Night Train Swimmers was founded in 2008 by a group of Bay Area open water swimmers. The team of 5 was training to complete a relay crossing of the English Channel. Inspired to do something good while undertaking this task, they raised $50k by swimming from England to France. Fresh off the successful English Channel crossing, Night Train Swimmers made it a goal to complete unprecedented swims annually to raise money for charity.
Over the years, momentum behind the program grew, and Night Train Swimmers has grown to 45 swimmers. Night Train has completed many unprecedented and record setting long distance swims throughout the world, raising more than $1.3 million for various charities including Wounded Warrior Project, Navy Seal Foundation, Lifehouse Foundation, San Francisco Baykeeper, Worldreader, and its own Night Train swimming program for kids at risk. In 2016, Night Train will be supporting San Francisco Baykeepers and Shark Stewards, among other non-profit organizations.