Training for an iron man triathlon can become tedious. Hours in the pool might be boring with nothing to listen to. Why not treat yourself to a waterproof swimming MP3 player and a matching pair of waterproof earphones?
You can listen to your favourite cookery or Buddhist podcasts, loud music or audio-books to keep you going. Choosing music is important. Make sure you select tunes which drive your training and motivate you, particularly if you are working towards your personal best. You can can different playlists for different occasions.
If you're not listening to your MP3 player it's a good idea to wear your ear plugs for swimming to stop you getting ear infections. Get a pair connected on a cord so you don't lose them. ZenPlugs Molded Swimming Ear Plugs are ideal because they are separately molded to your ears from a kit. This makes them less time consuming and less expensive than visiting the audiologist to have your molds made. They are even antibacterial, killing the germs which cause ear infections.
Swimmer's ear often starts with some mild itching and soreness. Take preventative steps at this stage before it progresses to a full-blown ear infection. Wearing swimming ear plugs from http://zenplugs.com/molded-earplugs/ can really help.