Gary Emich of San Francisco announced the inaugural Baykeeper TransBay Relay Benefit Swim.

Baykeeper is the pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay. Since 1989, Baykeeper has been holding polluters accountable and strengthening clean water laws for the benefit of the Bay’s water quality, wildlife and recreational users.

The 9-mile, 3-person Swim on September 19th begins near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and finishes at the Emeryville Marina with the water expected to be about 16°C (61°F). Each team is asked to raise US$1,000).

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