September 19, 2012
It was a big letdown for Akihiro Yamaguchi when he failed to qualify for the London Olympics.
September 16, 2012
Japanese teenager Akihiro Yamaguchi set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke on Sept. 15 at a national swimming meet, nearly breaking the 2 minutes, 7 seconds barrier.
September 06, 2012
As he led Team Japan into London's Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games, flag-bearer Keiichi Kimura was positively beaming.
August 14, 2012
Team Japan won 11 swimming medals in London, second only to the United States -- something to celebrate, but don't get too carried away--none of the 11 were gold.
July 30, 2012
LONDON--Japanese Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima on July 29 failed in his bid to win a third breaststroke double, coming fifth in a 100 meters race that broke a world record...
July 15, 2012
ETAJIMA, Hiroshima Prefecture--Letters that an Olympic medalist sent to his wife from Iwojima island, where he perished during the final days of World War II, will soon be used ...
July 11, 2012
When he was in the second grade, future Olympic backstroke medalist Ryosuke Irie hated swimming.
July 05, 2012
SHANGHAI--As a gangly 15-year-old at his first world championships in 2007, Sun Yang asked his mother whether he was fit to drink the "foot-bath water" of Michael Phelps and...
July 03, 2012
When he was in his second year of high school, Ryo Tateishi shattered the 200-meter high school breaststroke record set years earlier by future Olympic gold medalist Kosuke...
June 09, 2012
BEIJING--Ye Shiwen astounded the swimming world when she produced a devastating freestyle leg in the women's 200 meters individual medley to land China's first swimming gold...
June 02, 2012
Banned from international competition two years ago, a rubber swimsuit has found new life as a training tool for the nation's Olympians ahead of this summer's London Olympics.
May 28, 2012
After conquering the cold waters and demanding currents of the Strait of Dover, 72-year-old distance swimmer Akiko Nakazawa wants to next test herself against the world's best.
May 26, 2012
Last April, just after the London Olympic swimming qualifiers, Japan’s national team held a training camp at the National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health.
May 03, 2012
The Japanese swimming federation is reconsidering plans to conduct altitude training following the death of Norwegian 100 meter breaststroke world champion Alexander Dale Oen.
May 03, 2012
PHOENIX--An autopsy of world champion Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen, who collapsed and died in Arizona this week at the age of 26, has found no conclusive cause of death,...
April 21, 2012
High school swimmer Kosuke Hagino recently put himself in some pretty impressive company.
April 06, 2012
Kosuke Kitajima won the men's 200-meter breaststroke at Japan's swimming championships on April 6 in Tokyo to qualify for his second event at the London Olympics.
April 05, 2012
At the national swimming championships, which began April 2 at Tokyo’s Tatsumi International Swimming Center and double as an Olympic selection meet, a 17-year-old newcomer...
February 15, 2012
This is the last installment of a three-part series on Norimasa Hirai, head coach of the Japan swimming team, and who trained Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima between 1996 ...
February 15, 2012
Rina Akiyama says she will not be satisfied with another silver medal at her third Paralympic Games in London this summer.