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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: Your Monthly Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's newest 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 pl...
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Use Music to Beat the Winter Blues

The Winter Blues: for me, they always seem to hit hardest after the holidays. The decorations are down, the extra lights are off, and the vacation is over, but we're still in the thick of winter. The days are still short, the weather (here, anyway) is still keeping us indoors more often than not, and Spring Break seems so very f...
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Winter Workouts: When You’re Stuck Inside

Between holiday travel and inclement weather, it's easy to let Winter become a slack time in our fitness regime. Outdoor pools are shut down in a lot of regions. It's darker and colder, which makes it hard to get up and get going. Even if you make it outside, it can be dangerous. Sometimes you just get stuck inside: you're trave...
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New Year, New Possibilities!

happy new year! Another year has just about come and gone; time to bring on the next! While New Year's goals and resolutions have gotten sort of a bad rap over time (I mean, does anyone ever accomplish them?) it is without question a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the previous year and rene...

5 of the Best Swimming Spots in the World

Does anyone else have the winter blues? Sometimes it can be hard to focus on your daily routine when you'd way rather be in the water! We've compiled a list of some of the best swimming places in the world to help satisfy your aqua craving this season.   Havasu Falls,  Arizona, USA Located just a few hours west of the G...

HydroActive Headphones (& How They Compare)

I thought I'd talk about the swimming headphones that are out there these days designed so you can listen to music or other audio while you are working out or swimming. There are a wide variety, but which is the best? That is the question that I'll be touching on today. HydroActive Our new HydroActive headphones share som...
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Exercise Rivals: Yoga Versus Swimming

*This article was originally published 1/21/2016.  It was updated 9/27/2016 With all of the exciting types of exercise out there, it can be hard determining which ones you should add to your regular physical fitness routine. You want something engaging and fun! At the same time, you want something that is going to help you meet y...

Endurance Workout Nutrition

Most of us have heard the old adage "food is fuel". It's true! The food we eat powers everything we do, even living itself. It takes energy just to keep our body running naturally, and it takes a lot more to swim a two-hour workout in the pool or run a half marathon. The food you eat and when it is consumed plays a huge role in yo...

Audiobooks for Swimming with a Waterproof iPod

Do you have an Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle?    Via If you do, you know how helpful they are. There are many tools available to keep you motivated in the pool. These days, you don’t have to settle with being bored after several sets of laps. It’s nice to have a little entertainment! Of course, most people list...

The Best Audio Books for Swimming

This article has been updated! Its original publish date was June 19, 2013. Commercial Audiobooks 101 On February 22, 1952, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was performing some of his work at 92nd Street Y in New York City, as part of a 46-location tour in the United States. At the time, he was struggling with alcoholism, experiencing...

3 Nasty Substances Creeping Around in Gym Pools

We all trust that the chlorine and other chemicals added to the gym pool water do their jobs well. We rely on them and we don’t usually give it a second thought. I'll be honest, I usually just put in my Swimbuds Sport, turn on my Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle, jump in, and tune out. Well… maybe we should give it a s...

5 Struggles Only Swimmers Will Get

The struggles are real! Below is a list of common problems that swimmers all around can relate to.   1. Constant Chlorine Smell I seriously feel like I ALWAYS smell like chlorine. Always. My wife probably thinks it’s my cologne. Well, she actually knows better because she swims too and can relate to the struggle....

Recycling Enthusiasts, The Compostable Swimsuit is Here!

Most people hate washing their swimsuit and the regular care and maintenance that is involved. It can be tedious and time consuming. Not to mention, if you don't want the elastic fibers in your suit to break down, you have to be extra careful! For one thing, it has to air dry. No dryer machines for suits. That's a sure way to dest...

4 Pool Rules Everyone Should Follow

The gym pool is a public place. And if everyone agreed to follow a few simple rules, we'd all have a much nicer time there. Let's go over these aforementioned rules of pool etiquette:   Rinse Off Before You Enter the Pool Nobody wants to swim in a pool full of mostly water and a bit of your sweat. It’s not just ...
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Swimmer Nutrition: Vegetarians Can Still Get Plenty of Protein

Let’s cut the crap. We all know that meat based proteins take the spotlight in articles like this all the time. That’s because protein is SOOOO important as a resource for strength training, sculpting your body, and building muscles. The truth of the matter is, you don’t have to EAT MEAT to get protein.   I AM NO...
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How Your Swim Kick Could Be Slowing You Down

  I love being in the water whether it is behind a boat in a river or, during the winter, swimming laps in a pool. But what can I do to go fast in the lap pool? Well, until they let me have a water jet pack to make laps way more fun, I guess I need to work on my form. So, if you feel like I do and you aren't goin...

Nutrition Tricks Every Swimmer Should Know

In any sport you play you are always looking for the edge, right? You want to be the biggest, or the strongest, or the fastest. Well, in swimming it's no different. They train long hours in the pool and gym to become the best and fastest swimmer they can be. Well, if you are looking for an edge, maybe this will help you out ...
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4 Reasons Swimming Should Be A New Year’s Goal

  Alright folks, here we are. A new year and a new set of resolutions. Are you still going strong? Are you still trying to make those positive changes in your life? Well, if you're like me, you did great for the first day and the second. Then, the kids got sick. Then you sleep in and don't go workout cause you'r...
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How Listening To Music While Swimming Helped Me Lose 10 Pounds

Listening to music while exercising is a very powerful tool to have. It has been proven time and time again to be a critical part of not only finishing your workout to the best of your ability but it helps you reach your goals and pushes you to the limit in the best possible way. We have all been at that point when 90% of the wo...
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15 Minute Speed Swim Workout

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that swimming is one of the best workouts you can do for your entire body. You can burn hundreds of calories in just 1 hour. But what if you don’t have an hour to spare? If we’re being real here, we all know life is jam packed with priorities, obligations, work, family, friends, etc. It’s often ...

Swimming N ‘Sync: Wounded Vets with Dolphins

The new year is a time of many changes and new beginnings. Many of us are starting some fitness related goals and it helps to glean off others' strength! Which is why I like to look for inspirational stories to set the tone for the year. Inspiration This week, I was so touched to read about a group of wounded vets who continue...
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The Highest Rated Waterproof MP3 Player is Underwater Audio

The highest rated waterproof MP3 player is the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle. We offer our customers only the best products available, and the iPod shuffle is no exception. Here are some reasons people love the Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle!   User Friendly Design Apple is known for its minimali...
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How to Swim Better in 2015

It's that time of year again when people start thinking about their New Year's Resolutions. While swimming across the Atlantic might sound like the coolest thing ever, it's probably a good idea to set a more realistic goal, like becoming a better swimmer. So, grab your Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle (heaven knows your g...
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Heart Healthy: Swimming May Be The Answer

It is common knowledge that swimming is good for your entire body, and is one of the most effective full body workouts you can take part in. But what is not talked about often is how good swimming is for your heart! Let's look at 5 reasons why swimming is great for a healthy heart.   5 Ways Swimming's Great For Your Heart...
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Why I Now Love Running in the Rain- Underwater Audio

If you are an avid runner like myself, you don't let a little (or a lot) of rain stop you from your daily exercise routine. But chances are you run into the same problem I do, which is...   Risking Death of aN Expensive Device   When you go running in the rain and want to listen to music, you take a big risk ...

Winter and Snow Sports: How Do Waterproof iPods Hold Up?

Well folks, it's winter time again! And with that freezing cold weather comes wicked awesome snow! I have been using my Waterproof iPod Shuffle from Underwater Audio during my lap swims and it has been great! So, I thought, "Well, if my iPod is waterproof, why should I just use it in the pool?" Inspired by winter, I went to the...
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Music to Up New Year’s Resolution

Well it's the end of another year and the start of the next. With a new year comes a New Year's resolution. Now, if you're anything like me, your resolution usually last until January 3rd. So, this year I'm starting my New Year's resolution off right by getting a pool membership and buying a Waterproof iPod Shuffle from Underw...

Replacing Earbuds with Swimbuds

When it comes to listening to music, sound quality is key. Really good headphones can cost quite a lot of money and you have to be careful with them. You cannot take them out in bad weather. Earbuds are a little more hardy but you often loose a lot of good sound quality. So, what is a sound connoisseur to do? Well, that's...
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Best Swim Workout Routine to Keep You Fit

I love to swim. It's a great work out that doesn't beat up my joints. But I have to say that after a while, swimming the crawl is kind of boring. So what is a swimming enthusiast, like my self, supposed to do? Because when your workout doesn't excite you, you stop trying as hard as you should. So, I went online and st...

The #1 One Most User Friendly Waterproof iPod

I don't know about you but I am not the most tech savvy person. So, when I go to buy a tech product like a phone or a new computer, I always try to find one that is really user friendly because if not, I will never get it to work. When I decided that my daily lap swims were getting boring, I started looking for the best and mos...

Swimmer’s Ear 101

Swimmer’s Ear 101 Over 2 million doctor visits a year in the United States have to do with swimmer’s ear.  That is right, you are not alone in your suffering.  Some people would suggest never swimming in a public pool again, but after you read this article you should feel more confident concerning how to avoid swimmer’s ear ...

How to Buy Valentine’s Gifts for Swimmers

Valentine's Day can fill so many people with dread. Christmas is easy because you can get a list, but Valentine's Day is supposed to be heartfelt, thoughtful, and a surprise. How do you buy Valentine's gifts for swimmers? Welcome to every man’s nightmare (and some women’s too!) We want other men and women out there to take som...

Swim Your Way to Toned Legs

Most swimmers will agree that the sweet spots for muscle tone from swimming are the chest and shoulders. However, it is possible to use your swimming work out to shape up your entire body. Don’t forget that a good pair of legs get you to the pool in the first place. Also, if you are looking for great legs but have had knee injur...

5 Reasons Why the Ocean is NOT a Big Pool

Is the ocean really just a big pool? Growing up in Southern California, you begin to wonder why some people insist on swimming in the pool when the ocean is so appealing.  Have you seen how beautiful California beaches are? After relocating to Corvallis Oregon, it has become increasingly clear that there are major advantages to...
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World’s Fastest Marine Animals

  Watching Finding Nemo for the one billionth time starts to bring up some questions. First and foremost is the question of HOW IS IT POSSIBLE for a TINY FISH to out swim a shark? It got me thinking about what are the world’s fastest marine animals?  Also, what makes them fast? What I found out is about to BLOW YOUR...

3 Surprising Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is an amazing sport.     In countless ways. But why do we love it so much? Why do our bodies crave it? Maybe we are sensing all the many hidden perks on a subconscious level. The truth is, there are many surprising health benefits of swimming. I was totally caught off guard by the following three. Starting with: ...

Water Aerobics: The Swimming Alternative Exercise

My view of water aerobics has always been slightly skewed. Instead of seeing it as a viable option for a swimming alternative exercise, I have seen it as the hour to avoid going to the gym pool because all the lanes will be crowded. However, the more research I do, the more my interest peaks!   Could water running be th...
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20 Songs Scientifically Proven to Pump Up Your Swim

We at Underwater Audio are obviously big fans of listening to music while we work out. A good soundtrack can make swimming (or any other workout) a lot more enjoyable. For some more dedicated athletes, however, a more enjoyable workout isn't enough; it's all about finding a more effective workout. Well, we've got good ne...

How to Not Mess Up Your Waterproof iPod

Congratulations! Someone loves you enough to buy you the best invention for lap swimming since goggles!  Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod Shuffle is going to change the way you think about working out. However, we should be honest, not all of us are tech geniuses like cousin Eddie. I am here to offer you some sure-fire way...
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What Makes the Perfect Swimmer Body?

    So, I'm about to throw a big word at you. Ready for it? Anthropometry. The word is defined as the "comparative study of sizes and proportions of the human body." We can use this study to analyze what the perfect swimmer's body should entail. Of course, it's not just about how your body is built that ma...
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Customer Testimonials

What Customers Are Saying about Underwater Audio: Underwater Audio’s oldest customer, Doris Bailey, age 90, never fails to make time for a pool workout despite age or injury. “I mostly swim because I have arthritic knees and swimming takes the pressure off of them; I enjoy swimming and it's good exercise.” Bailey, wh...

TriMoot Testimonial

  We caught up with one of our customers as he trains for an upcoming triathlon to find out how he got his start.  Here’s what we found! Profile Team Blaze Name: TriMoot Location: First North Palm Beach Florida and now Spokane Washington.  (And yes, he does miss the ocean!) Occupation: A Systems Administr...
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New Video Tutorial

The iPod Shuffle has so many great features! Did you know you can add and select different playlists on your shuffle? Or have it tell you the battery level? Our customers love their new waterproof iPod shuffle but so many don't know it can do more than just play music in shuffle mode.  That is why we created a video tutorial...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Underwater Audio Is Green! Living in Oregon, there are some things that you never get to do: swimming in the ocean without having to go numb first, walking outside and not getting rained on at least once per week, or throwing away a piece of paper without that twinge of guilt.  Yes, Oregon is green and so is Underwater Audio! O...

Introducing Swimbuds!

In our ongoing quest to improve ourselves, Underwater Audio has begun offering a new kind of headphone to make your upcoming swim or workout that much easier! Introducing Swimbuds! Direct from the manufacturer, Underwater Audio is the only place where you will find completely waterproof headphones with an extra short ...
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Mother’s Day is Almost Here!

Mothers Day is just one week away!  Do you have anything for her yet?   Underwater Audio has a great product that she’ll love!  Introducing the green waterproof iPod Shuffle, completely waterproofed down to 200 feet in either fresh or salt water.  Whether going swimming in a lap pool, hitting the beach for some sand ...
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Underwater Audio is Worldwide

Check out all the places where our customers live with their new waterproof iPods! Have we sent one to your area yet? Our customers are from all over the country representing every single US state, we've even shipped to Puerto Rico!  Weve also shipped to several countries so far with more to come! Want a waterproof iPod?...
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Did You Know: Five Fun Facts!

We love a fun environment at Underwater Audio, so here are five fun facts about the company: 1. Underwater Audio just celebrated its 1-year anniversary of being in business 2. We have weekly Thursday meetings with donuts and the occasional smoothie 3. Underwater Audio has a company dog (Mac) 4. Underwater Audio has wa...
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Father’s Day is Coming Up!

Do you have a gift for your Dad for Fathers Day? The one special day a year we get to celebrate our Fathers and everything they’ve done for us falls on June 16th this year.  Instead of getting him more socks, another tool set, or adding to his ever growing tie collection, get him something he will enjoy past June 17th.  G...
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Did You Know: Plug and Unplug Underwater

Did you know that Underwater Audio’s waterproof iPod is sealed from the inside out? This lets you not only push all the buttons underwater but also lets you plug and unplug your headphones underwater as many times as you like!  Check out our video to watch it now. Did you know that unlike some other waterproof iPods, Underw...
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Did You Know: Playlist Feature

Did you know the iPod Shuffle has a feature that lets you play select songs instead of just listening to your music in shuffle mode?  That's right!  You can create playlists on iTunes and then browse and select the one you want to listen to on your shuffle! To do this first synch your iPod shuffle with the different playl...
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Did You Know: Play Modes

Ever wanted to listen to a specific song but couldn't find it because your shuffle was playing in... well... shuffle mode? Did you know that just because it's called the iPod Shuffle doesn't mean you have to listen to your music in a random order?  The waterproof iPod Shuffle has not one but TWO different modes for playing mu...

Did You Know: Pause Lock

Did you know the iPod Shuffle has a feature called pause lock? The play/pause button is located on the face of the iPod in the very center. Pause lock is when you can lock the iPod while it’s playing music to keep from any buttons being accidentally pressed.  To do this simply hold down the play/pause button for three seconds...
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Did You Know: Fast Forward and Rewind

Did you know that the iPod shuffle can do more than just skip songs and go back to previous ones?  The waterproof shuffle can actually fast-forward songs too, letting you skip straight to the chorus or your favorite part in a song.  Pretty awesome huh?  But wait...there's more.  This particular iPod lets you also rewind songs ...
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Features

The waterproof iPod shuffle has so many amazing features that you can easily overlook if you aren't actively searching for them. That's why Underwater Audio has created a fun series of posts in our blog called Did You Know? Every two weeks we try to write a new post about a feature the iPod shuffle has that you may not be awar...

Cool Tunes for the Summer Sizzle

  Reports came out last week that so far in 2012, the Earth has experienced the hottest half-year on record...So we here at Underwater Audio wanted to provide you with some cool tunes during the summer sizzle! Check out our staff's recommendations: - "Hearts of Mess" by Gotye - "You and Your Heart" by Jack Johns...

Calling All Users

Do you own a waterproof iPod shuffle from Underwater Audio? Do you love it? Do you train, swim, or run with it on a regular basis? Are you so stoked by its performance that you tell everyone about it? Then tell us! We're looking for customers who have owned their waterproof iPod shuffle for a month or more that want to s...
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Welcome!

This blog was created not only to inform our potential customers about the benefits of being able to listen to music in a waterproof way, but to give a space for our previous customers to share their testimonials and experiences using our waterproof iPod. From humble beginnings,  Underwater Audio has emerged as a leading auth...