The Good Doctor Does A Two-way Pailolo
On November 30th, Dr. Steve Minaglia added another channel to his resume.
Escorted by pilot Paul Luuwai from Maui and paddle boarder Blair Norris from Oahu, the 40-year-old Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu departed earlier that morning in the dark and completed the nearly 19-mile swim.
The active Oahu-based masters swimmer from the Waikiki Swim Club and specialist in reconstructive surgery has also crossed the 9.3-mile Kalohi Channel in 5 hours 48 minutes between the islands of Molokai and Lanai and a one-way across the 9-mile Pailolo Channel from Maui to Molokai in 2012. Dr. Minaglia has also crossed the 8.9-mile Auau Channel from Maui to Lanai in 2011 only one day after competing in the annual Maui Channel Swim in the other direction.
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