Puerto Rican Dreams Of The Triple Crown

Courtesy of Randy Soler, Puerto Rico.

After his scheduled 30-hour training swim in a 50m pool in Puerto Rico to raise money for Special Olympics Puerto Rico and for the victims of the number of earthquakes betweens January 31st and February 1st, Joel Matos and his coach have a busy open water swimming schedule planned for 2020.

Coach Randy Soler predicts, “It’s going to be an amazing year for Joel. He will attempt a crossing of the Catalina Channel on May 3th, a crossing of the English Channel by the end of July, and will compete in 20 Bridges Manhattan Island in September.

William Lee from the Bahamas was the first person from the Caribbean region to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, but Joel will probably become the first native-born, first native-raised and -trained Caribbean swimmer to do so,” guessed Steven Munatones. “Joel will certainly be the first person from Puerto Rico to do so.”

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