The Importance of a Positive Mindset and Being Disciplined With Julio Cesar Fuentes

Updated: Sep 8


Julio Cesar Fuentes

Julio Cesar Fuentes is the Founder of Acuaman Consulting, where he provides consulting services tailored to high-end pool facilities and country clubs. He is also the Owner of Acuaman Swimming which offers swimming programs for kids and adults, and he’s the Aquatics Director at Adolph and Rose Levis JCC.

Julio was an Ecuadorian National Swimming Team Captain for 10 years straight and qualified for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He holds the skin division record for swimming around Alcatraz, San Francisco, California, in 2008. In addition, he is a certified ASCA coach, a USA swimming coach, and recently acquired Grigio Cycling, a Miami-based bike brand.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Who is Julio Cesar Fuentes, and how did he become a swimmer?

  • The value of the mindset in overcoming challenges

  • The challenges Julio has faced in his swimming school and how he handled them

  • Julio talks about his mentor and the value of reaching out for help during challenging times

  • Julio's experience and challenges joining the Beijing Olympics in 2008

  • How Julio currently helps people live better lives

  • Why Julio decided to acquire Grigio Cycling and the changes he has made to the business

  • Where to learn more and get in touch with Julio Cesar Fuentes


In this episode…


Challenges are inevitable in life, and everyone faces them, whether in their personal or professional lives. What differentiates the winners from the losers is how they handle these challenges. According to Julio Cesar Fuentes, the secret to overcoming big challenges and becoming successful lies in a person's mentality and level of discipline.

Julio spent many hours preparing to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics but was turned back at the last minute. Now, years later, as the owner of a swimming school, Julio felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last year as his clients canceled their swimming lessons. So how did he navigate around those challenges?

In this episode of The Fit Growth Machine Podcast, Brian Roisentul is joined by Julio Cesar Fuentes, the Owner of Acuaman Swimming, to discuss the importance of having a positive mindset and being disciplined. Julio shares the challenges he faced with the 2008 Beijing Olympics, how he joined and won the Swim Around the Rock competition, and how he currently helps others live better lives.


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