Yuko Matsuzaki

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Yuko Matsuzaki at the United Nations, photo by Skip Storch
Yuko Matsuzaki with Dale Petranech at the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies at the United Nations
Yuko Matsuzaki after she completed a 83 km solo swim in Lake Cane, Florida in 33 hours 24 minutes in September 2008
Yuko Matsuzaki after she completed a 83 km solo swim in Lake Cane, Florida in 33 hours 24 minutes
Yuko Matsuzaki (松崎裕子) is a professional marathon swimmer with swims in several countries around the world. Matsuzaki is the first Japanese to be inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2010 and gave a rousing acceptance speech at the United Nations in June 2011 at the Global Open Water Swimming Conference and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. She is currently serving as the Asia Vice President of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and is a two-time member of the 24-hour club.

Matsuzaki is a personable public speaker and currently working for the Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, Florida. She is also a board director and representative of the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association, helping foreign channel swimmers attempt the Tsugaru Channel in Japan.

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Record Marathon Swims

Matsuzaki completed two long unprecedented lake swims in Lake Cane, Florida with a 82 km marathon swim in 29 hours 55 minutes and her longest non-stop lake swim of 83 km completed in 33 hours 24 minutes in 13 September 2008 to join the 24-hour club. She will also attempt an unprecedented 20 km marathon swim between North Caicos to Grace Bay, Providenciales in Turks & Caicos.

Professional Marathon Swimming Career

Matsuzaki's long international marathon swimming career includes a number of professional marathon swims:

Writing

She wrote a book called "Marathon Swimming, My Fun Journey". She writes SWIM Magazine and JOYO newspaper every month.

Education

Matsuzaki graduated from the Tokyo Women's college of Physical Education.B.A.in Physical Education/ Institute of Sports Science The University of Tsukuna. She completed a study on fin swimming and presented her research at The Annals of Physiological Authropology/Tsukuba University, Graduate school of Physical Education. She completed a study on the Methodology of Physical Education entitled Energy efficiency of the Mono-Fin that was presented at the 37th Japanese Society of Physical Education.

First Professional Marathon Swim

Matsuzaki explains her first experience in a professional marathon swim at the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, the Italian leg of the FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix circuit.

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