Swimming The World's Oceans To Help Cure Alzheimer's

Swimming The World’s Oceans To Help Cure Alzheimer’s

Tom Fristoe, an extraordinarily successful and innovative aquapreneur, is adding to his daily workload.

Tom, one of the fastest 51-year-olds in the pool and a former USA Swimming national open water swimming team member, is attempting to break Rendy Lynn Opdycke‘s 35-day completion of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

My goal, with significant pool and cold open water acclimatization training, cooperation of Mother Nature and other powers, I will swim all three swims in 34 days besting Rendy‘s 35-day completion,” writes Tom on his charity website. Tom’s plan is to complete the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on June 23rd, followed by a July 14th attempt at the Catalina Channel, and an English Channel attempt on July 24th, a mere ten days later.

It is certainly an audacious goal, but Tom has the tools and a lifetime of mileage to pull it off. He was one of America’s best distance swimmers in the mid-1980s and has maintained his fitness levels despite the punishing workload and constant pressure he faced while launching and managing several successful high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. He decided to mesh his passion for swimming with his business talent and TeamUnify from ground zero. Over the last few years, TeamUnify has been on fire, gobbling up market share among the Interwet community.

Starting with an idea and classic analysis of what the swimming world needed, Tom channeled his knowledge of pool swimming world with the needs of the marketplace. His solution: TeamUnify, the world’s fastest-growing aquatics company serving hundreds of thousands of users every single day.

Following the [American] Olympic Trials where I swam in three individual events and finished in the top 25 in the world, I went onto win four consecutive 10-mile Seal Beach Rough Water swims. In 1985, I began my work career the technology sector and since become a serial tech entrepreneur and my current work is as the founder and CEO of TeamUnify, a rapidly growing technology company that develops and provides tools for swim teams to better manage themselves and now serves over 2,000 swim teams around the world.”

But Tom’s most ambitious goal is not in the pool or open water; it is his drive to raise US$100,000 along the way to the Triple Crown. He wants to raise significant funds to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

With his acumen, global network and endless drive, we have no doubts the success Tom will ultimately find in the channels of the world will be replicated in his fund-raising efforts on the behalf of Alzheimer’s.

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Steven Munatones