Media Advisory: San Francisco Baykeeper Bay Parade Sunday May 22

May 10, 2016

Bay Parade Advance Visuals & Invitation to Cover from a Boat

Judy MacLean, Baykeeper Communications Manager, 510-735-9700 ext 104 (office), 510-725-2209 (mobile)

San Francisco Baykeper Bay Parade Sunday May 22

What: Baykeeper’s 3rd Annual Bay Parade. Swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters parade on the water along the San Francisco waterfront to McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. Includes competitive 6.5-mile Golden Rivet Swim starting at the Golden Gate Bridge. Finale in McCovey Cove features 100 swimmers, paddlers, and boaters with costumes, flags, and live music.

When & where: Sunday, May 22. Swim begins 9:45 am from boats at the Golden Gate Bridge; kayakers and paddle boarders launch at 12 pm, from Pier 40. Competitive Golden Rivet Swim finish line just outside McCovey Cove at approximately 12:45 pm. Finale at 1 pm in McCovey Cove.

Reporters are invited to cover the Bay Parade and Golden Rivet Swim from a boat: Baykeeper will arrange coverage from aboard a boat (or as a swimmer, kayaker, or paddle boarder by request). Visuals include swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and support boats parading along the San Francisco waterfront; the finish line of the competitive 6.5-mile Golden Rivet swim; and the finale at McCovey Cove. Coverage by boat can be arranged for the start of the swim, the entire swim, or only the finale.

To cover the Bay Parade from the water, please RSVP by May 18 to Judy MacLean, Baykeeper Communications Manager,, 510-735-9700 Ext 104.

May 22 visuals: From the pier at McCovey Cove, Bay Parade finale of hundreds of cheering swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters with costumes, flags, and live music.

Advance visuals now available: Aerial MP4 standard definition video footage of swimmers in the Bay; photos of swimmers in the Bay; and photos of past Bay Parades here. 4K aerial video of swimmers in the Bay available on request. Advance visuals of groups of swimmers plunging into San Francisco Bay at Aquatic Park, training for the Bay Parade, can be arranged on request.

More information on the Golden Rivet Swim Race: available here.

The Bay Parade is a celebration of a healthy San Francisco Bay that’s clean for recreation and a fundraiser for Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper uses science, advocacy, and the law to stop pollution in San Francisco Bay. For more information, visit

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