Jose Diaz

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José Díaz is the founder of Nadando Libre and is nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year. His passion for swimming sports life, the world of education and efficient methodology in pool and open water -- this all led José Díaz to experience a personal tour of different sports and special ways.

Díaz collaborates with Alessi Pérez and Héctor Ramírez Ballesteros at Nadandolibre based in Madrid, Spain. He has an open water swimming radio program on Radio Marca in Spain together with Alessi Pérez.


@Marcador Swhom

@Marcador Swhom is a radio program in Spain that is about passionate people in sports and swimming that showcases José Díaz and Alessi Pérez of Nadandolibre. The program is broadcast on Radio Marca in Spain.

1º Progama de Radio con Nadando Libre @MarcadorShow


Among its many facets of the world of water, we can identify Jose Diaz, as passionate practitioner pisicna swimming , open water swimmer, teacher trainer , coach swimmers , editor blogger international popularity , different stories fantastic writer inspired open water swimming , technical manual writer , and producer of music related discipline. The whole world is behind the name that represents him and his team, Swim Free or Nadandolibre, a name that stands for all fans, a native and fantastic work devoted to the nature of swimming.

Diaz writes about many of the best adventurous swimmers and open water swimming. José exceptional aquatic adventures is a joy to receive and read. He was also author of the book.Las Máscaras Sagradas En La Isla De Wakahay. A story inspired by the great open water swimmers created to protect aquatic ecosystems and lead us e Ocean sports, love and peace.

Jose Diaz, Visionary behind Nadandolibre
Fantastic Open Water Reading
Jose Diaz of Nadandolibre
Articles of renowned swimmers in English and Spanish

His work led to a nomination for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Interviewees and contributions of Nadando Libre by Jose Diaz

Flowers Sea Swim

Diaz's one-on-one interviews with the contemporary greats of the sport range from channel adventurer Penny Palfrey to world champion David Meca.

From Spain to America, Diaz's online prose spans the globe.


The open water swimming world comes alive when Jose colorfully describe its heroes and heroines on his bilingual Nadandolibre.

For nadando libre - or swimming free - is what Jose is passionate about. His love and appreciation of movement in the water - for fitness and competition, for Olympians and young children - are incredibly deep. Jose writes well and writes often. He delves into the soul of the open water swimmer and helps us understand their psyche and their motivations.

His questions penetrate the cloak of invincibility. He draws out their opinions, worries and outlook that is both entertaining and refreshing to learn.

It is clear that Jose has a profound understanding of the physical demands and mental toll of marathon swimming on one's mind and body. And Jose most definitely demonstrates a comprehensive vision of the future of the sport.

Articles and great adventures of Steven Muñatones open water. (English)

· Nadandolibre · Steven Muñatones • Open Water • The knowledge is here ·

· Steven Muñatones open water swimming in Japan • The history of success in swimming and open water.

· Steven Muñatones ·Open Water Swimming in Japan · Marathon of swimming in Lake Biwa 1989·

Stories, documents and poems of the world's best swimmers for Jose Diaz · Nadandolibre ·

Poetry, story writing ... intangible feat that we can only describe with words ... appearing in a story unknown to the world and turning it into a tangible experience for all, written by the hands that swam and lived a great experience to win or fail in the great world of water and we now have the voice that has not to express.

Penny Palfrey - Swimming Great White Sharks in Santa Barbara Island.

Laura Lopez-Bonilla · Swimming in the English Channel unfinished ·

Penny Palfrey · Natación con grandes tiburones blancos · Una guardia de honor en el Estrecho de Gibraltar ·


Diaz also created the first open water swimming hip hop song that is quite popular in the European open water swimming circles.

His bilingual blog was enhanced to a website format, launched in December 2011.

His training methodologies are innovative and effective.

Héctor Ramírez Ballesteros crossed the Strait of Gibraltar swimming butterfly. Coached by Jose Diaz, he swam the entire 14 km crossing butterfly in 7 hours 5 minutes in August 2013:

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The nomination for the Nadandolibre Radio Show - Marcador Show by José Díaz and Alessi Pérez reads, "José Díaz and Alessi Pérez of Nadandolibre have been promoting, educating, crewing for, and doing open water swimming in their native Spain for some time now. They are in a fast-flowing groove and have successfully established their own unique niche by creatively sharing their passion and knowledge about open water swimming through books, music, blogs, and clinics. Their enjoyable new radio program on Radio Marca is the next step in their evolution to reach an even greater audience in Spain. They explain, entertain and excite those who venture beyond the shore and those who are thinking about it. Lively, fun and energetic, the Nadandolibre duo together with Pablo Juanarena and Yanela Clavo bring a pure, passionate joy of open water swimming to the Spanish airways. For their new weekly radio platform, for their educational offerings and motivational means that inspire both new and experienced swimmers, for their genuine caring spirit, the Nadandolibre Radio Show - Marcador Show by José Díaz and Alessi Pérez is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees

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