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.
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. Thanks for your 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.
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.