Freestyling Around Fuji-san

Freestyling Around Fuji-san Courtesy of Takashi Nakagawa for National Geographic, Mount Fuji, Japan. Steven Munatones comments on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim course, "The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing [...]

Surfing May Join Olympic Family In 2020 Tokyo

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) expressed its support to add surfing to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. If the recommendations are formally approved at the [...]

Swim In The Land Of The Rising Sun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The 2014 Japanese Open Water Swimming Championships will be held along the Tateyama Hojo Coast (館山市北条海岸) in Chiba Prefecture, south of Tokyo and east of Yokohama, Japan. The remarkably [...]

Swimming The Five Lakes Of Mount Fuji

Swimming The Five Lakes Of Mount Fuji Courtesy of WOWSA, Five Lakes of Mount Fuji, Japan. Back in 1985, Lynne Cox found her way to Japan during her unprecedented ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ [...]

Iconic Landmarks In Open Water Swimming

Landmarks are frequently something swimmers sight off of while in the open water. Piers, buildings, lights, towers, jetties, homes, trees and peninsulas provide the navigational points to help guide swimmers from point to point. What [...]