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Maui Nui Triangle Swim

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The triangle-shaped course of the Maui Nui Swim governed by the Kaiwi Channel Association between the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai

The Maui Nui Swim (or the Maui Nui Triangle Swim, the Maui Nui Crossings, the Maui Nui Channel Swim, or originally the 3 Islands Swim) is a non-stop three-way channel swim between the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai, swum in any order by either a relay or solo swimmer. There are innumerable starting and finishing points, courses and directions (clockwise or counterclockwise) that swimmers can take to complete this swim. Solo swims of the Maui Nui Swim are governed by the Kaiwi Channel Association.

Maui Nui

Maui Nui was once a large landmass that consisted of the modern-day islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe in Hawaii approximately 1.2 million years ago. These four islands comprise of Maui County in contemporary times.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nomination

Becca Mann's 2019 Maui Nui Swim was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award as follows:

The Maui Nui Swim, a non-stop cross-current triple ocean channel swim between the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai, had last been attempted 30 years ago and never been successfully completed. 21-year-old Becca Mann, a published author and world-class pool and marathon swimmer with national and international titles under her cap, was looking for a totally new challenge – and the Maui Nui met all her parameters. With a highly veteran escort and support crew alongside her, Mann set off from Maui on the 57.78 km course with loads of excitement and a bit of innocence as to what she was about to experience. While she had finished 6th in the USA Swimming national 10K championships earlier in the year, she was swimming well beyond anything she had ever done before in the deep blue waters of Hawaii. Rough water, strong winds and changing currents relentlessly battered her about as her confidence waned a bit, but Mann kept going with a focused mindset and completed the Maui Nui in 20 hours 53 minutes. For completely an unprecedented ocean course in Hawaii, for swimming over 3 times as long as she had ever done before in the Pailolo, Kalohi and Auau Channels, and for finishing 4th overall in Waikiki Roughwater Swim only two weeks later, the Maui Nui Swim by Becca Mann of the USA is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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Synonyms

Maui Nui Crossings, Maui Nui Channel Swim

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