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THE WOMEN BEHIND THE WETSUITS
We're Victoria and Chelsea Berg; sisters, divers and passionate eco-warriors. Unable to find wetsuits to fit our bodies and lifestyle philosophies in a male-centric field, we decided to make our own.
Victoria B Berg
Co-Founder & East Coast Director
Victoria lives in Brooklyn and has been the force behind Swish branding and online marketing for the past 8 years.
Victoria is a professional diver as well as an environmental scientist from McGill University. During her undergraduate scholastic career, she worked on projects with the City of Westmount in Montreal on biodiversity and also on sustainable fishing practices with Greenpeace.
Victoria recently obtained her Master's from New York University in climate change and human rights, completing the prestigious "Gallatin Human Rights Fellowship" at the World Food Programme in Nairobi. She is philanthropiclly inclined- serving on the UNICEF Next Generation Steering Committee for the past 6 years and currently serving as the NY Vice-Chair.
Victoria started her aquatic life at a very early age water skiing and wakeboarding in the frigid waters of Canada. Her professional dive career began in Jamaica and she progressed with rapid speed through the dive world. She was a PADI Master Instructor, DSAT Technical Diver, and IANTD Cave Diver. Although, she was probably best known for creating quite the splash in her Swish shortie suit!
Victoria currently resides in Brooklyn, but on any day you can find her diving in the caves of the Riviera Maya, surfing in Bali, or drinking champagne in Paris!
Carolyn B Berg
This woman perfectly embodies the adage of “you are as old as you feel,” though in her case she looks even better!
Carolyn is the matriarch of the Swish Suit Team and our investor and true believer. she has been inspiring us for our whole lives and when we say we couldn't do it without her, we honestly couldn't do it without her.
Carolyn believes in the empowerment of women. She sits on the Women’s Board of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago whose mission it is to inspire and motivate the next generation of explorers, scientists and engineers and to further the education of girls and women in the sciences. Carolyn also is a founding member of the Phenomenelle Angels Fund that provides women and minority-led companies with critical early-stage funding.
Carolyn has been in the aquatic sports world since she started water skiing at the age of 13, and has since enjoyed many a slalom course competition and just simply “getting out there”. To her regret, she never had a functional and fashionable wetsuit.
Carolyn lives her life to the fullest and has an unsurpassed sense of wonder for everything around her, whether it is her favorite Amarone vintage, a perfect pair of sparkly heels, or a sea turtle friend in Akumal. She can currently be found at the Swish headquarters in Chicago most likely drinking wine on her lakefront terrace enjoying everything around her.
Chelsea W Berg
Founder & West Coast Director
Chelsea is not on a path in life. She is on a high-speed train hurtling 100 mph to one goal: bringing Swish suits to the women of world and most importantly, to you.
Chelsea is the heart and soul behind Swish Suits and is the original founder. She has always loved business and saw a gap in retail between male and female wetsuits. She set out to make a company that would take a women’s mind off her wetsuit. She wanted it to feel like an extension of her body so that she could just worry about diving and not a saggy ill-fitting suit.
Chelsea has a degree in Environmental Economics and has lived in beach towns all over teaching diving and yoga — from Barbados to Thailand to Roatan to the Red Sea to the cenotes of Mexico.
Chelsea was a PADI Master Scuba Dive Instructor, Cavern Instructor as well as being a PADI DSAT Deep Tec Diver and an IANTD cave diver.
Currently residing in Los Angeles, she owns The Green Yogi, an eco-conscious yoga studio in Manhattan Beach. Swish is up in the shop and people come from surfing to do yoga and they love the wetsuits. For Chelsea, it feels very holistic and like everything — business, yoga, diving, Swish — has come together in this one space.