I’m not selling anything here, but over the holidays I saw an ad for a camera from Olympus that’s good to 10 feet underwater. This was new to me. I thought you had to use one of those plastic boxes, shove your camera inside it, and hope for the best as you swim and aim and try not to hit someone, all at the same time.
But now, these digital cameras, themselves, can go swimming. Here’s a starter guide from About.com.
Just a thought.