Molokai Channel Virtual Swim Challenge

After swimming the English Channel the past few years, we decided we needed a warmer climate for our Virtual Swim Challenge in 2019. This year we will be asking participants to tackle the 26-mile Molokai Channel in Hawaii. All participants who swim 26 miles—or just over 45,000 yards—from January 1 - February 17 will receive a T-shirt to mark the accomplishment. Participants will log their yardage on our online challenge tracker and a chart also will be posted on the far side of the pool to track progress. We will count how many days it takes to complete the challenge to determine our winners, so you can start anytime during the challenge! Participants will compete in two age groups--18 and under and 19 and over--and the top finisher in each group wins a prize. This would make a great New Year’s resolution and also is a great way to train for our 10th Annual Y-Tri Indoor Sprint Triathlon!


  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Member Fee: $10
  • Location: Carlisle Family YMCA Indoor Pool
  • Sessions: January 1 - February 17, 2019