ANNAPOLIS – A triathlete lawyer from Surigao del Norte who is known for taking on a dozen open water solo swim challenge, swam across the great Chesapeake Bay bridge, a major dual span bridge in the state of Maryland, spanning 4.3 miles.
Atty. Ingemar Macarine is the first Filipino to swim across the Chesapeake Bay, the second man in history.
In 1982, American Brian Joseph Earley was the only other person known to solo-swim across this bay, considered as the largest estuary in the world.
He started what is now known as the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, an annual open water race where only about 60 percent of the hundreds of swimmers finish the race.
On Tuesday, Macarine’s solo swim record was 5 miles in 2 hours and 53 minutes.
“I’m so happy that I made it, of course, it’s the first attempt to swim solo across the Chesapeake Bay,” he said.