Joey Pedraza

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Joey Pedraza at the 2012 Flowers Sea Swim
Joey Pedraza
Yoelvis Pedraza, born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States, is an NCAA Swimming Championships qualifier and an All-American swimmer at the University of Florida. He also swam at the 2009 USA Swimming National Championships, placing 10th in the 1500m free (15:27.94) and 4th in the 10km in the 2012 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships.

He was named to the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team and placed second in the 2012 Flowers Sea Swim and won the 5 km and Miami Mile at the Swim Miami event in Florida..

He is coached by Alex Pussieldi of the Davie Nadadores in Florida and represented the United States at the 2012 FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong where he finished 17th and at the 50th annual 15 km Travessia Powerade Mar Grande-Salvador in Salvador, Brazil where he finished second.

He finished second at the 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships 5 km in Castaic Lake, California on 19 May 2013 and won the 2013 Flowers Sea Swim and the 2013 Flowers International 5k and 10k Swim in the Cayman Islands and represented the USA at the 2013 World University Games 10 km marathon swim in Kazan, Russia on 7 July.

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