The Problem: Few Swimmers Have Access to High-Quality, Personalized Training
Swimming is one of the fastest growing sports—but resources are scarce.
While swimming is becoming more popular as a fitness activity, resources to instruct, train, and help athletes reach their goal just haven't caught up. Personal swim coaches are hard to find and can cost from $50 to $100 an hour. As a result, many swimmers are isolated with no way to grow.
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MySwimPro: the #1 App Specifically Made to Train Swimmers
We've crafted training regimens, motivation and analytics so swimmers can reach their fitness goals on their own time
There are a number of fitness apps that cater to the market for running, biking, nutrition, yoga, and even meditation. But no one has tackled the problems that swimmers have—until now. We've helped isolated swimmers structure their training so they can achieve their goal, whether its losing weight or competing in a triathlon.
"Swimming on your own can be a challenge. One of the things I love about MySwimPro is it's a great way to track your goals, track your workouts, and keep yourself accountable."
- Peter Vanderkaay
3x Olympic Swimmer
Peter Venderkaay (far right) posing with his gold medal for the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final during the 2008 summer Olympics.
Paying Subscribers Grew 290% In 2018
We’ve averaged an 11% monthly growth rate since inception and the plan is to continue on that trend in 2019 and beyond.
We launched our subscription business in Q2 of 2016, offering users a free 7 day trial, followed by a $15 monthly plan or a $120 yearly plan. We finished the year with 377 paying subscribers. In 2017 we grew by over 277% to over 1,400 paying subscribers and finished 2018 profitable with over 5,600 subscribers representing an over 290% increase in paying subscribers.
How it Works
Swimmers choose a personal workout or a training plan, watch technique videos, and complete their swim by either printing it or syncing to a smartwatch. Our app automatically records advanced analytics like heart rate, strokes per lap, and splits so swimmers can track improvement and progress toward their goals.
Choose Your Goal
Input your best times, choose what you want to focus on and get a personalized training experience. Embedded technique videos and instructional training content is just a few taps away.
Swim the Workout
Choose from 1000s of workouts, or commit to a weekly curated training plan. Sync to a smartwatch to be guided through the workout set-by-set, print it out or leave your waterproof phone by the pool.
Track Your Progress
See the data behind every swim. Visualize each swim before heading to the pool and track your improvements with detailed analytics.
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We’re Helping Thousands of Swimmers Every Single Day
Swimmers who train with MySwimPro are more motivated than ever. Our coaches release a weekly #AskASwimPro Web Series and educational #WhiteboardWednesday coaching videos to help our athletes improve. On October 27, 2018 we hosted our first annual #WorldSwimDay virtual workout, where swimmers around the world complete the workout together.
Thanks to our app and motivating community, Patty Deters lost 75 pounds and changed her life, Mike McNelis dropped 16 seconds in his 400 I.M. LCM, Jennifer Hill is learning how to swim for exercise, and Paul Feltoe swims ultra-marathons with MySwimPro.
"As a former collegiate swimmer, MySwimPro helps me get custom workouts and access a network of fellow swimmers and coaches."
"MySwimPro has been responsible for bringing new life to my workouts. I love the variety of stroke work, distance, sprints. "
Apple Watch 2016 App of the Year
MySwimPro is the world's leading swimming app for Apple Watch.
In September 2016, we launched the world’s first swimming application on the Apple Watch. In December, Apple named us the best app of the year for the Apple Watch right up there with Twitter and Sketchbook. Our Elite layer of the app has been growing by 11% month over month.
Swim with the App Right on Your Wrist
- Personal coaching and real-time analytics: heart rate, calories, pace, distance, splits, strokes per lap, SWOLF score
- Sync workout to watch—the app will coach you through your workout, set-by-set
- Three experiences for swimmers to choose from: Structured Workout, Pool Swim, or Open Water Swim
Our Journey So Far
Since our launch in 2015, we've been featured by both the Google Play store and the App Store multiple times. Our next steps are to ramp up our marketing and customer acquisition, improve the user experience as well as launch a new training app specifically for triathletes.
MySwimPro App Launches on iPhone and Android
Desai Accelerator @ University of Michigan
$40K Grand Prize GreenLight Business Model Competition
Partnered with CASIO, STRAVA, & Global Swim Series
Launch Triathlon Tracker App
Launch Triathlon Training App
"I have been very impressed by MySwimPro's traction and the milestones they've been able to cross in a very short period of time. Fares, and the team's founders possess high integrity, great motivation and intelligence. They've demonstrated the ability to create value in an untapped market with a product that delivers recurring, high margin revenue while collecting massive data. With the right resources, MySwimPro will continue to build upon their early traction, helping millions of people around the world lead healthier lives."
We’re Also Helping Triathletes
In 2018 we also launched the first triathlon app of its kind for Apple Watch – Triathlon Tracker. The watch-based that lets you record multi-sport races or workouts from start to finish without ever needing to touch the screen on the Apple Watch! Just tap the side buttons when starting and ending each transition. We look forward to building more easy-to-use technology for triathletes with your support!
Help Us Coach Millions of Swimmers
Since my early childhood, I developed a great passion for the water. The freedom and enjoyment we experience as swimmers is often hard to describe. The feeling of weightlessness in the water is something we often take for granted, but it’s one of the many joys the sport of swimming offers humanity. I've combined my experience as a competitive athlete, coach, and all around swim nerd to create something that helps others achieve their goals and enhance their aquatic journey.
Our community encourages one another to achieve their full potential. Like our community members, our company is in the constant pursuit of self-improvement. We believe that with structured guidance, social interaction, coaching, data and feedback, we can empower people like never before. We would like to help swimmers around the world achieve their dreams and empower their aquatic potential. Whether you’re learning how to swim or training to cross the English Channel, our mantra is to empower aquatic prowess for all levels of swimmers.
Swimming is one of fastest growing sports in the world, and our community of swimmers and coaches will shape the future of our sport. We'd like to invite our community to be a part of our story. We want partners that love what we're doing, want to connect with us to share their ideas, and want to see this vision come to life. We’d love for you to join us in our journey of empowering aquatic prowess across the globe.
Meet The Team
Built for Swimmers, By Swimmers
Left to right: Michael (Android Lead), Fares (CEO), Ben (iOS Developer), Paige (Marketing Director), Adam (CTO)