Our founders have been swimming for a combined 50 years, including at the international level. As users of racing suits ourselves, we experienced firsthand the poor fit and the drag that traditional sizing systems generate. This standardization forces a lanky 6’2” athlete to sacrifice the suit’s length for adequate compression while a stockier 5’4” swimmer endures pain to squeeze into a suit that is the appropriate length. We will solve their sizing problems by using swimmers’ own body measurements to create custom-fit racing suits. We have validated that competitive swimmers will pay a premium for our solution.
Jonathan Denton-Schneider is Fittid Sport’s finance manager. He grew up in San Rafael, CA, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. His love for swimming was a constant throughout his childhood. After his freshman year of high school, Jon joined a year-round swim team that taught him the value of hard work, being coachable, and balancing athletics and academics. Jon improved quickly and qualified for USA Swimming Nationals, earning the attention of various NCAA Division I programs. After graduating high school at the top of his class, he chose the University of Arizona because of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and the highly ranked swimming team.
Jon will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May 2013 with degrees in Entrepreneurship, Business Economics, and Spanish and Portuguese. He has worked as a research and database assistant for the Eller Economic and Business Research Center and as an intern for Ameriprise Financial.
Matthew Hurko, the marketing manager for Fittid Sport, was born and raised in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The youngest of four brothers, he was brought up in a competitive environment where swimming reigned king. His creative prowess can be attributed to his early interest in ceramics and architecture. He eventually put his aspirations to become an architect aside, choosing the University of Arizona for its Entrepreneurship program and reputation as a perennial swimming powerhouse. Matt was a high school all-American backstroker and butterflier under former Arizona Wildcat swimmer John Bitter before finding his way to Tucson. In his time at Arizona, Matt has been a member of the honors college, a PAC-10 all-academic selection, as well as an Olympic Trials qualifier. Matt will graduate in May 2013 with dual degrees in Entrepreneurship and Finance.
Craig Jordens is Fittid Sport’s general manager. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, he brings a host of international experience, background and exposure to the company. As an incredibly gifted athlete, any sport Craig took part in became his passion. With numerous possible life paths ahead of him, he took to the competitive swim arena where he found himself a place on the University of Arizona’s Swim Team. Distinguishing himself as a true student-athlete, he excelled in his studies and became an All-Pac 10 swimmer and scholar. Like all of the South African swimmers who preceded him at Arizona, Craig has a tremendous work ethic and is unfailingly courteous and grateful for the opportunities that the University offered. Craig’s fine personality has led to excellent relationships with his teammates, mentors and coaches.
Craig will graduate in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship.
Kevin Munsch is Fittid Sports operations manager. A product of the Pacific Northwest, he comes to the desert from Kent, WA where he grew up enjoying an active lifestyle playing many sports and fostering a great love of the outdoors. Always welcoming of a challenge or new experience, his competitive spirit led him to the University of Arizona to take his swimming career and academics to the next level. While swimming for the Wildcats he was named to the Pac-12 all-academic team, a 5-time NCAA All-American, and served as team Captain his senior year. A faithful team player, determined leader, and lighthearted spirit; Kevin enjoys working with his teammates both in athletics and business, striving to keep things fun and continually better himself and those around him.
Kevin will graduate in May 2013 with degrees in Management and Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Pre-Law.