Yuko Matsuzaki, Marathon Swimming Hall Of Famer

Yuko Matsuzaki, Marathon Swimming Hall Of Famer

Yuko Matsuzaki was inducted by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2010, a recognition of her long career as a marathon swimmer and ambassador. Yuko completed swims in several countries around the world – always with a smile on her face before and after.

Yuko completed two long unprecedented lake swims in Lake Cane, Florida with a 82K swim in 29 hours and 55 minutes and her longest non-stop lake swim of 83K completed in 33 hours and 24 minutes.

Yuko’s long international marathon swimming career includes a number of professional swims in Serbia (the 19K Jarak-Sabac), Greece (the 15K Crossing of Toroeos Gulf and 16K Trichonida Marathon in 6:29 and the 30K Kalamata-Koroni Marathon Swim in 8:47 and 10:47), Argentina (the 22K and 57K Rosario Marathons 9 times, 88K Hernandarias-Parana Marathon in 10:27, 10:08, 10:20, 10:47 and 11:04, the 56K Santa Fe-Coronda Marathon Swim in 9:48 and 9:37, the 25K Mar del Plata), the USA (the 35K Around Atlantic City Marathon Swim in 8:46, 10:17, 9:08, 9:14, 12:10, 9:26 and 9:13, the 25K Swim Across The Sound in 7:37, 7:30, 8:33, 8:46 and 8:06, Bermuda (the 10K Round the Sound), Canada (a double crossing of Lake Memphremagog and the 40K Traversee du lac Memphremagog in 11:24, 13:09, 11:01 and 11:48, and 40K lac St-Jean), Italy (the 27K Teraccina Marathon in 9:30, the 35K Riviera Marathon in 10:03 and the Capri-Napoli Marathon in 8:46, 9:42, 9:57 and 11:30) and the 20K Trasimeno Marathon in 4:57), Brazil (the 27K Tapes Marathon in 7:40 and 9:01 and 8:30), France (the 25k Lac Du Bourget) and several 12- and 24-hour non-stop swims on behalf of the YMCA Youth Scholarship Fund.

For more information, visit the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website.

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