Zach Jirkovsky

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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
Zack Jirkovsky is a designer and pool and open water swimmer from Ventura, California. He was a member of the Night Train Swimmers that attempted the SF to SB Relay, the world's longest non-stop ocean relay swim attempt (339 miles or 545.4km), swimming down the coast of California from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. His relay attempt was made together with Phil Cutti, Dave Holscher, Kim Chambers, Patti Bauernfeind and Joseph Locke, and was piloted by Vito Bialla. The SF to SB Relay was halted after 6 days due to bloom after bloom of venomous jellyfish.

Jirkovsky also completed a solo crossing of the Anacapa Channel off the California coast in 2012 under the auspices of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association in 5 hours 59 minutes.

SF to SB Relay

California Coastal Swim

Jirkovsky 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 with Walter Bean Scott as the alternate swimmer.

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