Kari Baynes is the founder, director and chief vision officer of Different Strokes Swimming. Kari has had an impressive career in the media industry with roles including head of business development, group advertising director, and project lead for News Corp Australia.

Balancing health, well-being, and mental and physical fitness have been crucial to Kari’s performance during her 25-year career in top strategic leadership roles.

Kari founded Different Strokes Swimming after noticing a gap in the fitness and well-being market in areas such as learning to swim, continuous stroke correction, and structured recreational pool and open water swimming. She also saw a potential for social and corporate networking for busy executives, mothers’ groups, and friends looking for new challenges.

With a vision to build confidence and mental and physical fitness, she aims to empower individuals to flourish by creating an environment that fosters technique and performance improvement. 

Check out Kari Baynes’ article on passion, sales, and swimming: Why leaders need to remain curious and keep learning.