Season’s greetings from the entire team at MySwimPro! We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.
This time of year provides an especially appropriate time to show gratitude to our community. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for your unwavering support.
2019 has been a year to remember at MySwimPro. We coached 1 million swimmers, grew our digital community, and donated 5x the amount of money than we did in 2018.
Our greatest joy is the opportunity and responsibility we proudly hold to empower swimmers to improve their confidence in and out of the water, better their health, and reach their goals.
This year, we connected with millions of swimmers through our digital community – and in-person events! We exchanged stories, inspired new swimmers, raised money for non-profits, and cheered each other on. We cannot thank our community members, supporters, and customers for your contribution to this movement.
1 million swimmers have downloaded the MySwimPro app, and have collectively swam millions of miles! Check out the announcement video:
We are also tremendously grateful for our employees, investors, advisors, and mentors who are helping us grow every day. Our mantra is to empower aquatic prowess across the globe, and it’s been amazing to witness what an important role our efforts play in improving the lives of so many swimmers.
As we approach the close of 2019, we reflect on memories and highlights from an incredible year. Enjoy these stories and have a wonderful holiday season!
The MySwimPro community is more inspiring and supportive than ever before. We’ve enjoyed sharing stories, offering advice, and making new friendships across the world.
We are grateful every time we hear how our efforts have empowered swimmers to get back in the water and focus on their health and fitness goals. Read some of their stories here. How lucky are we that we have social media to connect us all?
Our combined digital communities reach nearly 1 million swimmers every single day! We are so excited to connect with even more swimmers in 2020!
In 2019 we encouraged our community to give back to swimmers in need. With your support, we donated over 5x the amount of money we fundraised in 2018.
We proudly donated over $4,500+ to programs that promote water safety and prevent drownings. These organizations include: National Drowning Alliance Prevention, USA Swimming Foundation, USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation and Detroit Swims.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to every person who helped us give back!
World Swim Day
We’d like to send a special thank you to all our gracious community members who hosted hundreds of swimmers at group meet-ups in their area.
- 1000s of swimmers participated
- 100+ countries represented
- Over 30+ meet-ups hosted around the world
2019 Highlight Video:
We also would like to thank these incredible organizations or sponsoring this event and helping us inspire more people to get out there and swim!
With your support, we were able to give away over 75+ prizes, reach more swimmers to participate, and donate over $4,500 to swimming-related non-profits.
Our global team of Ambassadors has now reached 50+ swimmers in over 15+ countries!! That’s amazing! We are proud to support this group of athletes who truly act as mentors and teammates to millions of swimmers around the world.
Our Ambassadors are so passionate about training with the MySwimPro app, they absolutely love connecting with other athletes, and have helped us to grow so much. Thank you!
Check out this fun photo from our December 2019 Ambassador Digital Meet-Up:
You can read all of their stories on our Gold Medal Moments blog.
We work tirelessly everyday to provide the right tools and support to educate swimmers on how to improve their swimming.
With the help of our wonderful team, and community members who volunteer their time and money – we were able to share amazing resources this year:
- 70+ new technique videos shared online
- 50+ advice articles shared on our website
- 1,000,000+ of helpful tips emailed to swimmers
Thank you to our passionate, dedicated, and hard-working team!
This year we hired four new employees, who have contributed so much to our company’s growth:
- Max Bilan – Senior iOS Developer
- Cenk Arıöz – Backend Developer
- Charlie Brown – Community Champion
- Lorenza Padilla – Digital Content Producer
Our entire team is distributed and enjoy working remotely around the world. In September, we spent a week together in Mallorca, Spain and had a blast planning our 2020 goals, and builder stronger relationships with each other.
Watch the highlights!
Adam Oxner and Fares Ksebati were also featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2020 in the Consumer Technology category. This is a huge honor and we’re humbled by the opportunity to be listed among such great entrepreneurs. You can read the feature in Forbes here.
Our Mobile Apps
The MySwimPro and MyTriPro apps continue to help swimmers and triathletes improve their swimming everyday.
We are always working to improve the experience and launched some awesome new features in 2019. We are grateful for the opportunity to coach swimmers and take that responsibility very seriously.
This year, we were able to help millions of swimmers through our digital coaching apps. You can read some of the reviews here.
Thank you to the awesome community who supports these platforms and shares their feedback, suggestions and ideas with us!
We are so excited to build more technology for swimmers in 2020!
We partnered with some of the world’s largest and purpose-driven brands and organizations. Thank you to every person who helped us make these connections so we can make a bigger difference, together:
FINA World Aquatics Convention, Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, CASIO, Global Swim Series, Masters Swimming Canada, Events.com, Funky Trunks & Funkita, Finis, JOLYN Clothing Inc., TheMagic5, A3 Performance, SBR Sports Inc., Laguna Fin Co., Lyra Swim, KT Tape, Nuun Hydration, Swim Across America, and the Underwater Torpedo League.
Supporters & Investors
And last but not least, we thank all of our supports, investors, advisors, mentors and cheerleaders for helping us grow. Every bit of your time, money, resources, and feedback helps us make a difference.
In April 2019, we successfully completed a crowd equity fundraising campaign through WeFunder. Over 300+ investors in 36 countries contributed and invested nearly $600,000 to support the MySwimPro mission! This was amazing! Thank you so incredibly much to every person who believes in us.
That wraps up our amazing 2019 holiday wishes. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and can’t wait to grow together in 2020!
– The MySwimPro Team: Fares, Adam, Mike, Paige, Cenk, Max, Charlie, Lorenza and Ben