Aby Ortega

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Aby Ortega González is a Mexican pool and open water swimmer and Triple Crowner who is coached by Nora Toledano.

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • She set the women’s record for the 36 km Travessia do Leme ao Pontal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 15-16 December 2022 in 8 hours 2 minutes at the age of 55, escorted by Commander Ary da Conceição.
  • She is entered in the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli 36 km marathon swim on 30 June 2017.
  • She completed the Cancún Isla-Mujeres in Cancún, Mexico
  • She completed the Por Ellas 35 K solo swim in La Paz, Baja California Sur, México
  • She completed the 22 km El Reto Acapulco
  • She completed Cruce Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica 21 km.
  • She completed the 5 km Cañon del Sumidero in Chiapas, Mexico
  • She completed Oceanman Sisal, Cozumel, final in Dubai and final in Cancún 10 km.
  • She completed Open Water Los Cabos 14 km
  • On 8 July 2022, she competed in the Open Competition at the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy at the age of 55.
  • In July 2021, she completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France at the age of 54 in 16 hours 21 minutes.
  • On 3 September 2021, she completed a tandem swim with Estefania Gomez Counahan across the 32.3 km Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland in 12 hours 30 minutes 52 seconds. They were supported by Arturo Villafuerte, José Olvera, and Esteban Riva Palacio with observers Roxanne Hipolito and Robin Hipolito, and Joel Virgel.
  • On 8 October 2021, she completed the 45.9 km 20 Bridges circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in 8 hours 3 minutes 20 seconds to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming at the age of 54.
  • on June 23, 2023she competed and completed Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli 36 km marathon swim.

Role in Swimming Community


Swimming Interest

Marathon-Channel Swims

Race 25k & Under Special Honors

20k Finisher
10k Finisher

Special Honors Marathon/Channel Swimming

Triple Crown
Catalina Channel
English Channel
Swim Around Manhattan

Awards & Accomplishments



North America



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