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Pailolo Channel

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noun - The Pailolo Channel separates the islands of Maui and Molokai in the state of Hawaii. It is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) wide and part of the Eight Seas. 31 people to date have successfully swum across the Pailolo Channel (Pailolo Channel Swimmers).

Channels in the Hawaiian Islands

There are 9 main channels in the Hawaiian Islands that individuals attempt to swim: Auau Channel (or the Maui Channel), Kalohi Channel, Alalakeiki Channel, Pailolo Channel, Alenuihaha Channel, Kaulakahi Channel, Kealaikahiki Channel, Kaiwi Channel (or Moloka'i Channel) and the Kaieiewaho Channel.

Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational

Crossing the Pailolo Channel is one stage of the 3-day 3-stage Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational between the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Pailolo Channel Swimmers

The following swimmers have successfully swum the Pailolo Channel:

32. 2013 - Steve Minaglia M.D. (two-way crossing)
31. 2012 - Craig Coombs
30. 2012 - Steve Minaglia M.D.
29. 2012 - Scott Harvey M.D.
28. 2011 - Forrest Nelson
27. 2011 - Tina Neill
26. 2011 - Dave Matthews
25. 2011 - Karah Nazor Friberg
24. 2009 - Carl Kawauchi
23. 2009 - Chris Palfrey
22. 2008 - Bill Goding
21. 2008 - Quinn Carver
20. 2006 - Billy Brown
19. 2006 - Karen Finnerty
18. 2006 - Joe Glenn
17. 2005 - Jim Sorensen
16. 2004 - Ginny Walsh
15. 1998 - Carl Kawauchi
14. 1998 - Bill Costello
13. 1998 - Alton Motobu
12. 1993 - Carl Kawauchi 1st, Molokai to Maui
11. 1993 - Dennis Blake
10. 1993 - Vernon Knight
9. 1993 - Joe Nagi
8. 1991 - Carl Kawauchi
7. 1991 - Ulrich Klinke
6. 1990 - Linda Kaiser 1st Women
5. 1990 - Mike Spalding
4. 1990 - Janice Vierra
3. 1989 - James Jonsson
2. 1989 - Harry Huffaker
1. 1973 - Jim Caldwell 1st Crossing

Maui Nui Triangle Swim

Becca Mann completed her unprecedented 63.9 km Maui Nui Triangle Swim between the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai in the state of Hawaii on 18-19 August 2019 in 20 hours 53 minutes 37 seconds.

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