David Holscher

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Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl of the Night Train Swimmers walking onshore after a 228-mile non-stop relay down the California coast between 22-26 August 2013, escorted by Vito Bialla, Hal McCormick, and Patrick Horn
Night Train Swimmers in Sequel, their escort boat starting at Gaviota State Park in their 228-mile non-stop relay swim along the California coast with Grace van der Byl in the water
David Holscher is a member of the Night Train Swimmers who began swimming at very young age at the beach in Southern California. He swam at Loyola High School so he could play water polo. After competitive sailing at U.C. Berkeley and then spending two years on the island of Pohnpei; Holsher got back into swimming via triathlons. Then the pure form of marathon swimming took hold.


Marathon Swimming

He is one of the first members of Night Train Swimmers who crossed the English Channel in 2008. His other notable open water swims include touching the buoy at the Farallon Islands to complete the Farallon Islands relay swim in 2011 and winning the Mayors Cup at RCP Tiburon Mile.

Farallon Islands

Holscher was a member of the Night Train Swimmers]s successful relay team that swam 26.4 nautical miles from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands on 20 May 2011 in 14 hours 45 minutes together with Darrin Connolly, Vito Bialla, John Mathews, and Kim Chambers.

SF to SB Relay

Holscher was also a member of the Night Train Swimmers's attempted SF to SB Relay between 23-28 September 2012, the world's longest non-stop ocean relay swim attempt (339 miles or 545.4km) together with Patti Bauernfeind, Joe Locke, Kim Chambers, Zack Jirkovsky, and crew Vito Bialla and Patrick Horn. It was halted after 6 days due to bloom after bloom of venomous jellyfish.

California Coastal Swim

Holscher participated in the California Coastal Swim or the Nighttrain228, the Night Train Swimmers's world record setting non-stop ocean relay swim in history with its 228-mile (367 km) swim down the California coast from Gaviota State Park to Coronado between 22-26 August 2013. Under the direction of captain Vito Bialla with crew Hal McCormick and Patrick Horn, its relay members include Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Zach Jirkovsky, Luane Rowe, Blair Cannon, and Grace van der Byl.


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