|Julia started swimming competitively when she was 10 years old. Once she fell in love and got better at the sport, her four younger siblings (the Calderaras) all started swimming competitively as well. Her youngest siblings, Gianni and Tommy, swim for TWST. |
In high school, Julia swam at both the regional and sectional levels. She qualified for sectionals at 13, and made it to regionals as a freshman. Her best events were the 100 breaststroke, the 200 breaststroke, and the 400 IM.
During and after high school, Julia worked as a lifeguard and the head coach for a country club's recreational swim team. She wrote workouts, worked on stroke technique, and coached over 20 kids from the ages 4-12. She also taught private swimming lessons to children ages 2-4.
In college, Julia worked as personal trainer. In 2009, she was awarded Personal Trainer of the year by UT Dallas. In 2008, she was awarded Toughest Group Instructor. She has taught various Group X classes that included Spin and Sculpt, Body Sculpting, and Boot Camp.
Julia recently moved to The Woodland's area from Maui with her husband and two small children to be closer to her family. Her Mom Maureen, sister Aurora, and brothers Tommy and Gianni, are all active on TWST. She enjoys swimming, working out, surfing, reading, writing, and being with her family.