17 Named To Japanese World Championships Roster So Far


When all was said and done after 7 days of competition at the Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Toko, 17 swimmers have been named to Japan’s roster for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, Korea.

There is still a 2nd qualifying competition, whic is the Japan Open Swim, scheduled for May 30th – June 2nd. We’ll get a full roster, including relay participants, after that meet.

Missing from the roster below is Kosuke Hagino, who is taking time away to tend to his mental health and motivation, while Rikako Ikee is battling leukemia. Hiromasa Fujimori is also out of competition due to facing doping charges.

Official Roster for World Championships as of 04/08/19:

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Retta 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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