Courtesy of WOWSA, Coogee Beach, New South Wales, Australia.

Yasunari Hirai returned victoriously to the competitive open water swimming community at the 2019 Coogee Island Challenge in New South Wales, Australia.

It was beautiful water temperature and the water condition was pretty choppy like a Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, but I like that kind of condition,” said the two-time Olympic marathon swimmer from Japan who will attempt to qualify for his third consecutive Olympics next year.

Pressed for time, he flew immediately to Tokyo and then he will head to Egypt for a training camp with the Swedish national team.

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