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November 20th, 2016, 11:11 AM
Getting back in the pool after 30 years away from collegiate competion. Latest blood work showed stupid high level of bad cholesterol and I convinced the Doc to give me three months to start reversal with diet and exercise rather than meds. After spending most of my youth and young adult life in the pool I was very happy to walk away. But now after just a few workouts I can't wait for the next. I train solo and I'm looking for recommendations on best equipment available to listen to some tunes while training. All advice welcomed and looking forward to meeting some of you at future events. Don

Allen Stark
November 20th, 2016, 11:32 AM
Swimp3. Here is the swimoutlet link. https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/finis-duo-underwater-mp3-player-(updated-version)-8139404/

November 20th, 2016, 04:39 PM
I think you can still get one, but you can get a waterproof iPod. The thing is getting the right earbuds that stay in or work for your ears. A bit of Vaseline helps keep earbuds in place.

November 21st, 2016, 09:47 AM
I use http://www.underwateraudio.com. My best buy so far. Its basically a waterproofed mini ipod shuffle, you clip it onto your googles and the wires are short. There are lots of tips you can try and see which one works. I swim solo as well, and since I've gotten this, I find it extremely strange to swim without listening to music.

November 21st, 2016, 12:10 PM
Here's a link to the ipod shuffle from underwater audio on amazon so you can see the many reviews. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FA38SG/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1_w
I have this unit, it works well. I find music to be a little distracting sometimes, but maybe it just takes some "getting used to".
Consider the "swimbuds" upgrate to the earphones.

November 21st, 2016, 12:31 PM
I have been using a product called FINIS. No ear buds. The sound actually goes through your jaw bone so the ear pieces sit outside your ears. Downside to this is that you can only use it for swimming so if you are looking for something universal this is probably not your best option. Otherwise I have been very happy with it. I was in the same boat as you when I started back up swimming.

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November 21st, 2016, 12:49 PM
Add this to my Christmas list!!

January 4th, 2017, 05:39 PM
Yes, I have the finish duo waterproof mp3. It is very good sound. However, I'm now on my 4th as the past ones have not consistently been recognized by my imac; and then you can't download music from itunes, if that happens. This new one seems to be functioning better; but have only used it for 3 times. Great sound when it works. Hopefully this will be the best and final one. Great customer service, however.

January 24th, 2018, 07:09 PM
Hey Iím glad to hear your getting back to pool. Me and my doctor had the same conversation and decided that it would be best for me if I also started swimming. I wa looking for the best waterproof headphones for swimming and came across this. Hope it helps. https://soundpatron.com/best-waterproof-headphones-for-swimming/