2017 Tsugaru Channel Slots

Courtesy of Yusuke Shimasaki of H.I.S. Co., Ltd., Japan. Yusuke Shimasaki of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. announced the last available slots for the 2017 Tsugaru Channel season, both for relays and solo channel swimmers. "H.I.S. Co., [...]

Swimming From Sado

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Beginning in A.D. 722, Sado Island served a prison island as it lies 40 km away from the Japanese west coast in the Sea of Japan. Significantly further from [...]

Front Page News In Japan About Tsugaru Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Front page news in Japan described the nearly always turbulent Tsugaru Channel, its successes and failures during the 2015 season, its history, and how solo attempts and relay teams [...]

Cave Swimming In Dogashima

Courtesy of Ocean Navi, Dogashima, Japan. Masayuki Moriya conducted an open water swimming clinic in Dogashima, Japan where the participants enjoyed cave swimming along the coast. Dogashima (堂ヶ島) is located along the western coast of [...]

Cave Dwelling In The Open Water

Video courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi. Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi organizes all kinds of swims and ocean expeditions around Japan and the western Pacific Ocean. Some are competitions, some are solo channel [...]

Going Swimming On Holiday

A swim holiday is a growing niche in the open water swimming world. Popularized by SwimTrek, the swimming holiday market is booming with tour operators from Europe to Asia, the Caribbean to the South Pacific. [...]

Safeguarding Swims With The Japan Coast Guard

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Japan Coast Guard (or JCG or 海上保安庁) in Japanese, was formerly called the Maritime Safety Agency when it was founded in 1948. The JCG is the Japanese federal [...]

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