Kari Baynes

Kari Baynes


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.

Throughout her 25 year career holding senior strategic leadership roles, balancing health, well being and fun has been critical to her success. In 2010 Kari took up swimming to improve her fitness and reduce stress. Through learning freestyle, she developed a passion for swimming and realised that it is possible to learn a new skill when you are nearly 50!

Recognising a gap in the fitness and well being market in areas such as learn to swim, continuous stroke correction and structured recreational pool and open water swimming, Kari established Different Strokes Swimming. By setting up a swim school for adults she also identified the opportunity for social and corporate networking opportunities for busy executives, mothers’ groups and retired athletes.

Kari’s vision utilising her strong commercial and strategic acumen, is to assist everyone, no matter what age or skill, to find their own zen with swimming. Kari holds an AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.