Night Train Swimmers
It has since grown in membership and impact each year since with marathon relay swims in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, Lake Powell bordering the states of Arizona and to the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco. Its mission is to swim for charity.
In 2007, a few swimmers in the San Francisco Bay Area decided they would attempt a swim across the English Channel the following year. They joined a few casual acquaintances for some training swims in the Bay, and by 2008 Night Train Swimmers was formed to raise money for a local non-profit organization by completing a five-person relay crossing. 18 months after deciding to organize the swim, the Night Train Swimmers completed the fastest five-person crossing of the English Channel that year and raised more than US$25,000 for their local community.
The Lifehouse Foundation was the first recipient of Night Train Swimmers' support of people with developmental disabilities.
Later, the Night Train Swimmers completed a relay swim from Sacramento to Tiburon to raise money for the Reed School Foundation, supporting their local public school district. The following year, the team stepped up to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.
Board of Directors
The Night Team Swimmers are a eclectic group of accomplished and passionate people with an incredible breath of talents who include Vito Bialla, Matthew Davie Ph.D., John Mathews, Scott Stiteler, David Holscher, Phil Cutti, William "Spanky" Gibson, JC Sheppard, Emily Young, Darrin Connolly, Kim Chambers and Gordon Clute.