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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.

Immerse Episode 2: Dave Radcliffe

In this episode, Andrew interviews Olympian and U.S. Masters swimmer Dave Radcliffe, and they chat about his love of open-water swimming, the World's Fair in Cambodia, and how he clinched a spot in the 1956 Olympics because of his assignment in the Army. Immerse is a talk podcast, in which we interview some of the athletes we ...

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...
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Create a Custom Exercise Playlist That Works

Make your music work for you and create a custom exercise playlist that actually helps. Music while you exercise can work for you or against you. And while running to music is far from a revolutionary idea, music can help you get more out of your workout whatever your activity. So whether you're a swimmer, a biker, a kickboxer, or an...

Tanning: The Good, The Bad and The Dangerous

  The sunny season is starting to peek around the corner. While most of us have forgotten about our long-gone tans from last summer, in the coming weeks there will be flocks of people heading outside to get some sun, and the tanning salons will be busier than ever. We hear conflicting arguments about sun and UV light exp...

Enjoying Memorial Day Weekend with Waterproof Music

Memorial Day is coming up! That means a long weekend to enjoy the springtime weather and remember those who have served our country. We're giving you 4 ways to let waterproof music rock your weekend! Throw a Poolside BBQ   What a great way to get friends and family together to celebrate! Throw some food on the grill an...

Earbud Fit Tips

If you own our Swimbuds Sport headphones or HydroActive headphones, I'm sure you've noticed how many different types of earbuds they came with! We include a whole tray of them, free of charge, with every pair. We know that everyone's ear is shaped differently, and we want to make sure everybody can enjoy the same excellent comfort...

The iFloatie: A Lifejacket For Your iPod

Underwater Audio's waterproof iPod is durable in many aspects. It is designed to withstand being submerged in water, flip turns, vigorous workouts and water sports. You can bring it to the ocean or even take a shower with it if you want. It's also accident proof in that if you drop it in the sink or a puddle it will survive no ...

Mother’s Day Gifts

May is here, the flowers are blooming, and Mother's Day is approaching fast! If you've postponed finding a gift, we've got you covered. So, share the gift of music with the water-loving women in your life. Below you'll find a variety of bundles, each including a 100% waterproof iPod and a pair of waterproof headphones. If She's a ...
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7 Reasons to Visit UnderwaterAudio.com

Underwater Audio is a great company with amazing products. It also has a really great website which everyone should take the time to visit. Not sure if that sounds like fun to you? Well, you couldn't be more wrong, my friend. Here are 7 reasons you should visit UnderwaterAudio.com   New and improved The first reason e...

Top Summer Swim Camps 2015

If you are looking to improve your swim technique this year, you may want to look into attending a camp. There are so many opportunities that occur in the summer so now is a great time to start planning if you’re interested. These camps offer a chance to learn from the best and gain a lot of concentrated, intensive instruction a...
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3 Best Fitting Swimming Headphones

Most people would agree that when investing in a new product or electronic or what have you, you are instantly overwhelmed with all the options and brands offering the same product. Though they are the same product, each one is different in its own way. This is no exception when it comes to buying waterproof headphones for the lon...

Ridiculously Awesome Swimming Pools 2015

Who wouldn’t love to have an awesome swimming pool in their backyard? The convenience of it alone would be amazing. But there would be other perks too, for sure. It would be a great landscape feature and add to the value of your property.   Backyard Pools: Natural The classic type of home pool is found in the backyard....

Choosing a Hand Paddle: Top 3 Things You Should Know

Hand paddles are very useful tools for those involved in swim training. They can provide just the right amount of extra resistance. It makes all the difference to have one that fits well with your hand and is a good design. After all, we care a lot about good design here at Underwater Audio. That's why our Waterproof iPod is so great...

Saturday Swim Exercise: Chest

I love to workout, and I really love to swim. Which is great because nothing works all your major muscle groups better than swimming exercises in the pool. Why, you may ask? It’s because swimming works them all at the same time! Every swim can give you a full body workout. So, now comes a tricky question. What can you do if y...

5 Things I’ve Learned Being Married to a Swimmer

Here are a few things I’ve learned being married to a swimmer:   LET HER EAT FIRST Often, I’m excited to talk to my wife after she gets back from a long swim. I find myself eager to ask her a million questions just as she gets through the door. Over time, I’ve realized that upon her return from a vigorous swim, she...

Michigan’s Mermaid Swim School Makes Waves

Many women have admitted to me that much of their time in the pool as a child was spent pretending to be a mermaid. This trend seems to span across generations because my niece is the exact same way. I wouldn’t be surprised if my daughter suddenly starts flipping her imaginary fins in a couple of years either. Which is why it is...

Lean Meals for Swimmers

Swimmers are often very health conscious people. Depending on your level of commitment and training, you may want to consider altering your diet to take your performance to the next level. Eating lean meals with lots of protein will give you a great energy source to fuel your swim.   LEAN MEAL STAPLES Healthy carbs and lean...

Listen to Music While Swimming, Surfing or Sailing

Music plays a huge part in our everyday lives, whether we are aware of it or not. You hear it on the radio when you’re driving, you listen to music while you’re at the gym, and you even hear music while you’re grocery shopping. It’s everywhere! It’s wonderful for brightening your day (or mood), helping you relax, or ...

Tips for Giving a Massage to a Swimmer

My wife is a massage therapist. And she also swims. And she’s also pregnant. Since she is a massage enthusiast, you can probably imagine how many massages she has requested as of late. Luckily, she always guides me through the process with her expertise. So, I feel happy to be able to share some of the things I’ve learned. ...

This Swim Playlist Will Challenge Your Inner Diva

Anyone who is active and works out regularly will tell you that music makes a significant difference in a workout routine. Whether it's running, swimming, lifting weights, or even kickboxing, listening to music will drastically improve your workout. I have created a playlist of my top 10 favorite songs that will be sure to ch...

Saturday Swim Exercise: Legs

It's common knowledge that swimming is a wonderful workout for your entire body. But it's also a great workout for targeting different areas of your body such as your legs. Let's look at some different exercises that would make for a great Saturday exercise in the pool!   Fins For a little challenge and extra toning, try...
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Annoying and Rude Swimming Habits to Break

We all know what it feels like to get annoyed at the pool. But what if we are the one’s guilty of being annoying? I would want to know if I was inadvertently causing anyone grief. Wouldn’t you? So, let’s go over some pool etiquette and the do’s and don’ts of sharing a lane at the pool.   Personal Space I unders...

Top 4 Coolest Water Sports

As summer approaches we are all going to spend more time at the pool. And while swimming laps is fun for a bit... And water slides give us a momentary thrill... Water sports is where it's at. And they are even more fun if you wear your Underwater Audio waterproof ipod shuffle while you play. Whether on a team or with a group of frie...

How to Deal With Anxiety, Depression and ADHD Through Swimming

Want to spice up your mood when you feel bummed out? Want to put a bit of sunshine in your life? Want to have a sense of focus in a world of chaos? Let’s face it, we all want to improve our mental health. It is not as simple as just forgetting all our problems and stressors. We need to be way more proactive. Physical activ...

Under the Sea: Cool Places to Listen to Music Underwater!

I remember having to buy a huge cd book and lug it around wherever I went so I could listen to music wherever I wanted. I lost more cds that way than any other. But hey, when you want to listen to Green Day's “Dookie” album on top of a mountain, then you have to do the heavy lifting. I was so stoked when I got my first iPod and ...
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Underwater Audio vs Waterfi Compared

Disclaimer: This article was written by Underwater Audio. The information presented is that to the best of our knowledge of both our company and others. Purchasing new electronics can seem like a daunting task. There are a lot of options out there and you want to make sure to get your money's worth. Only small number of companie...

5 Tips for Long Distance Swimming

Long distance swimming takes both physical and mental stamina. Regardless of how good of shape you're in, more often than not your mind calls the shots on how long you'll be able to stay in the water during a practice or race. Skipped a meal? Didn't get much sleep last night? Worried about finances? Too much to do in too little...

3 Ways Swimming Earphones Change the Pace of Your Swim!

So the new trend in water sports is music. Whether it's speakers on the tower of your wake boarding boat or earphones in your ears while swimming, you can have music with you wherever you want to go! I think that is awesome! I can remember when you had to pack a boom box and tapes and cd books down to the river or on your boat...
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Best Snorkeling Hotspots to Use Your Waterproof iPod

There are beautiful places all around the world. Some leave you breathless with stunning beauty; others are off the beaten path, waiting to be experienced. Everytime I scuba or snorkel I leave behind the well-known to discover the splendor of the ocean. When vacation time comes around, who wouldn’t want to have a relaxing da...

An Honest Review of Sony Waterproof Headphones and MP3 Player

It's no secret that swimmers of all ages use waterproof music players to listen to their favorite songs while swimming. The dilemma most swimmers face is which system to choose... There are many options to choose from when looking into purchasing a waterproof music player. Sony's main advantage is its extremely well known brand...

Top 5 Outdoor Water Sports to Use Your Swimming Music Player

There is nothing quite like participating in outdoor water sports. Not only are you doing your favorite activity for exercise, but you get to be in the great outdoors! You get to bask in the openness of mother nature. What can be better? I'll tell you what... These days, you can use a waterproof swimming music player for any...

How to Make a Customized Swim Workout Playlist

What is the future of swimming and fitness? Is it some new innovation? Or a piece of technology?   We think we've found the answer! First step: grab your underwater iPod and waterproof earbuds.  At underwateraudio.com, you can now download swim workout tracks. Featuring 3 time gold medalist, Rebecca Soni,  these tracks ...

4 Tricks to Meeting Your Fitness Goals

It's hard to get motivated about fitness. Which makes the goal setting/achieving process so daunting. I understand and want to help! These strategies and tools will help you succeed in both working out and in life. Feeling more capable of achieving my fitness goals has helped me feel pumped up and excited again! Now, I'm read...

Exercise Rivals: Running Versus Swimming.

The Sharks versus the Jets.  Beavers versus Ducks. Montagues versus Capulets. Our society loves rivalries. Underwater Audio is rather loyal to our swimmer base, but we know that lots of runners out there love our iPod.  So we thought we would do a classic comparison between our two favorite sports: Running versus Swimming. &nb...

A Collection of Workout Horror Stories to Keep Your Heart Racing

Hi folks! This year I decided to get into a shape other than round....little did I know what kind of adventures I would have. "Hey Nature, Is That A Wind Storm Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?" and other horror stories from the workout front lines... Hey, could you keep it down? Each morning as part of my workout I go out and wa...
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2014 Top Mother’s Day Gifts for Swimmer Moms

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln Mothers are pretty dang special.  So, I for one try to get my mom a thoughtful Mother's Day Gift. A gift that speaks to the fact that I know her and what she likes. If your mom is a swimmer, you've come to the right place. Because we've found a ...

Annette Kellerman: A Swimming Superstar

We all need a hero in our lives. Lately I have been looking for a workout hero. Someone that I can turn to when I start wondering if it's worth it and that couch is looking really tempting. To find my hero, I started looking at the pioneers of various water sports. I came across many amazing people, but one woman's story stood o...

Crash Course: Swimming Goggles 101

Today there are many choices in swim goggles, from streamlined Swedish goggles to almost snorkel worthy swim masks. Goggles differ in frame type, strap configuration, lens color, and lens material. The most important considerations when choosing goggles is to get a pair that protect your eyes, fit right and match your style! Frame...

Top U.S. Swimming Events

Everyone knows the Super Bowl is the top event for US Football, but do you know where to look for the best swimmer competing, where to see your favorite swimmers, or where to see new and upcoming talent? Swimmers compete in over 4,000 USA Swimming sanctioned events. These events include sponsored series events, regional events and na...
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Waterproof iPhone Cases Compared

What are YOU using a case for?   It’s easy to find lists of waterproof iPhone cases online, but most lists and reviews are missing an all-important question: what do you need your phone waterproof for? Do you need a waterproof case against protection against accidental spills?  Do you want to take underwater ...
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15 Best Triathlons in the United States

15 Best Triathlons in the United States   A short primer to some of the best triathlons in the United States. The great thing about triathlons is that there is something for everyone. Check out this list and see if you are inspired.   Begin Easy     Rio Grande retro Triathlon Albuquerq...

Most Innovative Swimming Gear on the Market

The goal of every sport is to go better, further, faster. Every human has natural limitations though, and in order to improve they turn to sources outside of themselves to gain every advantage they can. In pursuit of this, swimming companies have come up with some pretty amazing products to help you shave that extra second off your l...

5 Signs You Need a Break from Swimming

  Everyone likes finding something they enjoy doing. That one thing they can do all the time and (almost) never tire of. It could be crocheting, baking, skydiving, or swimming. In many ways, the activities we love come to define us; to one extent or another people come to identify us with our beloved activity. On the flip...

5 Most Expensive Headphones (and where to find them)

When it comes to sound quality, any audiophile could tell you the headphones you listen with are at least as important, if not more, than your choice of audio player. But great headphones don't have to cost an arm and a leg, like the ones that made our list. If you're looking for great sound quality, comfortable fit, AND the perk ...
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35 Ways to Use Your Waterproof MP3 Player

What to do? If you’re like me, your first thought at stumbling upon Underwater Audio’s iPod shuffle was “What would I do with it?” (After “Wow, how cool!” of course)   Before committing to a purchase, you have to make sure it’s a worthwhile investment. (E.g.: when my current swimming-to-loose-weight goal ...