Author Archives: Angeli Butler

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.

Immerse Episode 4: Patrick Fellows

For this one, we got a hold of Pat Fellows! He's been behind the Louisiana Marathon, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, and several Baton Rouge restaurants. He has also run ultramarathons, competed in the Ironman, and swam 32 miles in the Gulf of Mexico in 2007. [Also available on iTunes and Google Play.] Immerse is a tal...

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...

Delphin Guide: General Functions

The Delphin is an innovative waterproof Android device. This is a general guide describing the basic functions of the Delphin. If you have any further questions about the Delphin or Underwater Audio, please contact our customer service team at 877-849-0750 or email us at Help@underwateraudio.com Getting Started To turn on the Delp...

Sun Exposure and Vitamin D – What’s the Right Balance?

It's summer and the sun is out, but we're not just making small talk about the weather here. We're talking about health! We've all heard about the detrimental effects of too much sun exposure, but getting some time in the sun is also the most effective way to get essential Vitamin D. So what's the best way to strike a healthy bala...

5 Ways to use your Waterproof iPod (Besides Lap Swimming)

People who swim laps regularly love our waterproof iPod shuffle because it breaks up the monotony of going back and forth in the pool. But what if you're not exactly a competitive swimmer? There are still a ton of benefits to having a waterproof music player. Here are five ways you can use your waterproof iPod outside of the lap la...

Pool Etiquette 101

Lap swimming can be a little intimidating while first starting out if you don't know what to expect! Whether you're a brand new swimmer or just want to brush up on your etiquette, we're here to help. You might even be heading to a bigger, more crowded pool that requires more attention to what you're doing. Wherever you're headed next...

5 Amazing Places to Swim This Summer

Who's excited for summer swimming? You can finally get out of your gym or neighborhood pool and explore other great outdoor options to cool off from the hot sun or relax under the stars. We're going to help your imagination run wild by giving you these amazing swimming places to try! Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas Located 5 ...

Raving Underwater Audio Reviews

Underwater Audio has been on the forefront of iPod waterproofing and the buzz has gotten around! The Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle is the best out there and the public agrees. So, today I thought it would be fun to toot our own horn just a little. Here are some of the best comments from reviewers of our product as we...

3 Effective Strategies For Open Water Swimming

Summer is coming and that means it's time to take those triathlon races outside! I guess the running and biking sections are already outside but with warm weather, the swimming section can head out there too! Swimming in open water isn't the same as swimming in lanes in a pool. There are many other factors to consider in order t...

7 Birthday Present Ideas for a Swimmer

It’s always hard to know what to get someone for their birthday. It helps to know what the person’s hobbies are, and if swimming is one of them, you’ve come to right place. Look no further than Underwater Audio and Etsy for thoughtful, unique, and useful gifts the swimmer in your life will adore. Here’s a list of ideas to get...
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Introducing the SWIM iPod Shuffle

Swimming. It’s awesome, isn’t it? It’s such a stellar sport and pastime. Can you imagine what summers would look like if there was no such thing as swimming? I don’t even want to think about it. It’s soul crushing! Can you imagine swimming getting any better? Well, guess what, it just DID! Because now, you can LIST...

Hot Yoga and the Waterproof iPod Shuffle

Hot Yoga. What sets it apart from regular yoga? Why is it better?   Back Story Well, what makes it different is that it is performed under hot and humid conditions. There are a couple added benefits of doing so. First, it can increase a person’s flexibility while they perform the poses. Second, it is designed to mim...

The Best Swimmers iPod on the Market

Swimming is such an amazing sport in so many ways. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t know how to swim. So many of my Saturdays would look different. And I wouldn’t have nearly the amount of summer adventures.   What My Wife Does However, with that said, if you do enough of anything, it can become routine or bor...

Why You Need A Waterproof Audio System

Hey, do you remember having to plug in an adapter to your tape player just so you could listen to your Sony disc man? I was always worried that the next speed bump I hit would be my cd's last. Thank goodness that technology has come so far! Now you can take your music anywhere you want! Even into the water where most electronic...

Best Waterproof Phone Cases

Has this ever happened to you? You're giving your dog a much needed bath when all of the sudden your phone rings with an important call you have been waiting for... Now of course you could just let it go to voicemail .... Buuuut you don't. Then, mid conversation, Benji decides to try out his jumping skills and his ninja tail ch...

How a “Swim iPod” Can Help You Train Better For a Triathlon

Well folks, it's that time again. That's right, triathlon training time! Now, I don't know about you, but in the past when I have trained for triathlons it often times gets boring. I have found it hard to know how much I had improved from day to day. But all that is behind me like the guys I left in the dust to win. Because I h...

Reasons Why Swimming Makes You Famished

Do you want to head down to the closest buffet restaurant and stuff your face until you pass out after a swim? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel totally famished after they’ve finished swimming. Why does this happen? I did some digging and here’s what I found.   Blame the Cold Water Researchers suspect ...

Why iPod Swimming Is Superior To Normal Swimming

In an attempt to keep my New Years Resolution, I started swimming laps this year. It was going great...for the first two days that is. Then, I realized that swimming laps can be kind of boring. Also, the longer I went the slower I went. So, I went on a mighty quest to find some talisman that would add joy to my swimming exp...

4 Reasons for Investing in Waterproof Music

I love swimming! Laps are a great way to start the day and I always feel good and ready for my day afterwards. But after months of swimming laps, I started getting kind of bored. You can only count your strokes so many times before you start to lose it a little, especially in a contained area like a pool. A great way to add...

Underwater Audio: More Than Just Waterproof MP3 Players

I love to swim. So, when I decided to get in shape, the workout that looked the best to me was swimming. Lap swimming didn't look so hard and at least it would be fun right? Wrong! At first it was okay. But after a while, it started to get really boring. So, I started looking for ways to make it better. That's when I found Unde...

Summer Slim-Down Swim Program

Alright folks! Summer is right around the corner and it's time to get ready. When summer prep time comes, I usually don't have a plan on how I'm going to get in pool side shape. So, this year I'm getting a head start and planning it out. That way, when the sun is finally here,  I'll be ready. You should join me! Here's my...

Saturday Swim Exercise: Arms

Swimming is an awesome way to lose weight and increase muscle. Swimming laps by using the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, or butterfly stroke all help to strengthen the arms and shoulders. Here are some other ways to get rid of those unwanted flabby underarms and achieve the tight, toned arms you've always wanted.   ...

Snorkeling Made More Interesting With A Water iPod

I don't know about you, but I think everything is better with music! Even things like being stuck on hold are better when they play that awesome elevator music. But for a long time I was limited on where I could listen to music. First, it was only in the house on vinyl. Then later, tapes in my Walkman! Now, I can take my whole ...

Best Swimming Baby Photos 2015

I am due to have a baby any day now. So, as I am sure you can imagine, I've got babies on the brain. What could be more sweet than looking at a bunch of photos of babies swimming? It combines the two big focuses of my life right now! But seriously, who doesn't love a cute baby? So, I gathered up a little photography collection to ...

Water sports: The Top Rated Sports and Best Places to Play Them

When it comes to the world of sports, water sports are ranked very highly. This is because there are countless kinds of sports and activities to choose from. There is something for everyone, no matter what your preference may be. Let's take a closer look at the top 3 highest rated water sports and the best locations to participate...

3 Tips to Excel in Endurance Swimming

One of the hardest sports that I have ever heard of is endurance swimming. Anyone who does this, whether it's during a triathlon or just a swim race, is way tougher than I am. If it's something you want to do, let me warn you. It's not for the faint of heart. It's not like you can just stop in the middle and have a seat to ...

2014 Best Swim Games to Play With Your Kids

Kids have a lot of spastic energy. The best way to get it out during the summer is by swimming in the pool. As Nacho Libre once said, "But sister, they are just niños trying to release their wiggles." In the pool, they can get some awesome exercise, have fun with their buddies, and wear themselves out so that they fall asleep on...

3 Tips for Cold Water Swimming

COLD WATER SWIMMING. In many ways, it's an entirely different sport from swimming in a gym pool. For one thing, it's open water swimming. So, weather and waves are a factor. Secondly, the temperature isn't nearly as regulated. For this and many other reasons, you need to be prepared.   Protect Your Core WEAR A WETSUIT. I...

4 Ways to Extend the Length of Your Swim Workout

Any type of exercise you do helps your health, even if it's a brisk 10 minute walk. But the longer you can endure a workout the better, you will burn more calories and build up your endurance. Let's look at some of the most effective ways to extend the length of your swim workout.   Balance Drills Just like runners stret...

3 Tricks To Treading Water

Treading water is a technique all swimmers must master at some time or another. For many, this comes naturally. But for others, it takes more time and effort to develop this skill. Here are some treading water tips to help you stay afloat in the water and will help you master this technique in no time!   HANDS The first tri...

Swim Faster: The Myths and the Facts

One of my favorite shows is Myth Busters. And one of my favorite topics to blog about it swimming. So let's combine the two, shall we? Today, we are going to bust two myths about swimming faster. And then we are going to report two truths about swimming faster. Ready, set, go:   Myth #1: Having a certain body fat pe...

Mini Triathlon: Which Location is Most Fun

If you are looking to do a triathlon, you're probably aware you must consider many factors such as weather, time of year, whether it's flat or if you're dealing with hills, etc when deciding on a location. We're going to look at a some of the most desirable locations for a triathlon. San Francisco, California Escape From Alcatr...

Cap Talk: Best Swim Caps on the Market

all the choices! Lets be honest, so many of us are vain about our hair. We don't want it getting destroyed by the harsh environment in the pool, be it a chlorinated pool or a salt water pool. It is for this reason that I started doing research about swim caps. Who knew there were SO MANY different kinds of swim caps?! I didn'...

3 Coolest Surf Shops in the U.S.

There are thousands of surf shops throughout the United States, and it can be hard to pick where to do your shopping. Which one is the best? We're going to look at the top 3 coolest and most unique surf shops in the U.S.   Surf N Sea - Haleiwa, HI Built in 1921 and operating nonstop since 1965, Surf & Sea lays claim to...

Freestyle Stroke Biomechanics

Now with more! Originally posted on our blog by Lauren Griffith as "The Kinesiology and Biomechanics of the Freestyle Stroke" Parts 1 and 2. How many laps of the freestyle stroke do you think you've performed? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? And which muscles do you use? Have you ever felt that comfortable ache in your muscles aft...

How Good of a Swimmer Are You?

Many people like to swim for recreation. But have you ever wondered what makes a good swimmer? Swimming really boils down to a solid knowledge of the basics and a certain skill level. We are going to go over what it takes to be a "good swimmer" in today's blog:   Treading Water A basic swimming skill is treading water...

Treading Your Way to Fitness With Swimming

WATER DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE. Swimming is a truly remarkable form of exercise. It is rare that a sport can boast such a diverse group of participants. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and fitness levels can participate in, and benefit from, swimming.   For people in all conditions Swimming can help the most...

Best Waterproof Camera, Music Player and More!

If you spend a lot of time in the water, whether professionally or leisurely, you probably know there are endless waterproof accessories to choose from! But for this blog we're going to focus on the best waterproof camera and music player out there!   Waterproof Camera After endless hours of research most consumers have agr...

Swimming Workouts To Get Into Shape

Swimming is such a great way to get into shape because it's one of the only sports that requires you to use every muscle in your body simultaneously. Swimming tackles everything from sculpting your back to toning your arms—all without having to pick up a weight. It is also a major calorie-burner. An hour of moderate swimming ca...

3 Tips for Proper Swimming Form

There are three vital components to any workout that will change everything for the better: proper form, warming up, and cooling down.   No matter what you are doing, proper form is vital.   Why is Proper Form Important? It will help your body develop correctly, and often times more quickly. Proper form is cal...

How Water Skiing or Wake Boarding to Music Improves Your Tricks

Boating and water sports are in my blood. From the time I was a little kid I would spend every weekend on a boat water skiing or wake boarding, and trying tricks was just part of the game. It was all about going big or going home, and a good crash was a must or the run wasn't worth it. When I was in high school my parents boug...

The 5 Best Pointers for Triathlon Training!

Running a triathlon is no joke. It takes a lot of time and training to get your body up to the shape it needs to be in. It can be overwhelming and you may be wondering where you can start, and what will give you the best edge to win. Well thank goodness you have me. Here are a few Triathlon training tips that will help you out. &n...

6 Best Swimming Hot Spots in the World

  Now that's a good lookin planet! Our planet has a surface area of about 510,065,600 km². Yes, that is an extremely large number. What can I say? Planets are big ol' things! Of that surface area, ~70% of it is covered by water! That is 361,126,400 km², also a very large number. So oceans and other water bodies cover so...

The Ultimate Guide to Swimming For Weight-Loss

Everyone wants to look in the mirror and like what they see. Everyone also has a different idea of what they WANT to see. For many, this means shedding unwanted weight, developing muscle, or toning up existing muscles. Swimming has been heralded as a flag-ship of weight loss or 'calorie burning' activities, but as always, it is ea...

Best Gear for Water Workouts

Ever woken up in the morning to go running and then remembered how your knees protested last time? Or maybe it’s the middle of summer so the only way to beat the baking sun is to get up at the crack of dawn       (way before your brain is alive...).   It’s O.K.; you’re not the only one.   So what should...

The Science of Improving Lap Times

Have you ever felt like the faster you tried to go, the harder it was to go fast? Improving lap times is the goal of most lap swimmers. They can work on this by competing with others or themselves. In some cases though, they might just be making it harder on themselves.     Don’t Drag Me Down   The big...

Hold Your Breath: Surprising Tips on Increasing Lung Capacity

Whether you want to breathe less while swimming, better your running endurance, or just want to show off to friends at a party, increasing your lung capacity can benefit you.   While no one can increase the physical size of their lungs, it is possible to train them to be more efficient in taking in and using oxygen. Th...

Crash Course: Teaching Your Kids How to Swim

Swimming is a very useful life skill that can help a person in many ways. It's a good idea for parents to make sure their children learn how to swim, and there are many things a parent can do with their children to help them learn from an early age.   Safety First Before teaching kids to swim or doing anything in or...

World’s Most Expensive Swimming Pools

It's no secret that pools aren't cheap, and the bigger the more expensive. But there are people in the world who have lots of money. This is what happens when the two meet.   Public Pools Szechenyi Bath House- Budapest, Hungary The heart of this bathhouse was constructed in 1913, which is reflected in the Art-No...

Inception: Rivers and Lakes…Underwater?

Ever heard of an underwater lake or river? No, not underground in a cave or something. We’re talking a river flowing through the ocean floor. A body of water within a body of water (*Inception*)     Going Deeper... The deep sea is known for producing odd things- giant crabs, glowing fish, et cetera- but ...

Shocking Swimming Records

People do crazy things all the time, but sometimes these things are borderline unbelievable. Here’s a sampling of some of the most amazing swimming feats humans have achieved.     Hold Your Breath   I’m sure you’ve seen kids have contests to see who can hold their breath the longest. Well, apparently som...

Myth Busted: Eating Before Swimming

I'm willing to bet most of you have heard the saying “Don't go swimming for at least an hour after you eat that or you'll get a cramp and die!” Mothers the world over tell their children this for fear they'll drown after eating a popsicle. Heck, the 1908 edition of Scouting for Boys apparently warns against it! So why does...