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Monday, August 31, 2015

Night Train Swimmers Ready For A Lot Of Winter Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," is a quote often mentioned that hints about the dynamically fickle weather of the northern California jewel of a city.

In these variable conditions, Night Train 300 (NT300) is an attempt in San Francisco Bay by the Night Train Swimmers at reaching the magical 300-mile (482.2 km) non-stop six-person relay distance.

In a charity swim on behalf of Arthur Renowitzky, Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kim Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne and Vito Bialla will swim through at least 5 days and nights in the chilly San Francisco Bay and summer.

Team NT 300 will tax the swimmers, crew and pilots like few other distance relays. "We will have a send-off ceremony on the deck of the San Francisco Yacht Club at 9 am on September 6th," said Captain Vito Bialla.

"At 9:30 we will depart and jump off the green marker by Corinthian Yacht Club and head to Sausalito, then the north tower under the Golden Gate Bridge. When the tide turns, we will have a long flood that will take us back through the Racoon Strait. I’m optimistic we can possibly do 70 miles a day with the caliber of swimmers we have and a little help from the tide."

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