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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.
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Backyard Pool Safety

A residential pool can be a source of beauty, a center for fun, and a valuable tool for health. However, it can also be extremely dangerous: drowning is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1-4, and most of those deaths happen in residential pools.(1) Backyard pool safety is no joke! If you have your own small ch...
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How to Take Care of 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 everyone is a tech wiz. I am here to offer you some sure-fire ways to get the best li...

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?...

The History of Portable Music: Tech King

Ever wondered how technology and music have evolved to what it is today? The last 15 years or so we've had iPods and other advanced, compact listening devices that only continue to improve. What about before that though? What had to happen so that we have the personal music listening experience that we enjoy today? Music has becom...

The Diet Guide: Gluten-Free

  There's no doubt that you've heard the words "gluten-free" floating around lately. Whether it was from your friend who is always trying the latest diet, your cousin newly diagnosed with celiac, or on that package of yummy-looking muffins at the grocery store that always seem to cost a little extra, it seems like it's e...

Featured Athlete: Paralympian Tucker Dupree

We at Underwater Audio recently had the privilege of talking with 3-time Paralympic medalist, Tucker Dupree! He is an amazing swimmer who was diagnosed with a rare disease, Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) at age 17. Despite his so called setbacks, he continues to thrive in competition and has maintained a positive outlook...

Why the iPod Shuffle is Perfect for Working Out

For most people, working out is easier and more fun when you have music to listen to! It's proven to help with nearly any physical activity, as humans naturally follow a tempo. With so many mp3 players on the market these days, though, you might be wondering which one is best for your workout. You don't want to have to worry about ...
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We all know how gross hair feels after lap swimming, especially in a chlorine pool. That "gross" feeling, it turns out, is actually the result of the pool's chemicals damaging your hair! What if you could prevent that damage to your hair? What if there was a product that could protect your hair from damage while you are swimming? ...
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What Color of iPod Shuffle Describes You?

What color iPod describes you best? With so many colors it can be hard to choose what fits best for you. It may seem like a minor detail to some, but every color can evoke different emotions and has a different meaning. You decide which waterproof iPod shuffle fits you best! SILVER The silver iPod shuffle is the most classic ...

How to Make Waking Up Early Easier

We all know that one person who wakes up every morning before the sun does, and couldn't be happier about it. Let's face it, though, for most of us (even if you're a morning person) waking up early can be hard. I have some tips to help you wake up early by invigorating your mind and body so you can start your day right. Alarm Oh...

Ten Best Workout Songs of 2015

Here at Underwater Audio, we're always on the lookout for new music to work out to. I've had a lot of conversations about this with my coworkers and it's helped me find a lot of stuff I really like. I've come up with a list of my top ten songs to work out to from this year and I'm excited to share it with you. Without further ado: ...
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Swimming With Music Can Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

Hey gang welcome to the 2015! I hope it's going good so far. Now, I know that with a new year comes new resolutions and goals to achieve. As always, I am here to help. Now I am a big swimmer so when I'm trying to shed some pounds, the pool is where I go. But after swimming lap, after lap, after lap, after... well you get the idea,...

Performance Playlist: Music For Swimming

It's almost 2017 and that means it's time to make some New Year's resolutions! Last year I promised to swim everyday but as I got going, I found it really hard to find motivation, especially in the early mornings. I didn't know how to make swimming work for me! I would swim a few laps just to get out of the pool and crawl back i...

The Right Way to Do the Butterfly Stroke

The butterfly stroke has a reputation for being hard to learn. Although it can be difficult, with the right butterfly stroke technique and dedication, it can be mastered. Plus once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun. Check out the steps below to learn the correct way to swim the butterfly!   1. Practice the Correct Ar...
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Inner Dialog After Crushing 50 Laps in the Pool

There is a repeating theme in the thoughts that run through my head after swimming laps at the pool. Some of the thoughts I am sure you will be able to relate to. Unless I'm crazy. Which is highly possible. So, I've just gotten out of the pool and it goes a little something like this: 1. “I rock at swimming.” If I wer...

4 Disgusting Long-term Effects of Chlorine on Skin

As swimmers, we spend A LOT of time in the pool. This gives us chronic exposure to highly chlorinated water. Have you ever wondered what the long-term effects of this exposure may be? Well, I'm here to tell you the shocking truth about the chlorine effects on skin:   Eczema Eczema… not only is it hard to pronounce, but...

4 Swim Moves You’re Doing Wrong And How To Fix Them

Do you ever get the feeling that even though you are on the same field, you're playing a different game than everyone else? For example, other people golf, I whack at the ground with a metal club and hope for the best. Well, in the pool it can often be seem the same. But if you think that doggy paddle is the best you can do, t...

Underwater Audio Australia: They Love Their Waterproof iPods

Aussies love the beach and ocean and all that goes with it. Surfing, swimming, sunbathing, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are all popular activities. They love music, too, which is why our waterproof iPod is a must at Australian beaches.   A Gathering Place Three of the world's oceans meet in Australia: the Pa...
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Swimming Provides Pain Relief

If you have ever lived with any kind of inflammatory disease, you understand how miserable it can be. It is truly the most awful condition. Nothing is worse than when it hurts to move your body. I have so much compassion for people who deal with this. But there is something that might provide relief: swimming!   How s...

6 Sports Made For Introverts

Hey folks! Growing up, I spent a lot of time playing sports. I did everything from baseball to wrestling. I was always with a team and loved the support. But there are those out there who are really the strong, quiet types. They like to succeed at sports on their own. These people are known as introverts. They tend to be quiet...

3 Highest Quality Underwater Headphones

When it comes to listening to music, I always want to hear it on the best system possible. I mean, who doesn't right? Whether I happen to be in my buddy's car (that he spent way too much money on and now has no back seat because it's all speakers) or I'm in a swimming pool trying to match my stroke to the beat, music needs to ...

5 Fascinating Facts About USA Swimming

If someone asked you to name 5 facts about swimming in the United States off the top of your head, would you be able to? It is actually a lot harder than it seems! So let's look at 5 fascinating facts about USA swimming!   65% 65% of people in the U.S. don’t know how to swim. This fact blew my mind! I had no idea so many ...
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NOW AVAILABLE: Swim Workout Audio Tracks with Rebecca Soni

Underwater Audio is constantly looking for opportunities to help you take your swim experience to the next level. First, we introduced our 100% waterproof iPod shuffle. Then, we were the first to design a shorter cord for our headphones to help keep the excess cables out of your way. Once again, Underwater Audio is unrolling...

The Kinesiology and Biomechanics of the Freestyle Stroke (Part 2)

In the last post, we began to explore the human body and how it contributes to the freestyle stroke. We looked at the trapezius, the rhomboids and the serratus anterior and learned what functions they serve in our daily lives. Today, we continue that journey. As we explore the other muscles that contribute to the last two stag...

The Kinesiology and Biomechanics of the Freestyle Stroke (Part 1)

How many of us swim the freestyle? Probably most of us. We may prefer another stroke. But the freestyle is often considered the rudimentary basic stroke that we all start off learning. How many laps of the freestyle stroke do you think you've performed? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? And which muscles do you think you can tha...

Abandoned Pools from America’s Past

The gardener, the last one of Gatsby’s former servants, came to the foot of the steps. “I’m going to drain the pool to-day, Mr. Gatsby. Leaves’ll start falling pretty soon, and then there’s always trouble with the pipes.” “Don’t do it to-day,” Gatsby answered. He turned to me apologetically. “You know, old sport,...

How To Lose Mucho Pounds By Swimming!

The obesity rates in America are sky rocketing. It's a serious problem. There are many health risks, not to mention inconveniences when it comes to obesity... Not fitting comfortably in the standard sizes for airplane seats, having your body mass get in the way of your mobility, barriers to physical activities and general discomfo...

We’re Breaking-Up: 4 Ineffective Exercises to Throw Out Now!

Finding the right work out moves can sometimes feel like hunting for a unicorn!  There are so many suggestions out on the web that searching google for tips can become a full time job. Usually you will hear about how what you choose to do should vary depending on what areas you want to focus on. Yet, some exercises that should be...

Celebrity Swimmer Playlist

Have you ever wondered what kind of music the Olympic swimmers listen to? Next time you swim with your underwater iPod, you can rock out to the same songs that they love with this awesome playlist! These athletes are incredible inspiration for many swimmers across the world. That said- this playlist was made as a celebration of t...

Plan a Swim Routine that will Last Longer than One Week

It is the start of February which means that for most of us, we have FALLEN OUT of our New Year’s Resolution ROUTINE. Planning a swim routine can be a bit cumbersome and even harder to follow through. Underwater Audio has helped you bust out of boredom with your favorite jams. Now we are going to offer some structuring advice...
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Tell Us: How Far/Long?

  We would love to hear from you! On our Facebook page, we like to reach out to existing customers (as well as to interested fans) and ask them how they use our product (or would like to).  Since not everyone visits Facebook (gasp!), we decided to cast our net wider in the interest of hearing from the people who use our webs...