We're two non-swimmers who wanted to love swimming
In 2017, we looked everywhere for a way to stream audio underwater. We couldn't find a solution, so we invented one.
Zygo transformed how we view swimming, and our mission is to unlock that same love of water in others.
Check out this two-minute video from our 2019 Indiegogo campaign.
Why isn't everyone swimming?
It began with a conversation between high school classmates Charlie and Sheera - two non-swimmers - who noticed that swimming had been entirely overlooked by major trends in fitness. While spinning, running, and other dry land activities had become social and entertaining, we wondered why swimming remained solitary, boring, and silent.
We never intended to start a hardware company. Our first business to get people swimming was a pool-based boutique fitness class in LA called SwimTeam. In order to create the studio environment underwater, we needed a streaming audio solution, and we were shocked to discover there was nothing out there. We hacked an existing headset for our purposes...and it worked!
Our SwimTeam customers loved the classes, but the bigger takeaway was that they wanted to buy the headsets and do our workouts on their own time, like Peloton. THIS was the bigger opportunity, we realized.
In May 2017, armed with R&D from SwimTeam, we set out to invent proprietary hardware coupled with engaging content. After three challenging years, we began shipping late 2020 with an app of 100+ guided workouts paired to music.