Ingemar Macarine reported on his recent group swim along the Hamilo Coast in the Philippines across the Verde Island Passage, a strait that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, connecting the South China Sea with the Tayabas Bay and the Sibuyan Sea.
“[A group of us] conquered Verde Island Passage by swimming non-stop from Dorado Cove to Pico di Loro Beach & Country Club, in Nasugbu, Batangas. Betsy Medalla and Julian Valencia swam 10.65 km in 3 hours 13 minutes with navigator Leonardo Justo, Moi Yamoyam and Mikey Villanueva 10.2 km in 4 hours 51 minutes, Frank Lacson 10.5 km in 4 hours 15 minutes with navigator Benedict Malapas, and Ingemar Macarine completed 7.1 km in 3 hours 31 minutes with navigator Edwin Dela Cruz.”
WWF Philippines and SEA Verde Island Passage Institute organized REEF STROKES to promote their swimmers’ collective advocacy against ocean pollution and climate change.
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