Tag: Yuko Matsuzaki

The Hands Of Time

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ocean swimmers know. Lake swimmers know. Marathon swimmers know. The longer you swim, the more wrinkled your hands get. Yuko Matsuzaki,, a former professional marathon swimmer from Japan, completed an 83 km (51.5 miles) solo swim in Lake Cane in Orlando, Florida in 2008. After 33 hours 25 minutes in

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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 Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit, racing in Italy, Argentina, Serbia, Brazil, Greece, Bermuda, the United States, and Canada.

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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 was yesterday. They remember the currents, the water temperature, their escort crew, their post-race meals. "My old friend Megan [Mitchell] from

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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 be a great refresher after ocean swims. Coconut water, the clear liquid inside young green coconuts, is often called one of nature's great creations for

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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 Ocean Academy and Collin Gray of Shoreline Adventures in a swim organized by Ben Stubenberg. This swim was a direct result of a meeting between Matsuzaki and

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