Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational
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The Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational (or the ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge or the 'Au I Nā Mokupuni 'Ekolu Maui Nui Swim) is a 3-day 3-stage ocean channel swim in the State of Hawaii where swimmers swim across 3 Hawaiian channels in 3 days.
During each day, swimmers attempt either a tandem swim or a solo swim across each channel: 13.5 km Pailolo Channel, 14.9 km Kalohi Channel and 14.1 km Auau Channel.
It is sanctioned by Hawaii Channel Association, recognized by Hawaii Swim, and organized by Dr. Steven Minaglia.
- On 12-15 September 2019, Dr. Steven Minaglia organized and 7 swimmers completed a crossing Maui, Lanai and Molokai in the Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational:
- Day One across the 14.9 km Kalohi Channel between Lanai and Molokai in 6 hours 4 minutes 40 seconds
- Day Two across the 13.5 km Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokai in 5 hours 50 minutes 10 seconds
- Day Three across the 14.1 km Auau Channel between Lanai and Maui in 7 hours 47 minutes
- 7-9 September 2018 Dr. Steven Minaglia organized and completed the Second Annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge. 6 swimmers completed the challenge.
- On 21-23 October 2017 Dr. Steven Minaglia organized and completed the First Annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge 5 swimmers completed the challenge.
2022 October 13-15 Swimmers
2022 February 21-23 Swimmers
2021 August 27-29 Swimmers
- Lauren Grous
- Edie Markovich, youngest to complete Maui Nui Swim age 16
- Jamie Tout, oldest to complete Maui Nui Swim age 68
2021 February 19-21 Swimmers
- Steven Minaglia
- Kelly Quin, using fins
2019 September 12-15 Swimmers
2018 September 7-9 Swimmers
2017 October 21-23 Swimmers
Triple Crown of Stage Swims
It is part of the Triple Crown of Stage Swims:
- SCAR Swim Challenge, a 4-day, 4-stage 66.9 km lake stage swim: 15.2 km Saguaro Lake on Day 1 + 14.4 km Canyon Lake on Day 2 + 27.3 km Apache Lake on Day 3 + 10 km Roosevelt Lake on Day 4 in Arizona, USA.
- 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, an 8-day, 7-stage 193 km river stage swim down the Hudson River: 29.4 km on Day 1 + 31.8 km on Day 2 + 21.2 km on Day 3 + 24.4 km on Day 4 + 31.8 km on Day 5 (The Beast) + 25.2 km on Day 6 + 29.1 km on Day 7 in New York, USA.
- Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational, a 3-day 3-stage 42.5 km ocean channel stage swim: 13.5 km Pailolo Channel on Day 1 + 14.9 km Kalohi Channel on Day 2 + 14.1 km Auau Channel on Day 3 in Hawaii, USA.
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