Strait of Gibraltar – Hannah and David Holscher

In August 2014, Night Train Swimmers Hannah and David Holscher will swim next to each other to both complete solo crossings of the Strait of Gibraltar – a 9-mile crossing from Europe to Africa. In completing this swim, Hannah will be come the youngest American swimmer to complete a solo crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar, and only the 400th person in history to complete this swim.

Hannah is taking this opportunity to raise funding for Night Train Swimmers as well as Open Arms Daycare in La Mision, Mexico, which helps keep families together and prevent child abandonment.

You can donate by clicking the link below and completing the donation through PayPal:





You will be able to track Hannah’s swim using the “Live Tracking” link at the bottom of this page, which will start showing their progress once they begin swimming.

Night Train Mile

Join Night Train Swimmers on Sunday, September 14, for a 1-mile swim in the San Francisco Bay. Swimmers will start from the beach at Ayala Cove (Angel Island) and finish at Sam’s Anchor Cafe (Tiburon). Followed by great food and entertainment, it’s going to be a fun way to spend a Sunday morning. All proceeds from the event go straight to our Night Train Youth Swim Program.

This event will sell out, so register today at nighttrainmile.com.

Sueno 88

On June 3, 2014, six swimmers will depart the Sueño Bay near La Paz, Mexico, in a continuous relay swim across the Sea of Cortez, heading for the Mexican mainland. At that point, the distance across the Sea of Cortez is approximately 88 nautical miles (101 statute miles). If successful, the team will be the first to ever complete a relay from Baja California to mainland Mexico.

For more information, please visit sueno88.com.

English Channel

In July 2014, the original 5 Night Train Swimmers will return to Dover to attempt a repeat of their 2008 performance. John Mathews, Scott Stiteler, Vito Bialla, David Holscher, and Matthew Davie – all now living within 3 blocks of each other – decided in 2013 that that would return the following summer for a command performance. A few swims later, training had begun.

Follow the team live on the tracking page starting sometime around July 19, 2014, when they arrive in Dover and hopefully complete another successful crossing and write their names on the wall of the White Horse once again.

Simon Dominguez – English Channel

In July 2014, Night Train Swimmer Simon Dominguez will attempt a solo crossing of the English Channel. He is taking this opportunity to help raise money for Night Train Swimmers and our at-risk youth swim program. An except from Simon’s blog is below:

My channel swim is a personal challenge, but I also want to use this opportunity to draw attention to the fantastic at-risk swim program run through my Marin-based swim colleagues at Night Train Swimmers. I am excited to be a part of this program delivering swim lessons to kids who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this essential, potentially lifesaving, activity.

So, if you want to help me make it across the channel, and support a fantastic cause at the same time, please donate through Night Train Swimmers via the link below:




At Night Train Swimmers, we are very proud of Simon for his upcoming English Channel attempt, and are humbled by his fundraising efforts on behalf of Night Train Swimmers!

2013 Splash & Dash

On October 5, 2013, Night Train ran its first open-water swimming event that was open to the public. The Night Train Splash & Dash was a 1 mile swim from Sam’s Anchor Cafe to Ayala Cove followed by a 5 mile run around the perimeter of Angel Island. With approximately 50 participants, the event raised $5,000 for the Night Train Youth Swim Program in Marin City, and was a great time for everyone.

Kathy Winkler was first overall, and Nolan Koon was the first male finisher.