2009 Honor Swimmer
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: World Points – 691, Pre-1986 Points-0. Total
Points: 691. Since 1972, he has competed in 4 age groups (65-69 thru 80-84). 30 FINA
He did not compete competitively until his university years at Keio University. But like
most boys of his age, this young fourth grader taught himself to swim and enjoyed swimming
any chance he had. He was born and raised in the Shizuoka prefecture, which is
home to one of the largest lakes in Japan; a water playground for him and his friends.
Competing to be the best and fastest swimmer possible, this Masters swimmer continues to compete at the highest levels
possible. Swimming for the Jyueikai Swim Club he has not attended any World Championships, but has accumulated
his status as one of the top Masters Swimmers in the world, based on rankings and world records only.
Keijiro Nakamura has been in the FINA Masters Top 10 for a total of 16 years through 2007. Primarily a backstroke
and freestyle swimmer, he has set 30 FINA Masters World Records in events 200 meters or less. Mr. Nakamura has competed
in four age groups (65-69 though 80-84) and has a total of 64 number one FINA world rankings.