How to Listen to Music While Swimming

Grooving to your favorite tunes while working out keeps you all hyped and pumped. Most people who love listening to their favorite jams will most likely want to crank up that tune while exercising too. No problem with land-based activities but it can be challenging for swimmers. Well, electronics and water do not go well but it can still be done.

Swimming is known to be one of the best exercises because apart from the fact that water has a soothing and calming effect, it is a full-body workout. Each muscle in your body will be stretched and engaged but you will not feel as fatigued as you are when you are running or lifting weights at the gym. Now, how to get your groove on while swimming?

Here are a couple of options for you to try:

Waterproof Pocket

Some devices such as an MP3 player have evolved and designed to fit into a swimmer’s waterproof pocket. It is usually attached to the upper arm so that it will be close enough to be connected to your earphones (to be discussed in the next item). And because these devices are small and lightweight, it will not be bothersome while you do your strokes.

Make sure that you set your playlist and the volume because you will not be able to get it out of the pocket once you jump in the water. Since swimming is not an activity where you can socialize with your peers, having an MP3 player with you keeps you motivated and focused while you are accompanied by your favorite tunes.

Waterproof Wireless Earphones

Waterproof earphones or what they usually call swimphones are not enough for swimmers—it must be wireless too. Imagine swimming with a bunch of wires getting in your way! That just will not do.

The first thing you must consider when purchasing is the earphones’ IPX. It has got to be the best which for now is an IPX7 rating. This is the only rating that could withstand to be submerged in water. Next, make sure that you buy a pair that fits perfectly in or over your ears. Remember that you will be moving your head a lot and with the pressure underwater, you might lose one or both underwater.

The Alternative

Finis SwiMP3 is a special device for those who refuse to use earphone underwater. How does it work with earphones? It has specialized plates that will be connected to your goggles which transmits sound to your cheekbones to your inner ear through vibrations. Unlike its initial model that uses air and water to conduct sound (which by the way only produces muffled noise), the newest technology now produces every clear tone.

There are a couple of ways to listen to your favorite beats while working out even when swimming. This might help you build up more stamina and do more laps!