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...

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...
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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...

Beating the Weight Loss Plateau [With Swimming]

If the words "weight loss" make you groan like an 8th grade history class getting a pop quiz, then you're not alone. This study shows that 50% of American adults wants to lose weight, but only 25% are making serious changes to try to reach that goal. I would venture to say that the percentage of those actually seeing a difference o...

Secondary Drowning

For most of us, the fear of drowning is real and emotional. Nobody wants to be stuck in deep water, struggling for air and feeling the water coming in. The scenes that are drawn in our minds are frightening, and can be easily pictured. But, could you imagine drowning while at home on your couch? Between the years of 2005 an...

Freestyle Stroke Biomechanics

Now with more! Originally posted on our blog by Lauren Griffith as "The Kinesiology and Biomechanics of the Freestyle Stroke" Parts 1 and 2. How many laps of the freestyle stroke do you think you've performed? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? And which muscles do you use? Have you ever felt that comfortable ache in your muscles aft...
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Waterproof Headphones: Underwater Audio’s Comprehensive Guide

Underwater Audio currently offers four styles of waterproof headphones with five different types of earbuds, many of which come in multiple sizes. It's time to clear up some of the confusion and learn how to get the most out of your waterproof headphones. Know what you're here for? Skip to: Swimbuds Swimbuds Sport Swimbud...

Swimming for Beginners – Guide to Learn Swimming

So you're ready to try swimming for exercise, but maybe it's been a while since you've been in the pool. A lot of people choose swimming because it's such a great form of low-impact exercise. Whether you're suffering from arthritis or joint pain, recovering from an injury, or you just want to try a new sport for weight loss and othe...

Surfing with a Theme Song

There's nothing better than grabbing your board and heading to the waves to get some surfing in. What if you could listen to music while you did it, though? Having your jams with you might just be what you need to enhance your time in the ocean. Better Athletic Performance Action paired with the beat of music allows us to h...

Tips for the Perfect Swimming Senior Pictures

Hey there, class of 2017! It's the right time of year to be thinking about your senior pictures! If you're a swimmer, chances are you'll want to show your love of the sport through your photos. But how do you make sure that your pictures look amazing when we all know that photos of swimmers in action aren't always the most attra...