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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
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

The Nighttrain228 is a marathon swimming relay attempt by the Night Train Swimmers of San Francisco, California.

The Night Train Swimmers will attempt to set the world record for the longest non-stop ocean relay swim in history, a planned 228-mile (367 km) attempt to swim down the California coast from Gaviota State Park, north of Santa Barbara, to Coronado near the San Diego Yacht Club, south of San Diego near the US-Mexico border, starting on 22 August 2013. It was one of the highest grossing charity swims in the world.


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.

In addition to the marathon swimming relay, two ultra-distance runners will complete a 300+ mile solo run from Gaviota State Park to greet the swimmers in San Diego Yacht Club in Coronado: David Groggins, a Navy SEAL, and ultra-marathon runner Mike Trevino. Special guests will join the swimmers in San Diego to swim the finishing leg alongside the relay swimmers: Mike Thornton, the most decorated Navy SEAL in U.S. history, and Bob Kerrey, the 35th Governor of Nebraska and a U.S. Senator from 1989 to 2001, and a former Navy SEAL.


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