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Expat eyeing record for swimming around Hong Kong Island wants to make splash for charity

Simon Holliday, 39, a learning and development manager for a Hong Kong law firm, plans to complete the 45km route without taking a break on November 11 in a bid to raise HK$1 million for his charity Splash, which offers free swimming lessons for the city’s domestic workers.

There is no official record for swimming around Hong Kong Island, but the challenge was first attempted by former Australian Olympic swimmer Linda McGill on May 23, 1974. The then 29-year-old swam 48km in 17 hours, complaining at the time that her main problem was “boredom and jellyfish”.

Heidi splashes to historic medal at Asian Open Water meet

PUTRAJAYA: Heidi Gan (pic) warmed up for the KL SEA Games by making a splash for Malaysia at the Asian Open Water Swimming Cham­pionships in Putrajaya Lake.

Heidi, who is based in Perth, became the first Malaysian to win an Asian championships medal after finishing third in the women’s 5km event yesterday.

The 28-year-old completed the race, held under calm but hot conditions, in 1’05:03.586.

Equip children with open-water swimming skills: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE — Following the death of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the waters near East Coast Park, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said that there is a need to do more to equip children with open-water swimming skills. He was at the boy’s wake on Tuesday (May 9).

In 2010, a national water safety programme called SwimSafer was introduced with the goal of arming Singaporeans, especially children, with water safety knowledge and water survival skills, as a safeguard against drowning.

Burnell and Muller, the best in Abu Dhabi (UAE)

PR 17: FINA Communications Department

Jack Burnell (GBR) and Aurélie Muller (FRA) were the winners of the second race of the FINA/HOSA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup, held today in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Burnell was the fastest in a field of 70 swimmers, touching home in 1h45m54s6, while Muller was the best among 54 competitors, triumphing in 1h52m35s3. 

Macarine successfully swims Dumaguete to Siquijor

DESPITE the strong current, open-water swimmer Ingemar Macarine managed to complete the 24-kilometer swim from Dumaguete City to San Jose, Siquijor last Wednesday. “This is the most difficult swim ever that it crossed my mind several times to abandon this swim,” said the lawyer and triathlete Macarine after completing his 27th open water swim in the country.

Macarine to swim from Dumaguete to Siquijor

LAWYER Ingemar Macarine resumes his clarion call to clean our oceans and seas as sets to swim the rough seas that connect Siquijor Island and Dumaguete City today.

If successful, this will be the 26th successful open water swim for the 29-year old lawyer and environmentalist who is fondly called the Pinoy Aquaman.

His most recent swim was from Limasawa Island to Padre Burgos in Southern Leyte. He covered the 13-kilometer distance in four hours and 34 minutes.

Qatar Open Water Swimming Championship to kick off on 28th of April

Doha: The annual Qatar Open Water Swimming Championship will kick off in Al Dhakira Corniche on the 28th of April.

Race is open for all, both individuals teams male and female.

Sign up for the COEGA Mina Mile Open and make a splash!

The COEGA Sunwear/GO Sport Mina Mile Open Water Swim Series makes its final splash of the season next week and you can still join with registration still open.

On Saturday, April 15, hundreds will flock to Barasti Beach at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort in Dubai as they take to waters across different distances.

‘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.

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