I love my Sony waterproof MP3. It has completely changed my experience with swimming.

Sony Waterproof MP3I mean I’ve always loved swimming but there are times when it is difficult to enthuse about going back and forth in a single lane, in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. The repetition of the strokes and the not really going anywhere can seem quite tedious when my head isn’t crammed with thoughts I need to work out.

But since I bought my latest gadget, I can completely zone out to my favourite tracks and take the tunes under water with me. Some health clubs play music in the pool but there’s no real point in trying to lose yourself in the music when your head is under water half the time.

I’ve also worn these headphones in the shower and in the steam room. I’m taking them everywhere with me now.

So if you are looking for a way to kickstart your swimming, then I’d suggest giving these a go.

The key to making sure they work properly under water is to make sure you fit the right earplugs in. There are a few sizes to choose from and remember that you need to make sure the earplugs are big enough to stop water from seeping into the ear. If water does get into the headset, the mp3 recovers quickly enough.