Diego Pombo began swimming at age 6 in his native Colombia, later took up water polo, and competed in triathlons for 20 years as an adult. He started in Masters swimming when he moved to the United States in 1989, and continues to compete in masters events. So it’s safe to say that being in the water has always been important to him. Now, as an instructor working with Masters swimmers at Los Cab Sports Village, he gets to share his love for swimming with others. We spoke to him to learn more about his life:
What is your role at Los Cab and how long have you been with the club? I’ve been at Los Cab for more than two years and I coach masters swimmers (those 18 and older) in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What do you like most about your job? Being able to help adults improve their skills in the water is the most rewarding part. Most of the swimmers who join the program are at an intermediate level, and I love to provide them with skill exercises that translate into faster swimming with less effort.