Where The Night Train Swimmers Train

The Farallon Islands, or Farallones from the Spanish farallón meaning “pillar” or “sea cliff”, are a group of desolate islands and sea stacks in the Gulf of the Farallones off the coast of San Francisco, California. They are 27 miles outside the Golden Gate Bridge and are occasionally visible from the mainland on clear days.

Solo swims and relays to and from the Farallon Islands are governed by the Farallon Islands Swimming Association.

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Steven Munatones