Steven Minaglia

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Description

Dr. Steven Minaglia is a 49-year-old American channel swimmer who lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. He competes in marathon swims nationally and internationally. He created, organizes and regularly competes in the annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge, a 3-day, 3-channel crossing among the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.

Professional Career

He is an Associate Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and is a double board-certified specialist in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American and European Urogynecologic Societies. More recently he achieved an additional focused practice designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecolgic Surgery (MIGS) by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Triple Crown Progress

  • 2014 1 October Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island (California) to San Pedro (California); 35 km; 10:01:26 (solo)
  • 2019 31 August, He finished 5th in the 45.9 km 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island in New York City in 7 hours 18 minutes 22 seconds at the age of 46 (solo).


Oceans 7 Progress

  • 2014 28 July Strait of Gibraltar from Spain (Tarifa) to Morocco (El Vaar); 17.7 km; 4:01:50 (solo)
  • 2014 1 October Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island (California) to San Pedro (California); 35 km; 10:01:26 (solo)
  • 2015 31 March Cook Strait from South to North (New Zealand); DNF due to hypothermia; 19 km completed; 5:23:00 (solo)
  • 2020 31 October 2020 Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu in 22:02:00 (tandem)


Triple Crown of Stage Swims June 19,2018-April 26, 2019

  • 2018 19-26 June 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim He completed all 7 stage swims of the 120-mile swim in New York finishing in 42 hours 45 minutes 6 seconds to become the 21st person to complete all 7 stages consecutively: Stage 1. The Islands — Rip Van Winkle Br. to Kingston Rhinecliff Br. 18.3 miles in 5:28:41; Stage 2. The Lighthouses — Kingston Rhinecliff Br. to Mid-Hudson Br. 19.8 miles in 7:12:21; Stage 3. The Hudson Valley — Mid-Hudson Br. to Newburgh Beacon Br. 13.2 miles in 4:38:27; Stage 4. The Highlands — Newburgh Beacon Br. to Bear Mountain Br. 15 miles in 5:15:31; Stage 5. The Great Bays — Bear Mountain Br. to Tappan Zee Br. 19.8 miles in 9:30:09; Stage 6. The Palisades — Tappan Zee Br. to George Washington Br. 15.7 miles in 3:56:42; Stage 7. Liberty — George Washington Br. to Verrazano Narrows Br. 18.6 miles in 6:43:15
  • 2018 7-9 September 2018 He organized and completed the Second Annual ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Swim Challenge, a 3-day, 3-channel crossing among the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.
  • 2019 23-26 April S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th on Day One in Saguaro Lake 15.2 km in 3:36; 14th on Day Two in Canyon Lake 15 km in 3:25; 14th on Day Three in Apache Lake 27.3 km in 6:41; 7th on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake 10 km in 3:06 and 9th overall for the whole series.


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Professional Career

Steven Minaglia, MD, MBA, FACS, FACOG, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health of the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society. His regular series Journal Club and Podcasts appear monthly among the journal’s many online collections. Locally, he served as the Director of Robotic Surgery at the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dr. Minaglia holds both the AB and MD degrees from the University of Chicago, where his undergraduate major was in the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science and Medicine. He completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a 3-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California. He is double board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in General Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He received the MBA degree from the University of Hawaii. More recently he achieved an additional focused practice designation in Minimally Invasive Gynecolgic Surgery (MIGS) by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Dr. Minaglia specializes in vaginal and laparoscopic surgical approaches to treat uterine and vaginal prolapse, as well as advanced care for urinary and fecal incontinence. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of pelvic floor disorders in women and has addressed such diverse audiences as medical societies, hospital administrations, and patient advocacy groups all over the world. His writing and research appears in several publications including Obstetrics and Gynecology, The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, The International Urogynecology Journal, and the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.

WOWSA Certified Coach Level

Certified Coach Level 5

Type of Coaching

Racing 25k and under
Marathon Channel Swimming
Dry Land
Nutrition

Offers Courses

Yes

Virtual or In-Person

Virtual
In Person

How long have you been coaching?

11 years

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