WOWSA Man of the Year  Yutaka Shinozaki (Japan) - Founder of the Japan International Open Water Swimming Association

WOWSA Man of the Year Yutaka Shinozaki (Japan) – Founder of the Japan International Open Water Swimming Association

Yutaka Shinozaki founded and has developed the Japan International Open Water Swimming Association (JIOWSA) to be a 9-month-long, 14-part open water swimming series in Japan. 

From Okinawa to Honshu, Shinozaki-san and his staff and volunteers have created an enjoyable, safe, competitive open water swim series for all ages and abilities.

From the pre-race beach clean-ups to comprehensive safety considerations, Shinozaki-san continues to promote and professionalize open water in Japan.  As more and more foreign swimmers learn about the myriad competitions in Japan from the tropical seas of Okinawa to the calm waters of Lake Biwa, JIOWSA will become a larger attraction for the Asian and global open water swimming community.  For dreaming large and executing professionally, Yutaka Shinozaki is a worthy nominee for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

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WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.

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