Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

When open water swimmers see each other years or decades after a competition, it is as if time stands still.

They remember the details of their swims like it was yesterday. They remember the currents, the water temperature, their escort crew, their post-race meals.

My old friend Megan [Mitchell] from Ohio and I met at the national swim meet in Orlando, Florida this week,” recalls International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki of Japan.

In the 1990s, we did the Long Island race together, there were so many jellyfish. We laughed and talked…we will never forget the details of what happened in the races that we did together from New York to Paraná, Argentina, the Maratón Internacional Hernandarias – Parana.”

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