Christy Swaid

Founder and CEO (Ex Officio)

Christy Swaid is the founder and CEO of HEAL, Inc. She is an accomplished, world-class athlete, recognized in the fitness industry not only for her athletic accomplishments but also for her expertise in science-based heart rate conditioning. She is a six-time world champion Jet Ski racer and the “winningest female in the history of the sport.” Christy holds the Pro Women’s Slalom world record and is a member of the International Personal Watercraft Hall of Fame. In addition to winning extreme sports competitions all over the world, including in Japan, Europe, and South Africa, Christy has had a number of fitness endorsements. She was recognized as “One of the Fittest Women in America” by Competitor Magazine (2000) and Muscle and Fitness (2001). Advocacy was always a part of her life. She volunteered hundreds of hours to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and was appointed to the national staff as the “Good Will Ambassador for Boating Safety.”

Christy is the wife of Dr. Swaid N. Swaid, a prominent neurosurgeon based in Alabama. They have five children and two grandchildren. They attend Homewood Church of Christ.

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From Pro Jet Skier to Baywatch... to Alabama Obesity Champion

by Edie Hand & Our American Stories

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Learn more about HEAL founder Christy Swaid in this short video that shares how Christy embraced a healthy lifestyle and created HEAL United.