Tag: Yasunari Hirai

Yasunari Hirai Freestyling Fast

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was only until recently that many (most?) American competitive swimming coaches believed that participating in open water swimming competitions would led to slower times in the pool for their athletes. But 2015 10 km world champion Jordan Wilimovsky and his coach Dave Kelsheimer are slowly influencing

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How Fast Do Olympic 10K Swimmers Train?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Three-time Olympic medalist Ous Mellouli of Tunisia and Japanese 2-time Olympian Yasunari Hirai were training at high altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona with coach Bill Rose of the Mission Viejo Nadadores. How fast do these athletes train for their upcoming Olympic 10K Marathon Swim final in Copacabana Beach at

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Podium Hopefuls Train Closely On High

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. As the Olympic fever starts to build for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Olympians are also cumulating their final preparations after a long 4-year training cycle since the 2012 London Olympic Games. Time and time again, we see rivals in the open water train together. The camaraderie they share is special. They

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Jack Burnell Wins On The Sunshine Coast

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jack Burnell of Great Britain made his long trip to Mooloolaba, a tourist resort on the Australian Sunshine Coast of Queensland worthwhile. In the build-up to the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Rio de Janeiro this August, Burnell and his British teammates are traveling the globe to gain even more experience

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