On the morning of October 9th, 2019, 16-year old Paige Kieding will be swimming from Anacapa Island to the mainland. This is a 12.4 mile swim starting from the eastern end of Anacapa Island and finishing at Silver Strand Beach in Oxnard. She is raising money for Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement. Paige chose to raise money for this organization because she is passionate about ocean conservation and the Channelkeeper has made drastic changes in recent years to help protect and restore our oceans.
On September 2018, 15 year old Paige Kieding and a slightly more senior Vito Bialla (69 years old) will swim a two person Anacapa relay to raise money for the Navy SEAL foundation. You can follow their swim by clicking here. Thanks for your support.
David Holscher and his son Henry Holscher will attempt to cross the Strait of Bonifaccio to raise money for Alzheimer. Here, in Henry’s words, is the description of the swim and the cause:
My father and I will be swimming the Strait of Bonifacio for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in the week of 9/17-9/24. Alzheimer’s is a horribly degenerative disease that I watched firsthand slowly take the life of my grandmother Maureen Holscher. She was an incredibly warm soul and it was very painful for me and especially my father to watch her forget who everyone around her was and then ultimately forget who she was herself in the final throes of the disease. We chose to do this swim on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America because not only does this charity fund research for an eventual cure but they also unite more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing care for those currently suffering from the disease. The Strait of Bonifacio is a ~10- mile open water swim from the island of Corsica to the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a lesser known swim marked by extreme winds that often reach up to 60 knots. When we complete it we will be just the second and third Americans to have done the swim. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and thank you for the support.
Kim Chambers will be attempting the longest solo swim ever recorded in California. The swim will start at the Sacramento Yacht Club at 2PM on September 9 will in Tiburon on September 11 totaling 93 miles over the course of 48 hours. Night Train Swimmers and Chambers are proudly teaming up with Warrior Canine Connection in an attempt to support recovering Veterans and their families. Please donate directly to Night Train Swimmers.
Night Train Swimmers participated in the 3rd Annual Bay Parade, to raise money for Baykeeper. The Bay Parade is a celebration of a healthy San Francisco Bay that’s clean for recreation and a fundraiser for Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay.