Courtesy of Ingemar Macarine, Cebu Strait, Philippines.

Ingemar Macarine swam across the Cebu Strait in his native Philippines by pioneering a new route from Argao Pier, Municipality of Argao, Province of Cebu to Barangay Pantudlan, Cabilao Island, Municipality of Loon, Province of Bohol.

His first crossing of Cebu Strait was June 12th 2016 when he swam 16 km from Cabilao Island, Loon, Bohol to Argao, Cebu. His second crossing was in April 2017 when he swam 12 km from Panggangan Island, Calape to Sandingan Island, Loon, Bohol.

His swim, navigated by Ambet Dumayag of Argao Bantay Dagat Commission and Roel Catoto, covered a distance of 18.15 km in 8 hours 25 seconds. It was his last distance workout before he attempts to become first Filipino to successfully cross the English Channel in mid-August.

I was thinking of abandoning the swim when I encountered a swarm of nasty jellyfish the first 7 km. This is my last long swim as I will depart for Europe to start my acclimatization training for my ultimate swim [across the English Channel].”

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