I acknowledge that ocean swimming involves the real risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including overexertion, equipment failure, dehydration, accidents with other competitors
I understand that I should not compete in this event unless I have trained and prepared appropriately for it. Also that my physical condition has been verified by a medical practitioner.
By competing, I accept all risks necessarily flowing from my participation which could result in loss of life or permanent injury. Accordingly, I release all persons or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of the event from all claims, demands and proceedings arising out of my participation and I hereby indemnify them against all liability (including liability for their negligence and the negligence of others) for all injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with my participation in this event. This release shall extend to and include Quantum Events Limited and their respective directors, partners, managers, officers, agents, contractors, employees and volunteers including medical and paramedical personnel appointed for the event, the owners, licensees and occupiers of land upon which the event or any part of it is conducted, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the event or any part of it is conducted or which is involved directly or indirectly with the event in any manner whatsoever and promoters, sponsors and event organisers. This release and indemnity continues forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representative and assigns.
I accept that it is my responsibility to contact the race organisers should any information on my entry form need to be updated e.g. emergency contact details
I understand that if I am entering a long swim for the first time it is the recommendation of the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series organisers that I complete a Step it Up 1000m swim or similar event before undertaking the longer swim
I acknowledge that the event organisers will endeavour to provide a true and accurate course distance but the distance may vary due to tidal flows and ocean conditions
I consent to receiving any medical treatment that the event organisers think is necessary during or after the event
I consent to the event organisers using my name, image and likeness before, during or after the event for event promotional purposes in any marketing media, official sponsor campaigns and for broadcasting or reporting purposes in any media
Safety precautions undertaken by organisers (such as course supervision, race safety briefing) are a service to me and other competitors but are not a guarantee of safety
I am fully responsible for the security of my personal possessions at the event
I understand that my entry fee is not refundable, however can be transferred to another swimmer or event for a fee of $15. If the event is cancelled, my registration fee is non-refundable.
I agree to abide by all race rules and directions issued by the event organiser
I agree to my name and contact details being included on the Quantum Events Ltd event and email database. Event specific email communications and messages from event partners will be sent to me
I acknowledge that by reason of circumstances beyond the control of the event directors, it may become necessary or desirable to change the format of the event, and if that occurs, I consent to the changes and I agree that each and every of the conditions herein set out shall apply to that changed event.
If the event is cancelled due to flooding, cyclones, torrential rains or other ‘acts of God’ conditions, I understand that entry fee will not be refunded
I hereby certify that I am the minimum age or older as specified for my chosen event. The minimum age as at event day is 14 for the ‘I’m going Long’ swim, 12 for the ‘Step it Up’ 1000m swim, 10 for the ‘Give it a go’ 300m and 6 for the 200m OceanKids swim
I hereby certify that if I am younger than the minimum age, that I have been approved to enter by the State NZ Ocean Swim Series Race Director via email and I am a current member of a Swimming New Zealand federated swim club and have permission from my legal guardian to enter my chosen swim distance.