ʻAu I Nā Mokupuni ʻEkolu Maui Nui Swim is a group event- invited swimmers swim tandem-solos across each channel with a single time recorded for each crossing. The event committee aims to select swimmers of comparable ability and speed. There is one escort boat and swimmers must stay together. This 3-day 3-channel swim is for experienced swimmers only. Those that apply and are accepted into the event must continue to furnish swimming benchmarks including distances and times to the event committee leading up to the event. Ocean conditions vary greatly and swimmers must expect to swim more than the linear distances recorded for each channel. In 2019, for example, swimmers swam over 36 miles (57.6 km) during the 3-day event due to strong currents. The event has been run 7 times with 37 entrants to date and 33 completions.