Club Radikal Swim
Who we are?
Radikal Swim is an open water swimming club in Barcelona opened to all the ow swimmers who desire to enjoy this sport with safety, companionship and with full respect of the environment.
We want to be a meeting point for all open water swimmers: a place where you can share experiences, challenges and illusions.
We are your open water swimming, no matter the level you have. This Club is a challenge facilitator; we will share the journey with you, we will advise you and we will prepare you to achieve them. Furthermore, Radikal Swim wants to be a benchmark in swimming safety in open water swimming and help open water swimming is better known, safe and practiced.
In February 2012, after reflecting on the future of the Club, on our personal, professional and family concerns, we established the basis of what is now the Radikal Swim Club: a meeting point, a space for sharing experiences, a dynamizer of the open water movement and finally a center of innovation and constant improvement of everything related to open water swimming.
Radikal Swim has been created and developed by experienced swimming pool and open water swimmers to offer to all Radikal Swim members the best conditions and services. We want to transmit them all what we have lived and learned the most efficient way possible.
Dani is has been nominated several times as an elite swimmer by the Spain's Sports Council and has participated in the Olympic Games of Seoul 88 and World and European champs in swimming pool. It has set spanish records in 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 meters freestyle, as well as in 4x100 and 4x200 meters freestyle and 4x100 meters IM.
He has been World Champion Master in 400-800 m freestyle and in the 3k Open Water distance several times. He has won a large amount of open water races, such as the Nadal Cup (10 times), the Port of Barcelona, Illes Medes - Estartit and Marnaton - Cadaqués. He has also completed successfully Lupus 42,195 crossing (From Castelló de Empúries to Llafranc - 42k).
Sergi is a swimmer appointed several times as an Elite Athlete by the Sports Council. He has been Recordman of Spain in 400 free, has been several times between the 20 best swimmers of the world ranking and has participated in Olympic Games of BCN 92, world championships and European of swimming in swimming pool. The Royal Spanish Swimming Federation has awarded the bronze medal of distinguished services.
Winner of several ow swimming races like the Gran Premi de fons nedant Costa Daurada - El Garraf and Marnaton del Garraf - Sitges, he has also completed successfully Lupus 42,195 crossing (from Castelló de Empúries to Llafranc - 42k) and the Cruïlla Crossing (Menorca Channel - 43k).
Àlex has been a water polo player for Club Natació Catalunya in Division of Honor, being a member of Catalunya champion team in 1988 and 1991 and member the Spanish champion team in 1989 and 1990. In its passage through swimming, he achieved the 10th position in the World Master Champs (Goteborg 2010) and the 8th position in the Open Water World Masters Champs (San Francisco 2006).
He crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in August 2010 and has successfully completed: Lupus 42,195 (from Castelló de Empúries to Llafranc - 42k) and the Cruïlla Crossing (Menorca Channel - 43k). He is a regular swimmer in multiple open water races.
Gerard is out Techical Director. He is graduated in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and has a Master in Sports Management. As a swimmer, he has been an elite swimmer and state and regional champion in different pool. In addition, he has participated in a great number of open water races and crossings, achieving podium in many of them. He has aso completed two times OncoSwim 30k (Estartit - Medes - Formigues - Calella de Palafrugell).
Passionated about swimming in the pool and in open water, he manages our area of Technification and leads some of the courses as a Coach with the aim of helping our swimmers make their challenges come true.
Sergio is a Radikal Swim Coach. He has been an Olympic swimmer in Pekin 2008, member of the spanish national team during 10 seasons, 2nd classified in European Champs, finalist in World Championship and winner of numerous spanish swimming titles. He is qualified as swimming coach by the Catalan Swimming Federation (Federació Catalana de Natació) and in musculation and fitness.
"Improving and learning day by day out in an infinite world: our universe, the water"