First Japanese-American In Stars & Stripes, Takashi “Halo” Hirose Enters Hall of Fame

L to R: US Champion relay of Sakamoto’s Maui Swim Club; Jose Balmores, Takashi (Halo) Hirose, William Neunzig and Kyoshi “Keo” Nakama - courtesy of ISHOF

Takashi “Halo” Hirose is the latest of 17 to be named in the Class of 2017 heading for the International Swimming Hall of Fame in August ceremonies. Halo enters the Hall as a pioneer. He was one of the fastest swimmers in the world, and thanks to Julie Checkoway, author of the best-selling book The Three Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory’, an “amazing story is being remembered,” says one-time USA sprint king Steve Clark

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