Diego Suarez is a global citizen returning to Florida to present his hometown to the world.

“I am most excited about having all of my friends from around the world in my hometown of Miami and showing everyone how magical our city is,” Suarez said.

Suarez has competed in International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics sanctioned swim meets in Hawaii, Sweden, Canada, Iceland and Cleveland. The 32-year-old has lived in Switzerland and calls Miami home.

“I have been a masters swimmer for about 10 years and enjoy getting in the water to relax, unwind and get in a great workout,” Suarez said.

Suarez is swimming with the Nadadores of South Florida in this year’s IGLA World Championships. He said he prefers the butterfly stroke and will be participating in water polo for the first time.
Before they dive in, IGLA members gather for a traditional party to catch up on life and model their new wears.

He said, “The most exciting event every year is the speedo party, which is a tradition that is held by the swimmers.”