Swim Out And Back To The Pacific's Most Desolate Islands

Swim Out And Back To The Pacific’s Most Desolate Islands

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The plan is to swim out and back,” so simply says Captain Vito Bialla of the two-way Farallon relay.

SEQUEL, the escort boat that has taken the Night Train Swimmers on its various adventures, will depart from the San Francisco Yacht Club on the morning of April 25th. Patti Bauernfeind will start the double-crossing 60-mile (95.6 km) relay to the Farallon Islands underneath the Golden Gate Bridge at 7 am.

Onboard will be co-captain Patrick Horn, filmmaker David McGuire, and Bauernfeind’s five relay teammates Kim Chambers, Simon Dominguez, Ashley Horne, Emily Kreger and Dave Holscher for the two-way Farallon relay. Escort swimmers, Kate Webber and Bialla, will also be at the ready for the 52°F (11°C) turbulent waters.

The estimated time of completion is on Sunday, April 26th around 1 to 3 pm with a total swim time of 30 hours give or take,” expects Bialla. “The Spot Tracker to monitor location of the boat will be on www.nighttrainswimmers.org.”

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Steven Munatones