Tag: Sado Island

Swimming Straight From Sado

Swimming Straight From Sado Courtesy of Masayuki Moriya, Ocean Navi, Sado Island, Japan. Team Ocean Navi completed a 40 km crossing from Sado Island to Niigata on the mainland on Honshu on June 12th.  The 12-person relay started at 2 am and finished 12 hours 24 minutes later in the city of Nagaoka. Taku Wakabayashi, Eri Obiya, Saki Watanabe, Hiroto Kagami,

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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 the mainland that Alcatraz or Robben Island, the 40 km was an effective lifelong sentence of banishment on the island with thick, lush forests and

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Relay In Its Prime: 17 Doing 43

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A 17-member relay of Japanese swimmers is managing its way across the 43 km course in the Sado Channel on the western coast of Japan. "After 6 hours 30 minutes, the team has finally reached the 17 km point against an increasingly strong wind and unexpectedly strong currents," reports one of the swimmers

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Travel To Tsugaru, Journeys To Japan

Some countries just seem so far away from the average American or British open water swimmer. These far-flung nations are geographically distant, culturally separate and linguistically different. The food is nothing like home and the expectations of society are world's apart. Summer is winter and winter is summer. Left is right and right can be wrong.

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