San Francisco to Santa Barbara
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.