Almost sixty years old, Júlia is one of the friends who swam together. Currently retired, she used to work in a bank. She has used crutches since about twenty years old, and for the past four years also uses a motorized wheelchair. The results of polio leave one of her legs immobile; after having used her crutches for so long she feels pain from tendinitis and bursitis. She lives alone.
Júlia is the principal proponent of the word "chumbado".