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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.

Red Bull Neptune Steps - more than 300 brave competitors take part in 'world's toughest open-water adventure race'

In a stacked field, which included Olympic triathlete Gordon Benson and World Universities Champion Grant Sheldon, Mark Deans from Glasgow used his experience to win the title for the third year in a row.

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.

Thomas Lurz: ‘In swimming you need to have ability to accept pain’

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Lurz retired two years ago as one of the most decorated distance swimmers of all time, two Olympic medals (10km) and 12 World titles in the open water confirming the German's status as a great of the sport.

The ability to tolerate pain, believes Thomas Lurz, is essential in competitive swimming. He should know. Lurz retired two years ago as one of the most decorated distance swimmers of all time, two Olympic medals (10km) and 12 World titles in the open water confirming the German's status as a great of the sport.

“In swimming in general, you need to have the ability to accept the pain,” he said here on Friday. “It doesn't matter if it's 100m, 200m or 25km: they (the sprinters) have their pain; we have ours. It hurts like hell. The only way you can resist it is hard training.”

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.

Otaua swimmer Sam Muir James hitting targets in quest to swim Cook Strait

After 14 hours, 58 minutes and 3 seconds of swimming and covering 40.5 km from Turangi to Lake Taupo, Sam Muir James completed the longest swim of his life so far.

The Otaua swimmer, who has autism, has found a passion in tackling long distance open water swims.

In April, Sam will set his sights on his major goal of successfully crossing the Cook Strait.

Open swimmers invited to sign up for brand new Exmoor event

A brand new open water swimming event is being held at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor on September 30.

The Exmoor Open Water Swim is being billed as a ‘safe and friendly’ event for seasoned long distance open water swimmers looking to challenge themselves on a 4km single loop of the lake.

There will be an ‘elite’ section for racers and non-wetsuit wearers are also welcome to participate.

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.

Leziate open water swimming club shuts after £3k equipment raid

In the latest incident, discovered at the weekend, around £3,000 worth of equipment was stolen from the Wetnosers open water swimming club, which 

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