Joanne Salaz

Big Blue Adventure Ambassador

I did my first triathlon in 1985 and started doing marathons in about 1997.  I’ve done about 20 marathons and many tris, too many to count.  My love for triathlons continued until I injured my knee for the third time in 2016, forcing me into aquabike races.  The 2017 season has been amazing for me, placing first in the Koz series in Aquabike here in San Diego where I live, and placing first in every race this season, except twice.  It is a passion of mine to encourage newbies to the sport and show them what an integral part of life racing is!  It gives you self confidence and makes you live a healthy lifestyle.  When I’m not training, I am working in Juvenile court as a court reporter – although I would always rather be racing.  I am gifted with two boys and a super-supportive husband.