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JANELA2
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10/26/12 6:44 A

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I'm coming in late to this discussion, but I have used iPods while swimming for a few years. I swim for fitness-- not competitively-- so I don't count. I have some vague idea about number of laps on each stroke, but it really doesn't matter. I'd rather zone out with the music and let the time fly by.

I've had a (2nd? gen) iPod nano in an H2OAudio case for years but the headphones were going and I couldn't find any compatible replacement sets. (Can't use use any ol' waterproof headset with the case.) So... I bought a waterproofed iPod shuffle from underwateraudio to use. You just clip it (no case!) to your goggles. I just got it so am trying to figure out the right buds. I bought the combo set and it came with 2 sets of headphones, and each headphone has a bunch of different sized/shaped buds. I think it'll take a while before I find my "perfect" combo.


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6/26/11 3:07 P

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I use the SwiPM3 and it is great. I usually swim a mile a couple times a week, and it is great to keep me going. I sometimes get bored when swimming, but the swimp3 makes it go a lot faster.

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5/25/11 6:09 A

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"My, my--are we all over 60???"

@YUNKERCM - no not all - but close :-)



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5/23/11 10:31 P

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I just watched the little "SwimP3" video...very cool technology...looks like something I would love to try....but that is pretty pricey for a beginner...maybe if I really get back into regular swimming I will ask for one for Christmas or something.

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5/2/11 5:02 P

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My, my--are we all over 60??? LOL CMY (Carol)

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5/1/11 6:14 P

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I actually bought a pitch counter - put it in a plastic back and use that to count. I keep losing count too.



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5/1/11 6:12 P

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I lose count with or without the music. (I think at one time you and I were the same age, but I appear to have gotten older).


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My other love is music, but instead of listening to canned music, I frequently sing in my head. The only problem is that I lose count. LOL

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ARFIESMOM
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5/1/11 1:38 A

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Several of our swim group members tried the SwimP3 player at practice. The sound conduction was very clear as there are no ear phones, rather you place the pads on your two cheek bones. Most of those who tried it, including myself, thought it was a good product. I personally don't like swimming with music, but if I did, I would purchase one.


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4/30/11 8:21 P

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My pool plays music. I don't always like their choices, but MP3 on top of theirs would be too much.


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4/30/11 5:45 P

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I hope the use of music while swimming is not too controversial. But, I am sticking my neck out and asking - what to people who are endurance swimmers feel about using MP3 players while swimming?

If you are using an MP3 player, would you care to share which one you are using and why.



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