Daiya Seto, Ippei Watanabe Among Those Headed To JPN Professional Championships


With the 2022 FINA Short Course Championships on the horizon, several of Japan’s biggest competitors will be racing this weekend at the 5th Japan Professional Swimming Championships.

Japan’s roster for Melbourne has already been announced, which means these Championships offer an additional opportunity to get some racing in one month out. And we’re seeing racers trying out some ‘off’ events, such as Katsuhiro Matsumoto taking on the 1500m freestyle, while Daiya Seto is entered in the 200m backstroke.

On the whole, the entries here are on the lighter side, especially for the women. For instance, there are only 3 swimmers entered in the 200m back and 5 in the 200m breast. Nonetheless, there are still key racers on which to keep our eyes as they descend upon Saga City.

Top Men’s Entrants

Shinri Shioura
Katsumi Nakamura
Junya Koga
Masahiro Kawane
Katsuo Matsumoto
Kenta Ozaki
Shogo Takeda
Ryosuke Irie
Daiya Seto
Ryuya Mura
Ippei Watanabe
Daiki Tanaka
Masato Sakai
Takumi Terada
Juran Mizohata

Top Women’s Entrants

Chihiro Igarashi
Sachi Mochida
Anna Konishi
Satomi Suzuki
Suzuka Hasegawa
Kanako Watanabe

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About Retta Race

Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

Read More »