Female Night Train Swimmers Complete Relay To The Farallons

Originally Posted on Open Water Swimming

From all indications on the Night Train Swimmers website and tweets, its all-female team finished their 30-mile relay from the Golden Gate Bridge to the South Farallon Island yesterday - and like most things in marathon swimming, nothing was easy.

The 16 hour 29 minute 30 second effort by the team of Kim Chambers, Laura Vartain Horn, Cathy Delneo, Melissa King, Lynn Kubasek and Patti Bauernfeind went through five rotations of one hour. Kim finished while swimming in the dark at 9:19 pm in breaking waves, white caps in 15-20 foot seas in 49°F (9.5°C) water at the buoy.

Kim Kirby

London, UK