Tag: Yasunari Hirai

Pool Open Water In Japan

The open water swimming community is doing more and more POW (Pool Open Water) events, but the Japanese have really stepped it up a notch. Instead of doing a POW competition in a rectangular 50-meter pool, the Oiso Prince Hotel hosted a POW event in its hotel facilities at its seaside resort location - near Tokyo and only steps away from the Pacific

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The Green Room In The Open Water

Pool swimming has a ready room. As do aircraft carrier pilots. The television industry has its green room. And the open water world has its tents. Tents are usually put up near the start of an open water swim where the international field gathers to check-in, get their numbers and transponders, and mentally prepares themselves for the looming

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Richard Weinberger On Top Down Under

At the 2012 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth this past Saturday, emerging Canadian star Richard Weinberger flew in for some good, stiff competition. 5K into the race, the young man with his eye on the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim steadily pulled away from a global field to win handily in 1 hour 53

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