What was supposed be a training swim earned the ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ another feather in his cap.
Environmental lawyer Ingemar Macarine on Monday swam a 12.45-km distance in the Cebu Strait travelling nonstop and unassisted from Panggangan Island, Calape to Sandingan Island, Loon.
He crossed the distance in five hours and 11 minutes.
â€œThis is my second marathon swim in the Cebu Strait. It was supposed to be a regular 3-hour open water swim training, but decided to continue the swim due to excellent weather conditions,â€ said Macarine in his Facebook page.
However, the swim was not without the typical challenges faced by Macarine as he noted that he encountered the ‘usual strong current and swarms of nasty jellies’ while passing through the eastern side of Cabilao Island where corals abound.
Macarine’s multi-kilometer swim on Monday was part of his training for an upcoming “ultimate open water swim” in August this year.
The attempt will again be a part of the environmental lawyer’s advocacy in promoting clean seas.
Last month, Macarine crossed waters between Dumaguete City and San Juan, Siquijor swimming for 11 hours and 21 minutes in a distance of 24.56 kilometers. (Rey Tutas)