Bay Parade 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2017 Bay Parade!

The 4th annual Bay Parade took place on Sunday, July 9.

See photos of the 2017 Bay Parade in Baykeeper's Facebook album

Participants: Fill out our Bay Parade survey for a chance to win a Baykeeper hoodie!

The Bay Parade is Baykeeper's annual on-the-water celebration of a healthy San Francisco Bay. Hundreds of swimmers, kayakers, stand up paddleboarders, and boaters gathered on July 9 for a fun and active day on San Francisco Bay. The parade finale was broadcast on the Jumbotron at AT&T Park at the start of the San Francisco Giants home game.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Golden Rivet Award Winners:

Catherine Breed, Fastest Solo Swimmer

Allison Arnold, Jon Leopold, Tiffany Sudarma, & Quinn Fitzgerald, Fastest 4-Person Relay

Dylan Tweney and Peter Molnar, Biggest Fundraisers

Thank you to our 2017 Bay Parade Host Committee & Special Guests:

Host Committee

  • Larry Baer, CEO, San Francisco Giants
  • Kim Chambers, World Champion Open Water Swimmer
  • Matt Davenport, President, Anchor Brewing Company
  • Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., President, Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Michael Kobori, Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Special Guests

  • Leslie "The Peacemaker" Smith, Professional UFC Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • Carl "Badwater" Seumanutafa, Professional Mixed Martial Arts Athlete
  • Bianca Valenti, Professional Big Wave Surfer

Thank you to our 2017 Bay Parade Sponsors:

Photo by Drew Bird: