14 Swimmers Notch FINA ‘A’ Cuts On Day 1 Of 2017 Japan Swim


Through just one day of competition at the 2017 Japan Swim in Nagoya, we were already treated to one of several showdowns between domestic rivals Kosuke Hagino and Daiya Seto. Plus, the teen phenom that is Rikako Ikee was in the water, along with the newly-minted 200m breaststroke world record holder, Ippei Watanabe.

All told, 14 swims were clocked beneath the FINA ‘A’ qualifying time for the 2017 World Championships, giving viewers a sense of the speed this meet may be carrying. Although the Japanese Swimming Federation has its own tiered qualification times (see in header), the list below gives us an idea of where the roster spots may shake out at the end of the 4-day competition.

Women’s 400 Freestyle

  • Chihiro Igarashi – 4:08.28

Women’s 50 Butterfly

Men’s 50 Butterfly

  • Junya Hasegawa – 23.50
  • Syunichi Nakao – 23.64
  • Takeshi Kawamoto – 23.67

Men’s 400 IM

Men’s 100 Freestyle

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

  • Reona Aoki – 1:06.77
  • Satomi Suzuki – 1:06.91

Men’s 100 Breaststroke

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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