Mark Spratt, Edie Markovich, Lauren Grous, Dr. Steven Minaglia, and Dan Worden huddle up during the 3-day, 3-stage swim 'Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational where they swam the 14.9-km Kalohi Channel between Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi on 27 August 2021, the 14.1 km Auau Channel between Maui and Lānaʻi on 28 August 2021, and the 13.5 km Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokaʻi on 29 August 2021 in the state of Hawaii]] Lānaʻi or Lanai Island is the sixth-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is also known as the Pineapple Island because of its past as an island-wide pineapple plantation and start of the Maui Channel Swim. The only town is Lānaʻi City, a small settlement. The island is somewhat comma-shaped, with a width of 18 miles (29 km) in the longest direction. The land area is 140.5 square miles (364 km2), making it the 42nd largest island in the United States. It is separated from the island of Molokaʻi by the Kalohi Channel to the north, and from Maui by the Auʻau Channel to the east. There are no traffic lights on the entire island.
Open Water Swimming
It is the start of the Maui Channel Swim, an ocean swimming relay competition between the islands of Lanai and Maui. Each team has six swimmers who rotate at fixed intervals. It is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and annually named as one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims by the World Open Water Swimming Association.
- 8.8-mile (14.1 km) Auau Channel between Lanai and Maui
- 9.3-mile (14.9 km) Kalohi Channel between Molokai and [[Lanai
- 17-mile (27.3 km) Kealaikahiki Channel between Kahoolawe and Lanai
- 59 km - 63 km Maui Nui Crossings between Lanai, Maui and Molokai
Kealaikahiki Channel Crossing by Quinn Carver, Bill Goding
Maui Nui Triangle Swim
Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational
- 7 swimmers swam the three channels between Maui, Lanai and Molokai in Hawaii on three successive days between 12-15 September 2019 in the Au I Na Mokupuni Ekolu Endurance Challenge Invitational:
- Day One across the 14.9 km Kalohi Channel between Lanai and Molokai completing in 6 hours 4 minutes 40 seconds
- Day Two across the 13.5 km Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokai completing in 5 hours 50 minutes 10 seconds
- Day Three across the 14.1 km Auau Channel between Lanai and Maui completing in 7 hours 47 minutes