Lindsay Krol Pursglove, Ph.D., MBA, MS


After earning her Ph.D. in sport management from Texas Woman’s University in 2015, Lindsay Krol Pursglove returned to Southwest Florida to open a swim school franchise. Swimtastic Swim Schools serves Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral with indoor, year-round swim lessons. Recently, thanks to a grant from USA Swimming Association, Pursglove was able to provide free swim lessons for foster children in Cape Coral.

She also volunteers as a swim coach for Special Olympics Collier County and a lifeguard for Special Olympics Lee County.

“Anyone starting their career needs to realize that an opportunity you thought you might not like or might not be relevant to your career goals can open doors you never imagined,” Pursglove says.

Pursglove loves to go to the beach, movies, conferences, and volunteer, conduct sport-management research and travel.