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...
Exercise Playlist

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...

Immerse Episode 1: Lisa

Underwater Audio is proud to present a new digital project: Immerse. It's our very own downloadable podcast. Immerse is a talk podcast, in which we interview some of the athletes we know that are doing cool things in their fields, in their pools, and in their communities. This is something that we're really excited about, bec...

Swimming Humor

Swimming really gives you a unique perspective on life. Whether you're a competitor, a passionate recreational swimmer, or you're stuck swimming for exercise, life looks different from the water. Even if your focus and dedication are serious, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the humorous and ironic aspects of a life spent wet. So, f...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day always sneaks up on me and every time I wish I could have remembered a little earlier to make sure the mothers in my life know how important they are! That's why we're giving you this gift guide a little earlier this year. You can find the perfect gift now, so you'll just have to worry about the breakfast in bed and ...

Races You Would Never Agree To

On a recent Saturday, I got out of bed relatively early in the morning, got into my car, and drove thirty minutes to the north side of Albany, Oregon, a city of about fifty thousand people. I circled a parking lot for about eight minutes to find a space, pulled into the last one, and headed over to a small crowd of people stan...

Irish Drinking Songs

With St. Paddy's day coming up, I couldn't resist the opportunity to share one of my musical guilty pleasures: Irish drinking songs. I'm not a drinker, my husband's the same, and we're teaching our kids to avoid alcohol entirely. AND YET, we have habit of listening to pub songs about alcohol - with the kids, no less! - on Saturday...
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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 smal...