In 1967, Lt Colonel Stuart Evans became the first swimmer to complete the crossing from the Farallones to the California Coast, finishing at Bolinas, Calif. Since then, only three other swimmers have completed the crossing, two of whom made it all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Night Train swimmers Simon Dominguez and Kimberley Chambers each plan to swim the length of San Francisco to the Farallon Islands solo. If successful, they will be the first swimmers to complete the Farallon journey backwards, starting at the Golden Gate Bridge and finishing at the Farallon Islands.
On September 6th 2015, Night Train Swimmers will attempt to break the world record of the longest relay open water swim in history. The goal is to raise $100,000 to help Arthur Renowitzky walk again after being paralyzed by a gun shot wound to his spine.
On June 16th Night Train members, Monica Moreno and Linda Bialla are participating in the annual bicycle race Race Across the West, as a two woman relay team, called Team Moxie. The Race Across the West is a non-stop bicycle race covering 860 epic miles, starting in Oceanside CA, and finishing in Durango, Colorado. This ultra-distance race is considered to be the most challenging section of the world’s toughest bike race, “Race Across America”.
Spot Tracker to monitor location: http://nighttrainswimmers.org/live-tracking/
Their Crew is:
Estimated Departure Date and Time: June 16th at 12:00pm
Race Cut Off Time is: 68 Hours
Swimmers and order in which they will swim:
Captain Vito Bialla
Co Captain Patrick Horn
Total estimated swim time: 30 hours. Estimated time of completion is Sunday April 26th. We will hopefully be under the GG Bridge around 1 to 3 PM.
Spot Tracker to monitor location of the boat: http://nighttrainswimmers.org/live-tracking/
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.