge. Every Vasa product was born out of a need recognized by our team. We work with industrial designers, engineers & fabricators who partner with us to develop our ideas (and napkin drawings) from concepts to really great products!
We listen to the feedback of our customers in order to make improvements and develop new products. If you have suggestions…or a great idea… please let us know! Call us or send an email to Rob directly at: Robert@vasatrainer.com
It was 1989 when Rob Sleamaker, our founder, walked into the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) World Clinic with an unconventional new product. It was the Vasa Trainer, a swim bench that unknowingly would change dryland swim training forever. Already an acclaimed exercise physiologist and author, Rob had seen the effects of intensely focused dry land training firsthand with Olympic level Nordic skiers & biathletes — but would the world’s most respected swim coaches be interested in training their swimmers outside of the pool on such a device?
The answer was a resounding YES. By the end of the conference, we had unknowingly taken orders from three legendary U.S. Olympic swim coaches—Richard Quick, Nort Thornton and Richard Shoulberg. The great coincidence was for many years, each coach had wanted a training tool like the Vasa Trainer.
By 1992, swimmers of all abilities, including many that made the U.S. Swim team, were using the Vasa Trainer for dedicated dryland workouts. Prior to the 1996 the Atlanta Olympics, some of the U.S. coaches requested Vasa Trainers be available at the swim training area in the athletes’ village. Vasa machines have held an honored spot at every Olympic competition since.
At the same time, our swim benches started showing up at swim clubs, colleges and gyms across the nation. It became ubiquitous with top-tier swimming programs. Coach Richard Shoulberg of Germantown Academy would dub his poolside fleet of 9 Vasa Trainers as “Lane Seven”— a dry land lane that was and extension to the 6-lane, 25 yard pool at G.A. Many other swim coaches followed suit and created their own “Lane 9” – a fleet of Vasa Trainers on deck next to the pool.
SHARING THE DESIRE TO EXCEL WITH ALL ATHLETES
Our philosophy from the start has been simple. Make great products that produce excellent results. If an athlete or coach has the desire to excel, we share a common goal with them. That is a bond we take seriously.
So even as we gained worldwide recognition at the elite levels, we’ve maintained our focus on supporting athletes and coaches at every age & ability level.
From age-group & Masters swimmers seeking to build strength & speed to coaches wanting effective dry land training, to triathletes needing to improve swim fitness & technique, we’re in it together. We listen to our customers and we make improvements based on their ideas and suggestions. Taking action on that feedback has helped make our machines what they are today.
As Rob likes to say, “this isn’t just a product we’ve developed in a void—it’s a true collaboration with our customers, designers, engineers and manufacturing.”
DEDICATED TO CRAFTSMANSHIP
Making something right the first time matters. All our Ergs and Trainers are designed and made with attention to detail and quality right here in Vermont. “Made in the USA” is important to us. We have a strong commitment to product integrity and value. That’s why our designers and engineers work closely with local manufacturers who share our commitment to quality.
As long-time athletes and coaches, our passion for pursuing our own fitness goals comes to life in the craftsmanship of every Vasa machine. We take a lot of pride in creating machines that we love to use ourselves.
We know that by helping our customers achieve their goals, they will, in turn, share their passion and inspiration with others. We’re proud to offer a 90-day Improvement Guarantee a lifetime warranty on all Vasa products. And if a customer isn’t completely satisfied, we have a “no questions asked” return policy. We want our customers to be happy with Vasa.
As our circle of customers grows, we’ll remain committed to making the world’s best training tools for athletes, coaches and trainers while offering the ultimate level of customer service and support.
We invite you to join us in our commitment to excellence.
Vasa, Inc. is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Eastern Time, with a 24-hour voicemail answering system. Closed for US Holidays.
If you would like to visit Vasa Headquarters, please make an appointment prior to your visit.