Steven Minaglia

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Description

Dr. Steven Minaglia is a 50-year-old American channel swimmer and Hawaiʻian Channel Swim Association (HCSA) Recorder/Honorary Secretary (hawaiianchannelswim.org) 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 also known as the Maui Nui SwimTM (mauinuiswim.com) a 3-day, 3-channel crossing among the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. He is a WOWSA Level 5 Certified Coach.

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 of Urogynecology, 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.

Oahu Circumnavigation Swim

On 2022 6 November, Marek Lehocky and Steven Minaglia completed the first Oahu Circumnavigation Swim, a 206.4 km staged, clockwise, unsupported swim around the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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 swam 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.


List of channel crossings (distance 10,000m or more):

1. 2011 4 September Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 14.1 km (solo)

2. 2012 4 February Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 13.5 km (tandem)

3. 2012 12 May Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 14.9 km (tandem)

4/5. 2013 30 November Pailolo Channel double crossing from Maui to Molokai to Maui, Hawaii; 30.6 km; 11:10 (solo)

6/7. 2014 19 January Auau Channel double crossing from Lanai to Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 10:33; 28.2 km; 10:33 (tandem)

8. 2014 28 July Strait of Gibraltar from Spain (Tarifa) to Morocco (El Vaar); 17.7 km; 4:01:50 (solo)

9. 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)

10. 2017 21 October Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:55:00 (tandem)

11. 2017 22 October Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:28:00 (tandem)

12. 2017 23 October Kalohi Channel from Lanai to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:21:00 (tandem)

13. 2018 7 September Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 6:06:00 (tandem)

14. 2018 8 September Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:52:00 (tandem)

15. 2018 9 September Kalohi Channel from Lanai to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:34:00 (tandem)

16. 2019 12 September Kalohi Channel from Lanai to Molokai, Hawaii; 6:04:00 (tandem)

17. 2019 13 September Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:50:00 (tandem

18. 2019 15 September Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 7:47:00 (tandem)

19. On 8 August 2020, he completed a 27.3 km crossing of the Kaulakahi Channel from Kauai to Niihau in 14 hours 28 minutes (solo)

20. On 31 October 2020, he completed a crossing of the Kaiwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu in 22:02:00 (tandem)

21. 2021 19 February Auau Channel from Lanai to Maui, Hawaii; 4:54:00 (tandem)

22. 2021 20 February Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 6:52:00 (tandem)

23. 2021 21 February Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai , Hawaii; 5:16:00 (tandem)

24. 2021 10 July Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 4:36:00 (tandem)

25. 2021 27 August Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 6:08:00 (tandem)

26. 2021 28 August Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 8:06:00 (tandem)

27. 2021 30 October Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 5:47:00 (tandem)

28. 2021 13 November Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 4:49:00 (tandem)

29. 2022 21 February Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:47:00 (tandem)

30. 2022 22 February Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 6:22:00 (tandem)

31. 2022 23 February Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 8:48:00 (tandem)

32. 2022 18 June Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:25:00 (solo)

33. 2022 13 August Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:03:00 (tandem)

34. 2022 13 October Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai, Hawaii; 6:20:23 (tandem)

35. 2022 15 October Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:01:15 (tandem)

36. 2023 21 July Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 8:40:00 (tandem)

37. 2023 22 September Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai, Hawaii; 6:08:00 (tandem)

38. 2023 23 September Kalohi Channel from Molokai to Lanai, Hawaii; 5:15:00 (tandem)


List of marathon open water race

(distance 10,000m or more):

  1. 2015 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th overall on Day One at the 4-day stage swim in Saguaro Lake, a 9.5-mile (15.2 km) course at 1529-feet (466m) elevation
  2. 2015 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 7th overall on Day Two in Canyon Lake, Distance 15 km
  3. 2015 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 9th place on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake, Distance 10 km
  4. 2016 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th overall out of 40 on Day One in Saguaro Lake
  5. 2016 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 11th overall out of 40 on Day Two in Canyon Lake
  6. 2016 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 16th place on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake, Distance 10 km
  7. 2016 28th Annual Swimming Marathon of the Messinian Gulf, Kalamata, Greece; Distance 30 km; 6th overall out of 16; 9:55:00
  8. 2017 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th out of 40 on Day One in Saguaro Lake 15.2 km in 3:30:57
  9. 2017 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 12th out of 41 on Day Two in Canyon Lake 15 km in 3:44:14
  10. 2017 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th out of ** on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake, 10 km in 2:58:49
  11. 2018 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 11th out of 50 on Day One in Saguaro Lake 15.2 km in 3:35:37
  12. 2018 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 9th out of 48 on Day Three in Apache Lake 27.3 km in 6:11:42
  13. 2018 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 10th out of 50 on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake, 10 km in 3:13:13
  14. 2018 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim He completed all 7 stage swims of the 120-mile swim in New York between 19-26 June 2018 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
  15. Stage 2. The Lighthouses — Kingston Rhinecliff Br. to Mid-Hudson Br. 19.8 miles in 7:12:21
  16. Stage 3. The Hudson Valley — Mid-Hudson Br. to Newburgh Beacon Br. 13.2 miles in 4:38:27
  17. Stage 4. The Highlands — Newburgh Beacon Br. to Bear Mountain Br. 15 miles in 5:15:31
  18. Stage 5. The Great Bays — Bear Mountain Br. to Tappan Zee Br. 19.8 miles in 9:30:09
  19. Stage 6. The Palisades — Tappan Zee Br. to George Washington Br. 15.7 miles in 3:56:42
  20. Stage 7. Liberty — George Washington Br. to Verrazano Narrows Br. 18.6 miles in 6:43:15
  21. 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 8th on Day One in Saguaro Lake 15.2 km in 3:36
  22. 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 14th on Day Two in Canyon Lake 15 km in 3:25
  23. 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 14th on Day Three in Apache Lake 27.3 km in 6:41
  24. 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, 7th on Day Four in Roosevelt Lake 10 km in 3:06 and 9th overall for the whole series. 2019 April He became the 4th person to complete the Triple Crown of Stage Swims
  25. On 31 August 2019, 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.
  26. He finished 7th in the 10 km North Shore Challenge marathon swim on Oahu on 7 September 2019 at the age of 46.


List of open water races (distance 5,000m or more):


 Coaching


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 Urogynecology, 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.

Role in Swimming Community

Swimmer
Coach
Race Director

Swimming Interest

Marathon-Channel Swims
Racing 25k or under

Race 25k & Under Special Honors

25k Finisher
20k Finisher
15k Finisher
10k Finisher
5k Finisher
1k Finisher

Special Honors Marathon/Channel Swimming

Molokai Channel
Catalina Channel
Strait of Gibralter
Swim Around Manhattan

Location

Oceania

Gender

Male