There are so many amazing organizations and entrepreneurs doing inspiring work throughout the Midwest ecosystem. While we would love to have every single one get on stage at an Intermitten event, there simply isn’t time. In lieu of that, though, we want to do our best to showcase as much Midwest entrepreneurship and innovation as possible. One really cool startup that we’re excited about is MySwimPro.

MySwimPro is a web and mobile platform that helps swimmers achieve their goals through custom workouts, training plans, and coaching. The company’s mission is to empower aquatic success for swimmers of all levels. To accomplish this goal, the team innovates on aquatic training — for beginner swimmers, elite triathletes, and everyone in between — to help individuals achieve their personal fitness goals and to promote living a healthy lifestyle.

We reached out to the team to ask them to share more their story, and here’s what Co-Founder and CEO Fares Ksebati had to say.

What’s the story behind MySwimPro?

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. My swimming experience has empowered me to help others achieve their goals and enhance their aquatic journey.

The vision behind MySwimPro is to build the perfect swimming experience. At its core, MySwimPro is a community that encourages people to achieve their swimming goals. With structured guidance, social interaction, coaching, data and feedback, we’re fostering an environment that makes improvement easier and more accessible to all. We would like to help swimmers around the world achieve their dreams and empower their aquatic freedom.

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 the most participated in sports in the world, and we’re building a community of swimmers and coaches that will shape the future of our sport. We’d love for you to join us in our journey of empowering aquatic prowess to the world.

Since launching in 2015, we’ve been able to help swimmers all over the world improve their health and fitness and it’s been amazing to see these transformational stories take shape through our platform. Some of our community members have lost over 75 lbs and are truly changing their lives. To play a small role in this process is amazing and inspires our team every day.