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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 an American open water swimmer from California and 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, Holscher got back into swimming via triathlons. Then the pure form of marathon swimming took hold.

Marathon Swimming[edit]

Farallon Islands[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


Strait of Bonifacio[edit]

Henry Holscher and David completed a Night Train Swimmers charity swim across the Strait of Bonifacio in 5 hours 13 minutes on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America starting on 17 September 2018 between Corsica in France and the island of Sardinia in Italy in the Mediterranean Sea that divides the Tyrrhenian Sea from the western Mediterranean Sea.

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