Tag: Grace van der Byl

300 In 4?

Courtesy of Frank Fennema Photography, San Francisco Bay, California. The Night Train Swimmers hit 227 miles by dinnertime on their third day swimming in San Francisco Bay. "At this rate, we will finish by tomorrow night," reports Captain Vito Bialla. Finishing with 4 days (96 hours) would smash expectations on how fast the NT300 team could reach their

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There Is No Looking Back

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After Grace van der Byl jumped in San Francisco Bay at 10 am this morning [shown above] to start the Night Train 300 relay (NT300), there is no looking back until the sextet swims a total of 300 miles (482.2 km) in another charity swim by the Night Train Swimmers. In a charity swim on behalf of Arthur

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Life Goes On For Arthur Renowitzky

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Last month, Vito Bialla went to EKSO Bionics to watch Arthur Renowitzky walk for the first time in 7 years. The first time he was able to take steps since the day he was attacked and shot. Renowitzky was paralyzed after being shot in San Francisco by a man who robbed him of US$20. The Ekso GT™

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Relay Record Redux

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. On September 6th, the Night Train Swimmers are on another mission. This time in the process of helping raise US$100,000 to help Arthur Renowitzky* walk again after being paralyzed by a gun shot wound to his spine, they will attempt to set the distance record for a 6-person open water swimming relay. With

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