Angel Island Splash & DashDate: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: Tiburon and Angel Island
Join us on October 5 for the inaugural Angel Island Splash & Dash. Join 100+ other participants as you dive off the dock at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon, swim 1.5 mi to Angel Island, and strap on your shoes and run a 5 mi loop around the scenic island with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the Oakland Hills. Finish it up with a fun bbq and social hour at Ayala Cove on Angel Island before taking the ferry back to Tiburon. Spectators welcome - the ferry runs hourly between Tiburon and Angel Island so you don't have to get wet to join us.
All proceeds benefit Night Train's youth swim program. You can register via Active.com at the link below.
Night Train 228 - Point Conception to San DiegoAugust 2013
On August 22, 2013, our team of six swimmers broke the world record for longest continuous relay by swimming from Point Conception to San Diego. The 228 mile ultra distance swim in 100 hours, 29 minutes eclipsed the existing world record by more than 20 miles.
Keeping with tradition, we partnered with a non-profit whose cause we fully support as we embarked on this adventure: the Navy Seal Foundation, which provides support and assistance to injured Navy Seals and their families.
San Francisco to Santa Barbara RelaySeptember 2012
On September 23, 2012, six swimmers began swimming under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, aiming to swim some 339 miles down the Pacific Coast to finish at Santa Barbara, California. The event was a co-fundraiser for Night Train Swimmers and Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
After swimming approximately 150 miles over 5 days, the swim was aborted due to unsafe sea conditions and an over-abundance of venomous jellyfish in the waters that were attacking the swimmers. The fundraiser was a smashing success, raising over $1 million for Semper Fi Fund, and providing enough support to expand Night Train's pilot program in Marin City to a full implementation in 2013. A video recap of the swim is available at the link below.
All-Female Farallones RelayJune 2011
On the heels of a successful co-ed Farallones Relay only two weeks earlier, an all-female relay team completed a non-stop relay from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Island. The team - Laura Horn, Patti Bauernfeind, Melissa King, Lynn Kubasek, Kim Chambers, and Cathy Delneo - completed the crossing in 16 hours 29 minutes while facing rough sea conditions.
Farallones RelayMay 2011
On May 20, a new record was set when a team of six swimmers completed a non-stop relay from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, approximately 30 miles offshore. With the average water temperature around 52 degrees, the swimmers battled hypothermia, rough sea conditions, and of course the knowledge of the types of aquatic wildlife found in the Red Triangle. The team set a new record for the relay crossing at 14 hours 45 minutes.
Mexican-American Unity SwimSeptember 2010
At a time when political relations between Mexico and the United States were strained by border-related issues, a team of six swimmers came together to support neighborly relations and break a world record. On September 24, 3 swimmers from Mexico and 3 from the United States began a non-stop relay swim in Lake Powell that broke the world open-water relay record for lake swimming – covering 118 miles in 55 hours 20 minutes.
The swim benefited two charities: Wounded Warrior Project in the United States, and Por Ellas in Mexico. At a time when many people on both sides were pointing fingers and talking politics, this team of six – and the very supportive community in Arizona – showed just what we can accomplish when we work together.
Sacramento to Tiburon RelayOctober 2008
Still in Dover after a successful English Channel relay crossing, the five founding members of Night Train decided to email their local elementary school with an offer: they would swim from Sacramento to Tiburon as a fundraiser for the Reed School Foundation. Within 10 minutes, the offer was accepted. A few weeks later, a team of six swimmers started swimming from Sacramento and followed the Sacramento River all the way to the San Francisco Bay and continued to finish at the dock at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon.
The swim took 37 hours 18 minutes and covered a distance of 100 miles.
English Channel RelaySeptember 2008
On September 9, 2008, five swimmers from the San Francisco Bay Area started a relay across the English Channel. 12 hours 8 minutes later, Vito Bialla stepped out of the water near Cap Gris Nez, France, and the team posted the fastest five-swimmer relay of the year.
The story starts a few years before that, however. The relay was formed out of a group of swimmers who gather weekly to swim in the San Francisco Bay. They were of all ability levels - world-class swimmers to people who started swimming in 2006 specifically to attempt the English Channel crossing. As things shaped up, the swimmers decided they wanted to raise money for a local charity - Lifehouse Foundation - and when all was said and done, Night Train was formed around this first swim and raised over $50k for the foundation.