How To Listen to Music While Swimming

Headphones In Pool

Imagine being under the clear blue waters of your swimming pool and listening to your favorite music! Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? Music has the power to heal and make such a strenuous activity relaxing. Most modern devices are not water-proof. Even Bluetooth signals are weak underground. So, what other ways can we listen to music underwater?

Method #1: Use Bone Conduction Headphones

Although bone conduction headphones suck when it comes to normal listening, water has quite a magical effect on them. As it connects to Bluetooth, you can swim anywhere while listening to your favorite tunes.

  1. Activate your Bluetooth on your phone and earphones.
  2. Once connected to your phone, you can wear your earphones and dive right in!

With these earphones, you can still hear what is happening around you. As it is designed in such a way that your ears aren’t directly involved, it can be worn for a longer time.

Method #2: Using a Water-Proof MP3 Player

This is the favorite method among swimmers. All you need is a pair of underwater earphones and an MP3 player.

  1. Place the player in the rear of your swimming goggles or cap.
  2. Wear the earphones, play your tunes and start swimming.

Method #3: Using a Water-Proof Wireless Headset

With the wireless water-proof headset, you can load in your tunes and listen away while swimming. The USB cord can be used to load up to 16 GB worth of songs.

  1. Load the wireless headset with your favorite tracks.
  2. Turn on the headset, and wear it to enjoy!              

They have an amazing water-blocking feature on their earpiece tips. These tips make sure that water doesn’t seep inside by sealing the inner ear.

Method #4: Using a Smartphone Covered With a Water-Proof Swimming Case

Nowadays, you can get water-proof smartphone cases like H2O Audio Smartphone Case. All you need to do is cover your phone and connect your water-proof earphones, and you are good to go.

  1. Download your favorite songs on your phone.
  2. Cover it with the water-proof smartphone cover.
  3. Plug in your water-proof earphones. You are now good to go.

Method #5: Using Wired Earbuds With Water-Proof iPod Shuffle

The beloved iPod shuffle has been tweaked using Underwater Audio technology, making it water-proof. Its storage is 2 GB, and it has an IPX8 rating.

  1. Simply switch on your iPod shuffle and open your playlist.
  2. Connect your water-proof earphones or earbuds.
  3. Start your playlist and go swimming.

The iPod shuffle works with any other generic brand of earbuds. For the best experience, we suggest using iPod Earbuds themselves.

Method #6: Using Wired Earbuds With Water-Proof Micro Tablet

This tablet is almost the size of a smartwatch. It is attached to swimming caps and has a 3.5 mm audio jack. The Micro Tablet by Delphin comes with a pair of HydroActive earbuds by Underwater Audio.

  1. Activate the tablet and attach it to your swimming cap.
  2. Now connect it to your earbuds and wear them to listen to your favorite tracks while swimming.

Method #7: Using a Wireless Water-Proof Headset With a Built-In Music Player

Wouldn’t it be awesome to just plug in your headset and start the music? No extra players or tablets or phones to carry. The Pyle Flextreme does just that.

  1. Load your favorite songs onto the headset using the USB cable.
  2. Simply switch on the headset, wear it and go swimming.


Swimming is a rigorous exercise that can get stressful if done for long. But listening to music while swimming melts away all that stress. Fall in love with swimming again as you use the above methods to relax while swimming. You can use water-proof wireless or wired earphones with your smartphone or MP3 player. Otherwise, just get a headset with a built-in music player. Things just got more fun!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you listen to Spotify while swimming?

Yes, you can, but your playlist will be offline. Bluetooth doesn’t take well to water, so you will have to have a Spotify Premium subscription to start offline playing. All you need to do is select the Apple Watch as the destination on Spotify to start playing.

Can you use Bluetooth earphones while swimming?

Bluetooth devices run on a 2.4 GHz frequency. This frequency does not work in water. As water molecules attenuate the Bluetooth signal, its range becomes just a few inches underwater. Plus, the air range of Bluetooth is only 10 meters as it is a low-power system.

Can you wear Airpods while swimming?

Airpods get damaged when water splashes on them. As water would leak its air vents while submerged, it is splash resistant. This leak in the vents distorts the sounds while underwater.

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