Press Release

Zygo to Host the First-Ever Live Remote Swim Class

Zygo, the pioneer in underwater streaming technology, is breaking new ground with the world’s first-ever live remote swim class


Los Angeles, CA / Nov 9, 2023 / Zygo

Zygo, the pioneer in underwater streaming technology, is breaking new ground in the world of fitness with the Zygo Turkey Swim, the world’s first-ever live remote swim class. Taking advantage of Zygo’s innovative streaming technology, this event will redefine how fitness enthusiasts experience sound underwater.

Event Details

  • Date & Time: Saturday, November 18th, 8:30 AM PT
  • Platform: Powered by Zygo’s underwater streaming technology and Zoom
  • Instructor: Coach Mel, former Secret Service agent and passionate swimmer

The Zygo Turkey Swim is not just a fitness class; it’s a technological leap that combines underwater streaming tech with the serenity of a swim workout. Coach Mel, a former Secret Service agent and a competitive swimmer, will lead a 30-minute class, providing real-time guidance to participants.

Participants looking to join this historic event will need a Zygo headset, ensuring an exclusive experience for the Zygo community.

A Watershed Moment for Remote Fitness

In a world where live, virtual fitness has often overlooked swimming, Zygo’s Turkey Swim is a set to change the narrative when it comes to fitness and water.

Charlie Melvoin, co-founder of Zygo, expressed the significance of this event, saying, “We’re rewriting the rules of remote fitness by bringing the joy of swimming workouts to the virtual world. Zygo’s technology is making this event possible. Coach Mel’s unique background and charisma combined with our patented tech and award-winning design is going to make this an unforgettable event.”

Sheera Goren, co-founder of Zygo, added, “This event highlights our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the fitness industry. We’re thrilled to offer our community this one-of-a-kind experience, and we believe it’s just the beginning of what’s achievable with Zygo.”

To RSVP for the Zygo Turkey on Saturday November 18th, at 8:30 PT, sign up here.

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About Zygo

Zygo is a first-of-its-kind underwater headset technology, which, unlike existing waterproof MP3 players, enables users to stream content from their phone (music, podcasts, audiobooks); receive live coaching; and access an app of Zygo’s dynamic on-demand workouts paired with music – providing long overdue innovation within swimming.

About the Founders 

Sheera Goren spent her childhood surfing and playing every sport except swimming. Following a career in law and non-profits, Sheera decided to combine her passions with work that didn’t keep her behind a desk. After reconnecting over their mutual love of all things boutique fitness, Sheera and high school classmate Charlie Melvoin were determined to solve the lack of workout options for non-swimmers in the pool.  An avid marathon runner and fitness fanatic who speaks fluent Mandarin, Charlie had been studying the boutique fitness class landscape for several years before he and Sheera started SwimTeam in 2016 with the goal of addressing a void in the market for a low-impact, pool-based exercise option. They ran SwimTeam classes across pools in LA which led them to an even bigger opportunity: Zygo – the first underwater streaming headset with an app of guided workouts (“the Peloton of swimming”) while enabling swimmers to hear live instruction and music underwater.

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In 2017, co-founders Sheera Goren and Charlie Melvoin noticed that swimming had been overlooked as a fitness trend, despite being the best low-impact, full-body workout. They loved boutique fitness classes like SoulCycle and Barry’s Bootcamp, and they wanted to love swimming, but it struck them as uninspiring in comparison. Spinning and running were social and entertaining experiences thanks to charismatic instructors, great playlists, and varied exercise routines, whereas swimming remained solitary, boring and silent. The only group options – such as Masters swimming – felt very intimidating to these two non-swimmers.

Determined to solve this, Sheera and Charlie started SwimTeam, a 45-minute pool-based class for all levels. They ran SwimTeam at pools across LA, but in order to do so, they first spent months hacking their own headset solution to broadcast a live coach and Spotify playlist to their swimmers. It was the overhwleming customer response to their headset that led them an even bigger opportunity: Zygo – the first underwater streaming headset with an app of guided workouts (“The Peloton of Swimming”). They began shipping in September 2020 and plan to resume in-person classes under the Zygo brand.

Press Contact Miranda Markham
Miranda Markham PR
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