Yutaka Shinozaki founded and has developed the Japan International Open Water Swimming Association (JIOWSA) to be a 9-month-long, 14-part open water
swimming series in Japan. 

From Okinawa to Honshu, Shinozaki-san and his
staff and volunteers have created an enjoyable, safe, competitive open water
swim series for all ages and abilities.

From the pre-race beach clean-ups to
comprehensive safety considerations, Shinozaki-san continues to promote and
professionalize open water in Japan.  As more and more foreign
swimmers learn about the myriad competitions in Japan from the tropical seas of
Okinawa to the calm waters of Lake Biwa, JIOWSA will become a larger attraction
for the Asian and global open water swimming community.  For dreaming
large and executing professionally, Yutaka Shinozaki is a worthy nominee for
the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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