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Tomonari Ogino (荻野智成) is a Japanese pool and open water swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Highlights[edit]

Tsugaru Channel Relay Crossing[edit]

チーム野獣津軽海峡横断泳 on 26 July 2016


チーム野獣 or Team Yajyu (meaning Team Beast in English) is a 6-person Japanese open water swimming team that crossed the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido on 26 July 2016 under the auspices of Ocean Navi and the escort of pilot Captain Mizushima of Tappi Misaki in Aomori Prefecture. Its members included 1st Tomonari Ogino (荻野 智成 in Japanese), 2nd Miho Yonezawa (米沢 美穂 in Japanese), 3rd Akiko Niide 新出 亜希子 in Japanese), 4th Takeshi Yamamoto 山本 毅 in Japanese), 5th Yumiko Okuda 奥田 由美子 in Japanese), and 6th Kumiko Koizumi 小泉 久美子 in Japanese).

International Swim across La Perouse Channel[edit]

He participated in the International Swim across La Perouse Channel, a 42 km ocean swim between Sakhalin, Russia and Hokkaido, Japan across La Pérouse Strait or the Sōya Strait, a strait dividing the southern part of the Russian island of Sakhalin from the northern part of the Japanese island of Hokkaidō that connects the Sea of Japan on the west with the Sea of Okhotsk on the east in July 2019.

La Pérouse Strait is a strait is 42 km (26 miles) long and 40 to 140m (130 to 460 feet) deep. The narrowest part of the strait is in the west between Russia's Cape Krillion and Japan's Cape Soya. The strait is named after Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, who explored it in 1787.

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