LAWYER and triathlete Ingemar Macarine is set for his 25th open water swim to promote cleaner seas and tourism in the country.
The environmentalist Macarine will swim a two-way crossing of the Macajalar Bay between Misamis Oriental and Camiguin Island tomorrow.
Macarine will start the 24-kilometer swim in Camiguin Island to Misamis Oriental and back.
He said that the wind speed is quite strong this weekend, which is expected to be around 15 knots.
“There will be strong winds this Saturday. We’re hoping that there are no big waves. If the sea would be rough, we can’t do anything but cancel the swim for safety,” Macarine told Sun.Star Cebu.
“I want to finish the two-way swim, but if the water will be rough by the time, I would put my navigator boat in danger and chances would be a one-way swim,” said Macarine.
To recall, during Macarine’s 20K swim from Bantayan Island to San Remegio, Cebu last April 2015, one of the navigating boats capsized due to big wave.
Everyone on the boat was safe after they were rescued by the escort boat.