VIDEO: Meredith Novack Looks Back at Double Auau Channel Swim Record By 44 Minutes in First Attempt

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 1

April 18th, 2014 Video

In September, open water endurance swimming star Meredith Novack not only became the first woman to ever do a back-and-forth crossing of Hawaii’s Auau Channel between the islands of Lanai and Maui, she became the new record holder in the distance in her first ever attempt.

Novack not only broke the women’s record, but her swim done in 11 hours and 1 minute was 44 minutes faster than any man has done the swim as well.

Now, the Surf Channel Television Network has put together a video highlighting the swim, which includes two encounters with dangerous tiger sharks. See that video above.

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7 years ago

Hmmm…not sure about it being a record…?

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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