Diego comes to New York from South Florida, where he grew up swimming outdoors most days. His dad taught him to swim when he was six years old and from then on he and his father were at the pool as often as possible. When Diego was 12, he joined the YMCA of South Florida Swim Team. He continued to swim competitively through his high school years, specializing in distance freestyle, and was voted team captain his senior year. He is completing his last year of college at Florida International University, majoring in marketing, and plans to make a positive difference in wellness across all creative industries such as Fashion, Music, and Art.