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Angeli Butler

About Angeli Butler

Angeli proudly embraces "Mom" as title and descriptor. Hobbies and interests include cooking, reading, yoga, knitting, crochet, traveling, and finding new and innovative ways to fit exercise into her schedule.

Underwater Audio Music: Monthly Exercise Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's blog feature: Monthly Exercise Playlist! Every month, we'll be providing a customized playlist, complete with information on where to purchase the songs and, since we're big believers in the power of music in exercise, ideas on how to use them in your workout. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playl...

6 Training Tips for Your First Half Marathon

  So you want to start training for a half marathon! Maybe you've done shorter races in the past like a 5k or 10 mile, and now you're ready for more of a challenge. Bring it on! But before you jump into race day, there are some things you should know about training. 1. Have a Plan Everyone trains differently, but it's ...

Back to School Playlist

Though it's not the beginning of the calendar year, for many students, parents, and teachers it's the beginning of a new school year! Saying goodbye to sun, swimming, and freedom is hard. And trading that in for hitting the books can seem even more discouraging, but we know how much music can influence the mind when you need a litt...
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Choose the Best Waterproof Headphones for You!

So, you're thinking about waterproof headphones. Maybe you're trying a new sport, maybe you're looking for a way to spice up a current activity, maybe you're tired of dealing with less than optimal sound from water or sweat damaging or interfering with your current headphones. But how do you find the set that will best suit you and y...

Surfing with a Theme Song

There's nothing better than grabbing your board and heading to the waves to get some surfing in. What if you could listen to music while you did it, though? Having your jams with you might just be what you need to enhance your time in the ocean. Better Athletic Performance Action paired with the beat of music allows us to h...

Tips for the Perfect Swimming Senior Pictures

Hey there, class of 2017! It's the right time of year to be thinking about your senior pictures! If you're a swimmer, chances are you'll want to show your love of the sport through your photos. But how do you make sure that your pictures look amazing when we all know that photos of swimmers in action aren't always the most attra...

Your End-of-Summer Playlist for Swimming

I can't believe it's already August! With only one month of summer left, you've got to get in those sunny outdoor swim workouts while you still can. If you have a waterproof iPod, you already know how much fun it is to swim with music, but sometimes it can be hard to decide exactly which songs will be perfect for swimming. So...

Benefits of Water Aerobics

Water aerobics isn't just for elderly, injured, or pregnant people! This form of exercise is great when you're specifically looking for a low-impact workout, but there are a number of other benefits to water aerobics as well. After reading this post, you might be ready to give water aerobics a try! Low-Impact Workout This is th...

Recovering from Back Injuries: Pool Style

Okay folks lets talk about a painful subject that I know more than I ever wanted to know about. The ever-dreaded back injury. This has got to be the worst thing. It always seems to sneak up on you! You are doing fine and moving around then Bam!!!! A wrong twist, or a box that is just a little to heavy, and your're on your way to...

London’s “Sky Pool”

Can you even imagine a pool floating in the air? Well, that is essentially what they are building in England. It's a 90 foot long pool that acts as a pool bridge between two buildings in the Nine Elms District. How magnificent is that? It would be so surreal to be swimming so high in the air. As of now, they've dubbed it, "The Sk...

French Swimmer Plans to Swim Across the Pacific Ocean

Ben Lecomte plans to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness to environmental issues. He has already completed a 3,716 mile swim across the Atlantic ocean as part of a fundraiser towards cancers research. Now, he is upping the ante as part of his new exhibition. “He plans on swimming for 8 hours per day and ...

The New Michael of the Swimming World

Michael is not a new name in the sport of swimming. But this blog happens to be focusing on someone other than Phelps. This time, we're talking about Michael Andrew. Michael Andrew is a 14 year old teenager that is vying for the Rio Olympic team. He may have a chance at making it too.   WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH MICHAEL ANDREW...

Top 5 Places To Sail In 2015

Well gang, it's here! August is upon us,and with that comes the hottest part of the summer. When the heats got you down and the air conditioner isn't cutting it, its time to get out of town and head to the sea! While your there find a friend with a sail boat and check out these top 5 places to go sailing this year! # 5 Galapago...

Lifeguards Save Man Stuck in Kelp

Lifeguards exist to save our butts. No, seriously… They do. I know I sound like I’m kidding around. But in all seriousness, I am so grateful for lifeguards and all that they do to ensure our safety at the pool, beach, and any other swimming location. Countless lives have been saved by the hands of lifeguards. For ...

Ideal Fabrics for High Quality Swimwear Part#2

The ancient days of heavy wool swim dresses are over!! Swimsuits are made with an entirely different intention these days: functionality. But the question remains, “Which fabric is ideal for the perfect swimsuit?” This blog entry intends to answer that question. Here are the pros and cons of two very common types of fab...

Ideal Fabrics for High Quality Swimwear

Did you know that back in the day, swimsuits were made out of heavy wool? The Women’s version looked like a dress too! Lucky for us, these days we have many more options. We have the luxury of choosing a high quality fabric that offers comfort, serves purpose, provides structure, and dries quickly. Here are the pros and cons ...

7 Swim Legends’ Pearls of Wisdom

It’s easy to get discouraged when there’s always someone or something better than you. Because unless you’re a superhero, there’s probably someone who’s faster or stronger. But that doesn’t mean you should give up! If swimming is what you live for, keep at it and never give up. No matter what anyone else says. Below ar...

Treading Tricks: How to Last Longer and Stronger

Treading water looks like one of the simplest swimming techniques but it is in fact is one of the most difficult things to do. It is incredibly deceiving! Professionals make it look so easy, but that's because they have practiced long and hard to perfect the art. They have mastered many of the secret tricks that allows them to tread ...
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Waterproof Earphones: The Necessary Tech Accessory

How useful is a waterproof iPod without waterproof earphones? To make the most of your waterproof iPod, it’s important to use the right kind of headphones. Here at Underwater Audio, we offer the most comfortable and reliable waterproof headphones on the market. There are several different waterproof earphones out there. Don’t b...

How to Use Yoga to Enhance Your Swim Workout

Yoga is all the rage these days. You can’t go anywhere without hear someone talk about how amazing yoga is and all the benefits that come along with it. While it's 100% true there are many health benefits that yoga provides, did you know it can actually improve and enhance your swimming techniques and workouts? Let’s look at a f...

Monofins: The “Swim Like A Mermaid” Fin

Have you ever dreamt of what it would be like to swim like a mermaid? Even if just for a moment? I know I have and, believe it or not, still do! What if I told you there is a way to try it out? Monofins are setting the world (and water) on fire! Shaped like a mermaid fin and covered in high performance neoprene, the custom molded ...

Making Playlists for Workouts

Swimsuit? Check.  Goggles? Check. Waterproof iPod? Check. Underwater Earbuds? Check. A killer swimming playlist for your iPod? ... No? It’s OK. Take a deep breath. We’ve got some tips to help you figure out what exactly makes a good music playlist. Add your tips in the comments below! 1. Songs With a Good Beat Studies sho...

Top 5 Swim Fins On The Market

I don't know about you, but when it comes to swimming I think fish have it easy. They swim so fast! Of course, it stands to reason seeing as water is their natural habitat... so they should move fast, right? Now, I know I'm not the first to feel this way. But to go as fast as the fish, I'm gonna need help and (thanks to Ben Fran...

3 Bodily Effects of Hot Tubbing

Sitting in a hot tub can be one of the most relaxing things to do. Whether you are by yourself, or with a bunch of friends, it's always a great experience. But did you know there are also multiple health benefits of hot tubs? Let's take a look at some of them!   MUSCLE RELAXATION One of the biggest health benefits of hot tu...
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Swimbuds Sport: The Future of Earbuds

There are many options when it comes to waterproof headphones. But there is a particular kind that is becoming very popular among swimmers of all types, and that is the Swimbuds Sport Earbuds by Underwater Audio.   The Problem with Most Earbuds The problem most people run into when using headphones (of any kind: waterproof ...

Pros and Cons to Swimming with Boy Shorts

There are unlimited bathing suit styles to choose from, especially for women. This can often make choosing difficult when you're flooded by different options. The most important thing to consider when looking for a new swimsuit is what you feel most comfortable in. For this blog, we're just going to focus on the Boy Shorts styles ...

3 Great Accessories to Use with Yamaha Boats

I love boats! Growing up, I spent many happy hours with my family and friends out on the lake wake boarding, knee boarding and water skiing. In high school, my dad even let me skip class to go to the lake if the weather was right. One thing my dad, my brother, and I always loved was finding new things to make the boat more awesome...

The Swim and Sport Life: A Day in the Shoes of a Swimmer

Swimming is just like any other competitive sport: training day in and day out for months on end. I don't think a lot of people realize how much work competitive swimmers actually go through on a daily basis.   Their days start before the sun is up and continue long after the sun goes down. Let's take a look at the average...

What is a Triathlon Going to Do to My Body?

Triathlons... I have often wondered how the body can actually accomplish such a grueling experience. On a scientific, biological level, it seems very taxing on the body. Which makes me respect and admire people who can actually accomplish such races all the more. The triathletes of the world really are studs! Here are a coup...

3 Awesome Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a very HEALTHY HABIT. One that I wish I did a little more often. I bet many of you wish you swam more too. Perhaps these motivational facts will get us all to the pool more often.   LIVE A LONGER LIFE It's not an exaggeration. The health benefits associated with swimming regularly can help increase your li...

Top 3 Whitewater Rafting Locations Around the World

With the invention of the Waterproof iPod Shuffle, you can now listen to music while WHITEWATER RAFTING. It takes the experience to a whole new level! With that in mind, let's celebrate the awesomeness that is whitewater rafting. Here are the top 3 locations to whitewater raft around the world:   1. Middle Fork, Salmon Ri...

The Science Behind Waves

Summer is the perfect time for swimmers to leave the pool and head to the ocean to swim some laps with their Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod. The water is finally warm enough to swim in, and is very refreshing on a hot day. A pool is a controlled environment, but the ocean is not.   Make sure you have mastered pool sw...

Tri Sports: Gear, Tips, and Tricks to Get Your Best Time

Any athlete who has participated in a Triathlon knows it's not just about how strong or fast you are. It takes a lot of hard work to get there. But there are many tricks that were designed to help you reach your ultimate potential. There is gear and apparel that's been created to help maximize this, as well as secrets and tips tha...

Swim Rituals of the Pros

In every sport, players have rituals to help them get to the winner's circle. Or at least, they hope the rituals will pump them up. When I wrestled in high school I always had to listen to the Black album from Metallica to fire me up and help me focus on what I had to do to win. I always find it interesting to hear what others ...

Top 4 Things to Grab at a Sports Store

When I go to a sports store for new stuff, I often get overwhelmed by all the choices. And sometimes I end up buying the wrong thing. Or walking out with less than the best quality item. So, to keep you from facing the same problem, here are my top 4 favorite things to grab at a sports store.   Nice feet, you should put t...

The Best Products Found at a Running Warehouse

I love awesome gadgets that can help my performance in sports. Running warehouses happen to have a large selection of tech devices. For this reason, I went out looking for the newest items that will help me perform better. I'd like to share the coolest pieces I found with all of you!   1. Garmin Vivofit With the Garmin ...

How to Learn to Swim as an Adult

Swimming is a blast. Whether you're in a pool, at a swim park, or out on a lake, it's great! Having a chance to feel weightless as you move through the water is an experience everyone should have. But what happens if you never learned to swim? Are you just out of luck? Will you never know the joy of screaming as you fly down t...

2014 Best Swim Games to Play With Your Kids Part 3

Swim games are a great way for kids to have a lot of safe, summer fun if supervised by an adult who knows how to swim. My wife and I took our nephews out to the community pool many times this summer. But we struggled to think up new games to teach them. So, we searched around and found some great ideas. Now we are spreading the we...

The Benefits of Swimming That You Don’t Get From Running

Running and swimming are both great work outs. But is one better than the other? I think so. While running will give you a good cardiovascular work out, there are added benefits of swimming that you don't get from running. So let's have a look at a few of them, shall we?   low impact The first benefit of swimming over...

Most Popular Triathlon Magazines and Ads

Triathlons are one of the hardest sporting events because of all the different elements that are involved, and the distance you have to go. There can be a lot to learn and finding tricks to help you with timing can be hard to find. But fear not and don't despair, because there are magazines that can help you. And ads to keep yo...

2014 Best Swim Games to Play With Your Kids Part 2

When I was a kid, it was all about Marco Polo, Sharks and Minnows, Colors, and Diving for Quarters. These were the top four pool games on my radar. My friends and I played these games for hours. It never got old.   These games are still popular among kids at the pool. But now, there are many more options. Here are more swim ...
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What makes perfect running headphones and earphones?

Whether you are The Flash running around the world at light-speed to fight crime, or just going out for an evening jog with the dogs, music can make the experience better. In fact, studies have shown that listening to music while exercising can boost endurance by up to 15%! The only snag (poor attempt at a pun) is the possibility of ...