Juan Roldan

Juan Roldan

Juan Leonardo Roldán Moreno was born in Quito on October 4, 1988, son of Edwin Manuel Roldan León, an Ecuadorian by profession Dr. Acupuncturist and  Naval Officer;  and mother Zully Támara Moreno Álvarez, an Ecuadorian by profession Dr. Homeopathic. 

Juan, at an early age,  practiced Olympic swimming at his school and before starting his training, he used to cross the pool (25 meters) in apnea, without knowing that there was a sport with that name. In 2011 he began to practice apnea, just when he was finishing his thesis in Food Engineering, Juan is invited at that time by his friend Carlos Proaño to train this discipline.

In 2012 he joined the Ecuadorian freediving national team to participate in the Pan American Championship in Cali. Since then, he has not stopped actively competing in national, Pan-American, Bolivarian and world apnea events, always standing out as one of the best freedivers in Ecuador and America in different modalities of this sport.

One of his last participations was in the 2019 Pan American Championship in Chile, qualifying as Pan American Champion in the modality of dynamics with monofin. Since then, he has been a coach of the Underwater Activities Club that has the name of Apnea Guayaquil.

Main Achievements:

– Ecuador’s national team from 2012 to date.

– Pan American Champion in Monofin Dynamics in 2019

– Multiple national medalists in his country Ecuador.




-Title of Food Engineer

-Basic Course FGC Level 1

-Advanced Course FGC LEVEL 2

-Focused Rescue and Rescue courses to apnea FGC LEVEL 3.

-Trainer and physical trainer course in focus. apnea FGC LEVEL 4.

-International FGC Instructor Course

-Red Cross Water Rescue Courses

-First Aid of the International Red Cross

-Yoga instructor.