A New Edge Under the Water – Swimming MP3 Players


The sources athletes turn to for inspiration and motivation is just as varied as the competitors themselves. Some may have a lucky pair of socks that helps them keep focused during the game, while others are motivated by the cheer of the crowd. However, there is one source of motivation that virtually all athletes share: music. While they may not be able to play their favorite tunes while competing with other teams, they may listen still prefer to get pumped by listening to their favorite song before the game, or even while practicing. A song’s beat can help the athlete stay motivated to push harder while working out and also helps them shift their focus to something other than the exhaustion that may tempt them to quit. However, this type of motivation does present a disadvantage to one type of athlete: the swimmer. Electronics are known for being hazardous around water, but if a stereo is placed too far from the pool, the music may become muffled, especially when the swimmer dunks underwater. Fortunately, in the age of ever advancing technology, a solution has been developed just for swimmers. → Read More