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.

Underwater Audio Music: Your Monthly Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's blog feature: Your Monthly 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 playlist?...

Head Strong: The Best Swim Cap Options on the Market

Finding the right swim cap is pertinent to swimmers of all skill levels, whether it's your very first time in the pool, or you have been swimming your entire life! A good cap really makes a difference in your training in the pool. There are so many different options that it can be a bit overwhelming, especially when it comes to the ...

Buying From a Family Business

There is a lot of talk lately about buying from smaller businesses, rather than doing business with bigger corporations. As a small, family owned business, Underwater Audio can tell you what the benefits are, as well as what we as a company can offer that our customers may not get elsewhere. You will talk to real people ...

Using Your Waterproof iPod Shuffle in the Rain

April showers bring May flowers, right? Well so do a lot of the other months, especially in the Pacific Northwest, headquarters of Underwater Audio! Lots of rain means lush, green life all around, but it also means rain never stops us! Nobody would get anything done around here if we waited for the sun to come out. That means working...
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5 Advantages to Swimming Over Other Sports

There are hundreds of different sports and activities you could practice to get exercise, get in shape, lose weight, or simply to have a good time. But there are a lot of reasons to pick swimming over other sports. Let’s take a look at 5 advantages of choosing swimming for your next workout. Swimming is the only exercise that u...

How to Be Awesome At Sharing a Swim Lane

We have all arrived at the pool for some laps only to find the lanes full and the only option is to share a lane. For those of us who are not used to the do's and don’ts of being an outstanding lane partner, rest assured it is not as bad as you think.   POLITENESS GOES A LONG WAY This is a major guideline for swimming wit...

Five Swim Coach Potential Pitfalls

Let’s talk about the things that swim coaches do that we wish they didn’t. This is why I choose to listen to audio tracks on my Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle instead of having a swim coach. Here are 5 ways that some coaches really drop the ball in my opinion.   1. Treating All Swimmers the Same Way Ev...

Former Swimming Olympian Faces 18 Month Ban

Unfortunately, Olympic swimmer Park Tae-hwan of Seoul, South Korea recently failed a blood doping test. As a consequence, he was given an eighteen-month ban from competing.   His public Apology He seems very remorseful about the situation and recently came forward with an emotional response to the public. “The FINA ban...

Missy Franklin Going Pro

If you follow Olympic swimming, you automatically know who Missy Franklin is. The truth many may not realize is that she is actually quite young. She is starting a new chapter in her life and just now leaving collegiate swimming. However, at least it sounds like she is leaving on good terms:   Went out of the NCAA wit...

4 Athlete’s with Crazy-Intense Ripped Swimmer’s Shoulders

SWIMMER SHOULDERS. It's a thing. Swimmers are notorious for having huge, bulky, massive, muscular, awesome shoulders. Many have tried to replicate it. And many have failed. The thing is, there is nothing quite like a swimmer shoulder. It has a special tonality to it. It seems the only way to attain it is through excessive amounts ...

Condition Yourself to Become a Swim Junkie

So you want to be a swimmer. Not just an occasional swimmer, but a hardcore, eat-drink-sleep 24/7 type of swimmer. Here’s what you need to get started!   1. Motivation Like anything that requires effort, you need motivation to do it because sitting on the couch watching TV is much easier than working out. Write dow...

How to Tell If You Are Swimming Wrong

We all want to swim correctly. Swim technique is important. If we are going to spend all this time in the pool swimming laps, we may as well be doing it efficiently! Am I right? You know I am. But how can you tell if you have proper swimming technique or if you are doing it wrong? Here are two possible indicators:   Do...

Is #Streamlining a New Thing on Twitter?

The twitterverse sometimes alludes me. I admit, it’s not my number one social media outlet. If I had to rank them in order of usage, it would be blogging, instagram, facebook, then twitter. I definitely get most of my media updates from reddit, but I don’t know if that counts. I’m not sure what the rules are.   #Str...

The Swimming Build for Speed

Sports come in all shapes and sizes! Which is good because so do people. There are sports for the lean and long and the tough and the strong (I am so sorry that rhymed I couldn't help myself). Now, I believe anyone can play any sport they want with enough hard work. But there are those who are just made to succeed at one spo...

Is it Time for a Swimming Break?

Often, I write about how to swim faster or work harder. I have researched ways to push past the pain and the limits of what you think you can do. I have learned some really great tricks and techniques to cut through the water like a pro. But I want to talk about the other side of training for a bit. The often overlooked part of...

Great News Young Triathletes: NCAA Scholarships!

If you are a triathlete and you are still in college or about to apply to college, you will be stoked to hear this news. You can now win money for school in the form of a scholarship. So, not only will all the training pay off in your body and in fun, but maybe in legitimate funds too!   NEW NCAA SCHOLARSHIP OPPURTUNITI...

Toss It: 5 Swim Techniques That Don’t Work

As an athlete, you work really hard to develop your skills and techniques. With all the long hours in the gym, or field, or pool... you hope it will one day lead you to victory! Sometimes though, you end up with techniques that you thought were great but really end up hurting you as you compete. I wrestled in high school and...

5 Ways Exercise Makes You More Intelligent

We all know exercise is good for the body, but did you know it's good for the mind too and can actually make you smarter? It's true! So, grab your Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle and get your body in gear today! Here are five ways exercise makes you more intelligent.   5. Improved Brain Cognition Scientists have...

Swimmers Decrease their Risk of Alcoholism

Being a devoted swimmer sure has its perks! For one, you’re automatically in the group of people who get a cardiovascular workout regularly. Which means you are less likely to acquire heart disease, cancer and diabetes among other health benefits! There are a number of mental health benefits too.   Swimming Regul...

The YikYak App is Causing Drama in the Swimming Community

Apps have pros and cons. They can be used for good, or bad. For instance, Snapchat could be a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family by sending awesome photos. Or it can be a way for people to send inappropriate content without being held accountable for it because it deletes so quickly.   Yik Yak and the swim c...

Engaged: Michael Phelps is Taking the Plunge

Michael Phelps has taken many, many plunges during the course of his life and swimming career. However, this is a whole new type of plunge. It has been reported all over the news. You may have already heard about it. But just in case you haven’t, here is the inside scoop:   HER NAME IS NICOLE JOHNSON “Phelps,...

Heated Pool 411: What Are the Pros and Cons?

Swimming pools are a refreshing escape from the summer heat. They're the perfect backdrop for backyard barbeques and parties—that is until the temperature drops. Want to extend the fun times of swimming pool season? You can, with a swimming pool heat pump! Here are the pros and cons to think about when considering a heated pool....

How to Prevent Pesky Swimsuit Chafing

Imagine this: you are at the gym. You are swimming laps and listening to your favorite new song on your trusty Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle. You are having a great time. Then you start to feel slightly uncomfortable. Your swimsuit is rubbing you the wrong way. In a few minutes, what used to be slightly uncomfortab...

3 Men’s Swimwear Lines You Should Get Hecka Excited About

I know it's only January, but I have already started to see this year's swimsuits displayed in stores all over town. To join the movement, I thought I'd add my two cents on the matter. You know, to give a man's perspective on swimwear.   If you have read any of my blogs, you already know what my favorite swim device...

Salads, Sandwiches and Swimming: Entry #3 (SWIMMING STRATEGY)

Everything I've ever researched about getting into shape comes to this conclusion: diet and exercise go hand in hand.   Luckily, I know the perfect workout: swimming! And the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod makes the time fly fast while I'm doing it which really helps! But still, some questions remain. How long should I ...

How to Become a Swimaholic: Getting Addicted to Swimming

Want to get addicted to swimming? Want to crave the water? Want to overcome barriers that keep you out of the pool once and for all? That's the dream... isn't it? The following list isn't 100% guaranteed but it sure helps get us closer! Check it out: Be Nice to You Make it Doable. Try not to push the limit too far on ...

How to Sabotage Your Swim

Feeling lucky today? Is luck part of the winning strategy? Most athletes are going to tell you NO.  Instead it is a combination of PRACTICE and MENTAL STRENGTH.  Are there things that you can do that will bring your luck down?   I have come up with 10 ways that you can sabotage your swim. Look out for these things that swimmers...

Salad, Sandwich and Swimming Challenge: Entry #2 (SUPER TRACKER)

Day 11 of the month long swim challenge!  Woot, woot !!  That's one third of the way through and so far I'VE LOST TEN POUNDS. Which is significant to me, at least. So, the main lesson here is swimming and nutrition can really work in tandem to bring us closer to good health. I want to spread this good news with everyone I ...

Sandwich, Salad and Swimming Challenge: Entry #1

Improving your health isn't always easy.  In fact, for some (myself included), it's SUPER HARD! It didn't used to be this way. When I was younger, all the physical activity my body required was already built in to my lifestyle. Sports leagues and dance classes in grade school turned into walking to college classes everyday, fitnes...

Eating for your Lungs: A Diet for Better Breathing

Breath control and timing are keynote to any swimming routine.  No matter how good of shape you are in, breathing can always pose a problem.   Certain days feel harder than other days when it comes to my breathing. Is it possible to do things to help you breathe? You better believe it! I quickly learned that your diet act...

Inspirational Individuals: Successful Swimmers

Phil the groundhog predicted an extra long winter for this year. Everyone around seems to be feeling the gloomy effects of these winter storms.   What can help motivate me to get up an hour earlier to fit in a workout? Hopefully these stories of successful swimmers will give you the inspiration you need to overcome any ...

We’re on T.V.!

Check out our new video featuring Logan Storie and KMTR Newsource 16 footage! Our waterproof iPod Bundle provides the best experience for lap swimmers on the market. Like our video on YouTube and share with your friends! http://www.youtube.com/watchv=6sswfUfkrK0&feature=colike...

Kites for Kidz

Check out this neat non-profit: Kites for Kidz collects new and used kiteboarding gear and donates it to kids who don't have the money to buy it themselves! Props to these folks for helping kids get active and have fun! https://www.facebook.com/KitesForKidz ...
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Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS, Andrea Burns-MacDonald! We were truly inspired by your Olympic-distance triathlon saga and hope that, the next time you hit the pool, your music will keep you going strong! Please send our page a message (button at the bottom right of our timeline picture) for details on how to claim your Waterproof iPod Shuffle Mega...

What’s Your Goal?

Summer is on the way! Summer is the perfect time of year for new beginnings and big adventures. Tell us, what are your summer goals? Have any personal records you want to meet or beet? 5k, 20k, Matathon? What are your great summer plans? Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail? Scuba Diving in the great barrier reef? Leave a comment below....

Why do YOU Workout?

Hello Everyone Happy Friday! Hope the weekend treats you well. At Underwater Audio, we have our own reasons for swimming, running, biking, and adventuring. What we really want to know is why do YOU exercise? Health reasons? Competitive sports? Stress releif? FUN? Tell us in the comments!...

Spring is in the Air

Happy Monday! Spring is in the air in our little corner of the Pacific Northwest! How can we tell? It's actually SUNNY! We love spring for exercising: the sun, the flowers blooming, the air that isn't quite ready to smother you with heat... What's YOUR favorite season to exercise in, and why? Like, share, and tell us in the comments!...

Favorite Recovery Foods

When you finish a tough workout, you need to fuel up! We really love: hummus+pita, smoothies, and yogurt+fruit! What's your go-to food for refueling and recovery? Tell us in the comments! ...