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Joel Matos

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Joel Matos Ortiz WOWSA certificate for swimming 47 hours 6 minutes 25 seconds from the British Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico in a 92 km cross border swim
Joel Matos Ortiz swimming the English Channel on his third leg of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He finished the Triple Crown in 27 days
Joel Matos Ortiz congratulated by coach Randy Soler after his 100 km 47 hour 6 minute sea swim from the British Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico in May 2019
RSOT Swim Across The Caribbean 2018 from St. John’s to St. Thomas to Vieques to Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Joel Matos Ortiz is an Aquatic Therapist and an open water swimmer from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Education and Licenses

He received his education in the Public System of Puerto Rico, including the University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus), in which he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Recreational Therapy. He holds a Master Degree in Gerontology, and a Postgraduate Degree in Aquatic Therapy. Aquatic therapy is his specialty; he is an Instructor of CPR/AED/First Aid and Water Safety, with the American Red Cross and a Lifeguard Instructor with the United States Lifesaving Association. He has been a certified lifeguard since the age of 15.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

Top 10 Swimmers with the Fastest Time to Achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

1. Joel Matos Ortiz (Puerto Rico) 27 days
2. Patrick McKnight (USA) 34 days
3. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA) 35 days
4. Victoria Cox (Australia) 64 days
5. David Barra (USA) 81 days
6. Miguel Guillermo Campero Garcia (Mexico) 82 days
7. Dina Levačić (Czech Republic) 84 days
7. Elizabeth Almond (USA) 84 days
9. Lynton Mortensen (Australia) 89 days
10. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) 92 days (br/>

2021 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Nomination

He was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Award by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The winners and nominees include:

Winner: Paul Georgescu (Romania)
First Runner-up: Neil Agius (Malta)
Second Runner-up: Joel Matos Ortiz (Puerto Rico)
4. Josef Köberl (Austria)
5. Dr. Jaiprakash Duble (India)
6. Pablo Fernández Álvarez (Spain)
7. Stève “Seal” Stievenart (France)
8. Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
9. Bogusław Ogrodnik (Poland)
10. Joseph Zemaitis (USA)
11. Damián Blaum (Argentina)
12. Florian Wellbrock (Germany)
13. Stéphane Lecat (France)
14. Kristóf Rasovszky (Hungary)
15. Andre Slade (Australia)

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