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‘Pinoy Aquaman’ completes 25th open-water swim

Ingemar Macarine, nicknamed “Pinoy Aquaman”, added another feather to his cap after he conquered a 13-kilometer open-water swim today in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte.

Macarine eyes new open water swim

AFTER failing to cross Gingoog Bay which connects Camiguin Island and Misamis Oriental last January, Pinoy Aquaman Ingemar Macarine is now setting his sights on crossing Triana Port in Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos Port in mainland Southern Leyte today.

Macarine, a lawyer and an environmentalist, aims to cross the 13k distance as one of the highlights of the 496th anniversary of Limasawa Island’s historic First Mass by the Spanish missionaries.

Pinoy Aquaman to cross Limasawa-Padre Burgos

LIMASAWA, Southern Leyte (MindaNews / 18 March) — Triathlete and environmental lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will endure a record-setting 13-kilometer open water swim across Canigao Channel, between Southern Leyte and the historic island of Limasawa, on Sunday, March 19.

Macarine will kick off from Triana Port on Lamawasa Island to Padre Burgos town in Southern Leyte.

It Changed My Life: Long-distance swimmer makes waves for the environment

The tall brawny man with the intense eyes and salt-and-pepper hair strolls in, his presence filling up the small meeting room at the Park Hotel Alexandra.

"So you interview criminals," says Mr Lewis Pugh, with a mischievous grin hovering about his lips.

SSA to hold open water race on March 25 as qualifier for KL SEA Games

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) will hold the Liberty Insurance open water South-east Asian qualifiers on March 25 in the hopes of sending athletes to the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Swim the Burj Al Arab

Date: 
Friday, 31 March, 2017 (All day)

If you’ve ever driven past the Burj Al Arab, or longingly stared at it from 360o and thought, “I could swim around that”, then you’re in luck.

The Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is back for its 13th year, where up to 700 swimmers are preparing for a 1,600 meter open water swim in the Arabian Gulf– all in the name of a good cause. The event will be supporting Al Jalila Foundation’s Obesity Research campaign, and features as an official event of Dubai Sports Council. With 2017 being the UAE’s Year of Giving, what better way is there to dust off those lungs of yours, get your Speedos on and take the plunge?

A swim against the tide

City kids return triumphant from their swim across the Bangladesh channel, making them the youngest to have achieved this feat.

The phrase ‘age is just a number’ is more than just your overused cliché, as proved by three kids right here in the city. On Sunday, 10-year-old Vedant Sawant, and 11-year-olds Raj Patil and Dolly Patil swam across the Bangladesh channel from Teknaf Fisheries Jetty to Saint Martins’ Island Jetty in Bangladesh, making them the youngest people to have crossed any international channel. The trio crossed roughly 16.1 km, in around four hours time.

Extreme swimmers brace for Hong Kong’s toughest open water event

One of Hong Kong’s most gruelling races will be held next Saturday, February 18.

Now in its fifth year, the 15km Cold Half extreme marathon swim was introduced to cater to the growing interest in open water swimming in the city. It is the winter companion event to the popular Clean Half held in October.

Thrill of the open water

What actually goes on in the world of open water swimming? Swimmer Ridzwan A. Rahim offers some insight. ONE of the most liberating things I’ve have done for myself was to learn to swim. I used to fear deep water. At 33 however, I decided to change. I took up scuba diving and freediving. I learnt proper swim techniques and even lifesaving. Now at 40, I cannot look at seas and lakes without wanting to jump in. My biggest love is open water swimming. I relish being out in the open sea in little more than swimming trunks and goggles. My body is a vessel. The heart pumps blood to the limbs to carry this vessel across oceans.

Sea Hawks team from Mumbai swims to Mangaluru in record-breaking feat

Mangaluru, Dec 8: The city of Mangaluru on Thursday December 8 a Guiness world record-breaking feat when six swimmers that formed the 'Sea Hawks' reached the coast of Mangaluru at Tannirbavi, swimming a distance of 1,031 km from Mumbai.

This historic swim was kicked off at the Gateway of India on November 16 by Piyush Goyal, union minister for power. The expedition was undertaken to pay tribute to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 attack. The team of serving and former servicemen as well as civilians broke the record held by Night Rain (eds openwaterswimming.eu; Night Train) Open Water swimming team of US which had swum 504 km.

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