Courtesy of Yasunari Hirai, training at sea level in Rio de Janeiro and at high altitude in Spain.

From our perspective, it is hard to find an open water swimmer who enjoys training and travel, challenges and competition more than Japan’s two-time Olympian Yasunari Hirai who is always on the go with a huge smile. His appreciation of the opportunities he receives and the people he meets during his open water swimming journeys around the world is genuinely and deeply felt.

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