“I, the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I am physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in Masters and Open Water swimming (training and competition), including possible illness and infection, permanent disability or death, and agree to assume all of those risks. AS A CONDITION OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MASTERS and/or OPEN WATER SWIMMING PROGRAMS OR ANY ACTIVITIES INCIDENT THERETO, I HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF THE FOLLOWING: UNITED STATES OPEN WATER SWIMMING ASSOCIATION, UNITED STATES MASTERS SWIMMING INC., THE LOCAL MASTERS SWIMMING COMMITTEES, THE CLUBS, INCLUDING, FEEL THE WATER, LLC, WAVEONE SWIMMING, BODY GLOVE INTERNATIONAL, INC., THE PETERSON COMPANIES, NATIONAL HARBOR, NATIONAL HARBOR MARINA, ANY AND ALL PERSONS EMPLOYED BY NATIONAL HARBOR, INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS, HOST FACILITIES, SANDY POINT STATE PARK, The LAB SCHOOL, SWIM OR CLINIC SPONSORS, SWIM OR CLINIC COMMITTEES OR ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING AT THE EVENTS OR SUPERVISING OR INSTRUCTING SUCH ACTIVITIES. In addition, I agree to abide by and be governed by the rules of USA Swimming, USMS AND USOWSA.
Finally, I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of all the risks inherent in open water swimming and I agree to assume those risks. THESE RISKS MAY RESULT IN INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY AND POSSIBLE DEATH. I ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RESULTS DUE TO MY HEALTH INCLUDING UNDIAGNOSED CONDITIONS AND HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT”
Please read and sign: AUTHORIZATION AND EVENT PROMOTION:
I, the enrolled participant agree to be filmed, photographed, taped, quoted or otherwise mentioned (without compensation) by the Event Director (also known as Instructor or Meet Director), or by anyone authorized by the Event Director. This includes but is not limited to the official and authorized photographers, writers, hosts, or sponsors of this event under the conditions authorized by the Event Director. I give the Event Director, and anyone authorized by the Event Director, the right to use (without compensation) my name, picture, likeness, quotes, and biographical information, whether audio or visual, before, during and after the period of my individual or team participation in this event. I give permission for receiving updates, news and other information from the Parties associated with this event unless otherwise indicated. I will not promote third party sponsors, causes, or charities unless pre-approved by the Event Director. I understand that there will be no refunds given for any reason including event cancellation.
I, the undersigned, agree to the terms above.