チーム野獣 Across Tsugaru

Courtesy of チーム野獣 on July 26th 2016. チーム野獣 or Team Yajyu (meaning The Beast) included (in order) 1st Tomonari Ogino (荻野 智成), 2nd Miho Yonezawa (米沢 美穂), 3rd Akiko Niide (新出 亜希子), 4th Takeshi Yamamoto [...]

Pat Gallant-Charette Raising The Bar

Courtesy of Fergal Somerville, North Channel, California. Pat Gallant-Charette, an American nurse extraordinaire, continues to raise the bar and push the envelope what older swimmers can do. At the age of 65 years and 204 [...]

Honoka Hasegawa’s Tsugaru Channel Crossing

Courtesy of Masayuki Moriya, Ocean Navi, Japan. Honoka Hasegawa (長谷川ほのか in Japanese) is a 18-year-old Japanese open water swimmer who became the youngest person to cross the Tsugaru Channel between Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan [...]

Tough Toshio Tominaga Tackles Tsugaru

Courtesy of Masayuki Moriya, Ocean Navi, Japan. In his younger days, Toshio Tominaga (富永俊夫 in Japanese) played water polo and swam in school. He was competitive, but then he began his professional career at a [...]

Liz Fry, Mild-mannered Trialblazer In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Elizabeth Fry trailblazed another channel to add another notch in her illustrious International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame career. Fry, a 57-year-old financial services expert from New York, took [...]

From Relay To Solo Across The Tsugaru Channel

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Motoko Honma (本間素子) is a Japanese open water swimmer who has participated in a number of relay channel swims. She was a member of Team Umiou (海王《うみおう》that completed a [...]

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