A New Face In The Elite 10K World

A New Face In The Elite 10K World

The Daily News of Open Water Swimming noticed a new face entered in the 10K race at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships – Yumi Kida of Japan who placed eighth at the 2005 World Swimming Championships in the 1500-meter freestyles and recently won Japan Open Water Swimming National 10K Championships.

With Japan’s strength in the pool and its 2000+ year history with open water swimming, it seems appropriate that Japanese swimmers start making their mark at the international level.

A Japanese spokesman said, “We asked all our swimmers [here at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships] who wanted to swim the 10K. Yumi raised her hand and is looking forward to competing.”

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