Boholano ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ breaks record in Negros-Siquijor swim

(VIDEO: Roel Catoto, RNC VIDEOS)

The Boholano triathlete dubbed “Pinoy Aquaman” broke his previous distance swimming record by crossing the waters between Dumaguete City and San Juan, Siquijor on Wednesday.

Environmental lawyer Ingemar Macarine swam 24.56 kilometers unassisted and nonstop for 11 hours and 21 minutes.

In his Facebook post, Macarine, who is known to dedicate his celebrated long-distance swims to his advocacies, intended his latest feat to “promote voter registration and cleaner seas.”


Macarine is the election officer of the Commission on Elections in Tubigon, Bohol.

According to Macarine, he departed Siliman Beach at 5:19 a.m. and arrived at his destination at 4 p.m.

This was the most difficult swim yet, admitted the Pinoy Aquaman.

“The sea was calm during the first few kilometers, but turned choppy until I reached Siquijor,” he said.

Macarine’s recent successful long-distance swim broke his previous record set in May 2014.

“I also broke my personal record of 23 kilometers,” added Macarine referring to his previous swim from San Ricardo, Southern Leyte to Surigao City, Northern Mindanao. (Allen Doydora)

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