Our Story

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.

Over the years, momentum behind the program grew, and in 2012 Night Train began to fund its own charity – helping at-risk youth become water safe through swim lessons. After a successful pilot program in 2012 for 30 children ages 7-8 in Marin City, the 2013 program provided lessons to 90 children in Marin City ages 6-15 who otherwise will not have access to vital water safety skills.

For more information about our swims throughout the years, visit our Events page. And to help us with our mission to prevent drowning worldwide, check out our Donate page.