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 partnered with a local non-profit organization and raised $50k by swimming from England to France. Fresh off the successful English Channel crossing, Night Train Swimmers made it a goal to complete at least one large swim annually to raise money for charity. In 2012 Night Train began to fund its own charity – helping at-risk youth become water safe through swim lessons.
Over the years, momentum behind the program grew, and Night Train Swimmers has grown to 30 swimmers. Night Train has completed many unprecedented and record setting long distance swims throughout the world, raising more than $1.2 million for various charities including Wounded Warrior Project, Lifehouse Foundation, and its own Night Train swimming program for kids at risk.