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Yasuji Fusano, a Lloretenc born in Japan.

Stoke after stoke Yasuji Fusano arrived in Lloret de Mar. It was the year 1966 and at that time Yasuji Fusano was playing for a waterpolo team in the German league and, while on holiday in Granada, he met a girl. As it turns out, this girl was from Lloret de Mar. Two years later they became husband and wife and moved to Lloret de Mar. Yasuji Fusano was one of the main promoters of swimming and different generations of Lloretans learned to swim thanks to his instructions. Fusano left us this beautiful phrase, a symbol of his appreciation of Lloret de Mar "I am a transplanted tree, my roots are here."

From the beach crossing to the Lloret Swimming Club

Yasuji Fusano arrived in Lloret de Mar and straightaway got involved in the life of the city through this great passion: swimming. He was the driving force behind the traditional Lloret de Mar bay crossing, an open water swimming event that has become a benchmark and made Lloret de Mar one of the essential places of the speciality.

“People from Lloret de Mar told me that I was crazy, that swimming in the sea was dangerous... But I thought otherwise, the craziness was in not enjoying the pleasure of swimming in a sea and along a coast as marvellous as these.”

Lloret de Mar bay crossing is considered the birthplace of the current Lloret Swimming Club. As Yasuji explains, "we had to promote the creation of a club in order to professionalize the organization of an event that was getting beyond us". Fusano has been the Club's Director and Trainer for many years, which he still has a hand in advising. He currently swims three times per week.

Yasuji Fusano received the Generalitat's Sport Medal in 2014 for his dedication to swimming and waterpolo. He also received the Forjado de Lloret de Mar prize, one of the town's most important.

Yasuji Fusano Recommends

Kayaking along the coast of Lloret is a sublime experience. Seeing the town from the sea, travelling along the coast, letting yourself get carried away... He recommends it to anyone wo wants to see Lloret de Mar in a different way.”

Where can you go kayaking  in Lloret de Mar?

A club with a lot of history

In the last number of years Lloret de Mar has become a place of reference for many clubs and athletes, both amateurs and professionals alike, who want to organize pre-season training camps and for all types of championships and sporting events. First class facilities, among which the Olympic pool, the hotel and services infrastructure and the Mediterranean climate stand out, key factors in the success of Lloret de Mar as a sporting destination.

Club Natació Lloret de Mar
Club de Natació Lloret de Mar
Piscina Lloret
Piscina Lloret de Mar

Swiming in open waters, a very typical Lloret tradition

Lloret de Mar is a paradise for Wild Roads (public network of marine and open water routes), both for the orography of the coast and for the beauty of the landscape. This sporting activity, which was started in the sixties by Yasuji Fusano and others lloretencs, sea and swimming lovers, is today one of the most renowned traditions with its roots firmly in Lloret de Mar.

Nedar aigues obertes Lloret - Fenals
Lloret de Mar - Fenals
Nedar aigues obertes Fenals - Sta. Cristina
Fenals - Sta. Cristina

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