Upcoming Races

06/10/2023 DRCF Paddle for a cause
06/25/2023 Boulder Sunrise Triathlon
08/10/2023 USLA Nationals

Ryan Matthews

Wanamassa, New Jersey

Primary Discipline(s) Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, SUP, Other
Bucket List RaceMolokai to Oahu paddle board race (again)
Post-Race DrinkRepair
Off-Day ActivitySurfing

I am a professional fire fighter/EMT in Asbury park NJ. I have also been a lifeguard for 24 years. My background competitively was swimming, ending my career 4 years at UMass Amherst, I got into the sport of lifesaving and distance paddling. This past summer at USLA nationals at the old age of 39 I was the 7th overall LG in the country top 10 in every event I entered in different disciplines, highlighted with a 2nd and a 4th. In distance Prone paddling I do marathon type races that raise money for different charities ie cancer, children with autism, and spinal cord injuries. Before starting my family I won many of these distance races, now I enter to raise money and talk trash with my friends.