Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

No one is crossing more unswum channels than Filipino attorney Ingemar Macarine is currently doing now.

If he isn’t attempting a new channel crossing, he is planning the logistics for one or searching on a map for a new one in his native Philippines, a land of more than 7,000 islands.

His latest unprecedented crossing was between Guinsiliban Port on Camiguin Island to Calamcam Beach in the Municipality of Talisayan, Province of Misamis Oriental on the mainland of Mindanao. After battling 23.51 km against a strong current and rough conditions, he landed in 7 hours 47 minutes.

Our original landing point was Balingoan Port, but I was carried away by a very strong current.

Born and raised in Placer and Malimono, Surigao del Norte, I am saddened by the ongoing war in Marawi City. This swim is my humble contribution to promote peace between our Brother Muslims and Christians in Mindanao. Gilbert Grado helped by serving as my swim pacer for the last few kilometers. My spirit and will were uplifted when Gilbert jumped in and accompanied me while I was approaching Sipaka Point.”

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