Born Kyoto 1897
Mr Setsu Nishimura, a young Japanese swimmer, from Kyoto, has arrived in London with the intention of trying to swim the English Channel. He says that if successful he will attempt to swim back again after a rest. Nishimura is director of the Japanese Swimming Association. He says that on one occasion he swam around a lake in Japan, a distance of 140 miles. He was swimming for nine days – swimming one day and resting a day
23 June 1925 – Shields Daily News
Jan. 10 – Setsu Nishimura, 42 year old resident of Kyoto who swam across the Yangtze river from Hankow to Wuchang in 30 minutes for some kind of a record 16 years ago, left this morning on board the Taiyo Maru to visit the Japanese troops in China. He intimated that he might possibly teach the Japanese troops the art of swimming in the Japanese style.
The Nippu Jiji, 10 Jan 1939