On June 3rd 2014, six open-water swimmers will depart the Sueño Bay near La Paz, Mexico in a continuous relay swim across the Sea of Cortez, a distance of approximately 88 nautical miles (101 miles or 163 km). If they succeed, they will be the first ever to successfully swim from the Baja California peninsula to the Mexican mainland.
To date, other solo swimmers and relays have attempted the 88 nautical mile swim, but have gotten thwarted mostly due to severe jellyfish stings, threatening marine life, and dangerous weather conditions. The Sueño88 team will swim under the Marathon Swimmers Federation rules. Only one swim cap, goggles and standard swimsuits will be used. No shark cages, no protective nets, no Shark Shields, no stinger suits or other performance-enhancing assistance or protective equipment will be used.
Sueño88 is an initiative by Night Train Swimmers and Swim4Good, two organizations that use swimming as a vehicle to raise money for non-profits. The swim's objective is to raise $100,000 primarily benefitting Worldreader, a cutting edge non-profit whose mission is to eradicate illiteracy by delivering the largest culturally relevant library to the world’s poorest people—digitally and inexpensively. Please join the cause and donate!
What our swimmers are saying:
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Swimming as a bridge to social good
On June 3rd, five swimmers and I tried to swim 100 miles across the Sea of Cortez — the fifth try in history. The morning of the swim the sea was a flat, turquoise lake and we felt lucky and... Read More ›
Posted: June 7, 2014, 3:06 pm
In one week (June 3rd), the six swimmer team formed by Swim4Good and Night Train Swimmers will start near La Paz (Baja California, Mexico), in a continuous relay swim across the Sea of Cortez, a distance of approximately 163 km.... Read More ›
Posted: May 27, 2014, 10:12 pm
In less than two weeks, I’ll be heading down to La Paz, Baja California, where I’ll meet up with 5 other swimmers who will attempt a relay crossing of the Sea of Cortez. Yesterday, two of the swimmers and I... Read More ›
Posted: May 23, 2014, 4:39 am
This morning I had the pleasure of swimming from Tiburon to The Golden Gate Bridge with my SF friends from Night Train and my teammate on our upcoming Sea of Cortez Swim, Antonio Arguelles, who flew in from Mexico. The... Read More ›
Posted: March 22, 2014, 10:10 pm
When Vito suggested the idea of swimming across the Sea of Cortez in a 6 swimmer relay, I immediately thought that Richard would be a great fit. First, he was a great supporter of our Gibraltar swim last year and is... Read More ›
Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:47 pm
Since July 11th, when we swam the Strait of Gibraltar, a lot has happened in my life–I moved to the US with my two daughters for the school year. They are in their first English-speaking school and we’re living in... Read More ›
Posted: February 18, 2014, 12:47 pm
Over the past few months, Susan and I have become good friends with Vito Bialla, a larger than life guy who means it when he says “when something is worth doing, do it full throttle”. Vito has found many things... Read More ›
Posted: January 1, 2014, 4:58 pm