fbpx

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 [...]

Stephen Junk Triumphantly Returns To Tsugaru

Stephen Junk heading toward the coast of Hokkaido shown below. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Stephen Junk took a while, but he finally crossed the Tsugaru Channel in northern Japan off his Oceans Seven [...]

Honoka Hasegawa Hauls Between Honshu And Hokkaido

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On August 24th, Honoka Hasegawa (長谷川ほのか) is a 18-year-old Japanese open water swimmer who became the youngest person and fastest woman to cross the Tsugaru Channel between Honshu and [...]

Things We Ponder In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The use of swim streamers in channel swims and marathon swims has been debated by a few. But, at the heart of the debate, we wonder, "What is really [...]

The Uniqueness Of French Around The Globe

Courtesy of Beth French on history's first Calendar Year Oceans Seven in the English Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Tsugaru Channel, Cook Strait, Strait of Gibraltar, and Catalina Channel, attempted all within one calendar year.. [...]

Load More Posts