Entering The Golden Age Of Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After looking back on her 27-year career as an open water swimmer, Japan's Yuko Matsuzaki is not even halfway done. The 52-year-old spent decades competing on the FINA Open [...]

It Was Like Yesterday

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 [...]

Coconut Water Tastes Great, Less Filling

Photo of Yuko Matsuzaki drinking a post-Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim drink of coconut water in Turks & Caicos, courtesy of photographer Craig Bruce . We find the pure water of fresh organic coconuts to [...]

Meeting People And Doing Swims

Courtesy of 4 News, Turks & Caicos. A 4 News report showcases Japan's Yuko Matsuzaki's 21 km Swim Marathon Turks & Caicos in Turks & Caicos. She was escorted by pilots Greg Doolittle of Surfside [...]

Pioneer Swim May Lead To Future Attempts

Courtesy of Ben Stubenberg from the Swim Marathon Turks & Caicos. Professional marathon swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki battled tough currents and chop to complete the first-ever swim from Sandy Point, North Caicos to Grace Bay in [...]

Yuko Matsuzaki Is Big In Turks & Caicos

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yuko Matsuzaki is big in Japan with newspaper columns and books on marathon swimming. But she is even bigger in Turks & Caicos where she completed an unprecedented 21 [...]

It Only Hurts After

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yuko Matsuzaki has swum as long as 33 hours non-stop and completed several dozens of professional marathon swims - some cold, some warm, many rough - during her lengthy [...]

Marathon Swimming: Yuko’s Fun Journey Continues

Former professional marathon swimmer Yuko Matsuzaki of Tokyo, Japan has traveled throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia doing a variety of solo marathons and professional races. With dozens of swims and adventures - many hilarious [...]

When Women Move Men And Mindsets

Women have often set the bar in the open water. No distance, no temperature seems out of reach for the fairer sex. It has happened in lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada, the Bering Strait, Beagle [...]

The Floating Tribe Around The Globe

Novelist Pico Iyer calls his kind, The Floating Tribe. An Indian of blood and ancestry, Iyer was raised and educated in England, but has lived for decades in both Japan and the U.S.A. He is [...]

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