Tom Fristoe is an American pool and open water swimmer living in Bend, Oregon and founder of TeamUnify. Fristoe is a former world-class pool and open water swimmer. He was a standout collegiate swimmer at Long Beach State University in California where he earned a degree business finance. Fristoe also notched four consecutive Seal Beach Rough Water 10-mile Swim victories and several top ten rankings in U.S. Masters Swimming over the course of his career, all the while finding repeated success as a serial tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.
He was named one of the top 10 most impactful people in swimming by Swimming World Magazine in 2014.
Fristoe is the CEO and founder of TeamUnify, the leading team management program in the world. TeamUnify is a comprehensive software and database platform that allows swim clubs to manage billing, attendance, event entry, volunteer management, performance tracking and communications. TeamUnify’s singular focus on swimming has produced the most advanced swim team management platform in existence.
He was also the Founder & CEO at SellPoint, Inc. (formerly Tentoe, Inc.) and Vice President at Specular and Euphonix.
His passion for swimming, his expertise in computer software design and delivery, his business acumen and his attention to detail and time management skills have enable him to create the leading team management software for the aquatics industry.
Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
In a charity effort to raise money to help cure Alzheimer's Disease, Fristoe attempted the fastest completion of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in 2012. His goal was to complete the Triple Crown in 34 days, one day faster than Rendy Lynn Opdycke's current record of a 35-day completion:
- Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on 23 June 2012
- Catalina Channel on 14 July 2012
- English Channel on 24 July 2012
He swam in the 1984 USA Swimming Olympic Trials in 3 individual events and finished in the top 25 in the world in the 400 IM in the same year. He has won over 30 national masters swimming titles between 1986 and 1993.
Open Water Swimming
- He won 10-mile Seal Beach Rough Water Swims in 1984, 1985 and 1986.
- He placed second place in the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in 2002.
- On Course - Eventually - To The Olympic Marathon Swim
- Team Unify
- Help Cure Alzheimer's page
- Google Profile
- NYC Swim bio
- Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day
- Most Impactful People In Swimming
- Tom Fristoe Named One Of Swimming's Most Impactful
- Tom Fristoe's TeamUnify Acquired By SportsEngine
- History Of The Seal Beach Rough Water Swim
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- Seal Beach Rough Water Swim