Daiya Seto No Longer Competing At JPN SC Championships This Month

Late last month, Japan’s double gold medalist from the 2019 FINA World Aquatic Championships, Daiya Seto, submitted his request to be removed as captain of the Japanese Olympic swimming team.

The 26-year-old father of two had accepted the post after his 200m IM and 400m IM victories in Gwangju rendered him automatically qualified for a Tokyo-based Olympic Games. The captainship appointment carried over with the Games’ postponement to 2021.

However, due to an extramarital affair to which Seto has both admitted to and apologized for, he asked to be removed as team captain, a request which the Japanese Swimming Federation (JASF) accepted at its executive board meeting today.

Additionally, Seto has reportedly withdrawn from the Japanese Short Course Swimming Championships. The event is slated to be held in Tokyo in early December and would have given Seto a chance to shake off the competition cobwebs since his sole post-coronavirus pandemic exhibition race at the Waseda University/Keio University dual in August. There, he hit a casual 1:58.62 200m IM (LCM).

Seto is reportedly discussing his participation in season 2 of the International Swimming League (ISL). (Sanspo)

We have reached out to Seto directly but the Tokyo Frog Kings have denied the report that Seto was considering skipping the ISL season.

Seto’s absence for the Tokyo Frog Kings’ inaugural ISL season would deal a big-time blow to the Kosuke Kitajima-run outfit. Seto won the league title with Energy Standard last year, though he only competed in one meet: the league finale. Seto was a huge contributor there, though, winning the 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 fly for Energy Standard.

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Corn Pop
2 years ago

Over bulked & breaking out bad = supplements . That and / or 200 fly / 400 IM takes its toll on brain chemistry.

Lucky Hagino wrecked h i s elbow skateboarding (?) Or he would join Phelps , Lochte & Seto on the meltdown column . Kalitz was hovering but he either saw the car crash ahead or he could not push himself to that level of physical& mental deletion.

Something to think about .

2 years ago

I don’t think withdrawing from everything in his life swimming and career wise would change anything about his sexual addiction if he has one .. I’d rather read about what steps is he actually taking to resolve issues in his marriage so that he could learn from it and be a role model .. that’s what this whole issue is all about isn’t it ?

2 years ago

Again, this affair was not his fault. Only about 1 out of 10 SwimSwam commenters could have resisted this girl, married or not.

Reply to  Eisenheim
2 years ago

^^^this man kinda sus

Last edited 2 years ago by Dbswims
2 years ago

Starting to worry about how this guy’s mental health will be affected by all these withdrawals. All this seclusion and public shame can’t be good…

2 years ago

bruh moment

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