Daiya Seto - Updated May 2024

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Daiya Seto

Daiya Seto is a professional Japanese swimmer who is best known for his varied and competent swimming forte. Daiya Seto is a successful and versatile swimmer who has been able to keep his hands on Gold medals in the Japanese Olympics and several other international events games.

Early Life 

Seto was born in May 24, 1994 in Moroyama, Saitama, Japan. As of now, he is 29 years old. However, there is no such information about his parents and siblings. Likewise, he first got into swimming at the early age of 5.

His keen interest in athletes, sports, and swimming made him participate in national swimming competitions during his elementary school. Participating in a national-level competition at such an early age is quite thunderbolting.


Daiya Seto is a professional Japanese swimmer. He learned games like Football and swimming but later on, he decided to give his dedication to swimming. Daiya Seto and Kosuke Hagino have been competitors since their childhood and chasing the same dream to become national-level swimmers from Japan and represent their nation to the world.

They both met each other during the national tournament where Daya defeated Hagino in 400m. They are still friends with each other and both are known as the genius swimmers of Japan.

He was a three-time winner at 400m IM at the interschool championship but he couldn’t play as a national player during London Summer Olympics 2012. The failure indeed hurt Daiya but he constantly dared to perceive his designated goals. He later then he won four different crowns during FiNa which was held in Istanbul.

The dexterous swimmer specializes in Butterfly, backstroke, Individual Medley, and Freestyles.

He finally had his hands on gold medals in the 2012, 2014, and 2016 world short course championships and was successful in keeping a record in the 200m Butterfly and 400m IM for completing in the shortest time.

He had participated in the Tokyo Olympics but unfortunately, he could only manage to be in the finals of the 200m. However, his dedication and constant courage to win the gold medal at the Olympics are still going on. We wish him to get his desired achievements very soon. At the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in 2020, he took part in his second Olympic competition. He placed fourth in the 200-meter individual medley final but was disqualified from the 400-meter final. Seto won the highest-scoring male award and prize money at the Doha, Qatar, stop of the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup. His victories in the 200-meter breaststroke and 400-meter individual medley on the third and final day of competition in Doha contributed to his high overall score.


Daiya Seto

Caption: Daiya Seto in his game Source: waseda.jp

Daiya Seto – Net Worth 2024

Daiya being a sportsman had successfully accumulated a subsequent amount of money through brand endorsement and other sponsorships. But the controversy caused him a huge loss. He was sponsoring Nippon Airways. So the current estimated net worth stands at $ 1 million.

Relationship Status 

 Daiya Seto has been married to Yuka Mabuchi. She was the daughter of the All Japan National Team Head Coach for Diving and a member of the Japan Swimming Federation Committee, Takahide Mabuchi. Yuka used to be a swimmer and had been participating in and winning various competitions since she was 6 years age. The couple met during an event of swimming and fell in love.

 While Seto announced their wedding on Instagram. They saved the date for October 1, 2017, and tied the knot at the hall in Tokyo, Japan. The couple had their first child a daughter Yuwa on June 26, 2018, and were blessed with their second daughter in March 2020.

Besides the happy marital parts, the couple was rumored to the extramarital affairs that were going on with Seto and his girlfriend. Seto apologized for the controversy to the media, well-wishers, and his family. It was then revealed that she was not the only girlfriend he had, but he had been in multiple relationships with many other girls previously. 


Following the commotion, he was devoid of performing any ads and endorsements and was suspended from the Japan Swimming Federation as he had violated the Japanese Sportsmanship Code of Conduct as a sportsman. Needless to say, he received so many negative comments and hatred from his well-wishers and fans. 

As of today, he has been preparing for the next Olympics and is now free from any such obligations and he has sincerely apologized to his wife. However, Yuka has not mentioned this to any of the media people. We hope that the couple has finally resolved the issue.

Daiya Seto – Body Measurements 2022

The 30-year-old handsome young man has a great muscular body and weighs about 72kgs. His height is 1.74 m. He has dark-colored hair and dark brown-eyes.

Daiya Seto

Caption: Daiya Seto posing for a photo Source: Instagram

Social Media 

Daiya Seto is active on Twitter and Instagram and posts pictures and posts about his victories and winnings in several tournaments. He goes with the Instagram and Twitter user ID daiya_seto gaining 152k followers. On Twitter, he has 181.4K followers.