Include a brief description of your abilities and experience. Any special training or licenses?
Are you an open water swimmer? Have you spent time swimming next to a boat?
What else should we be aware of?
This will not be used to evaluate your application.
Liability Release: As a condition of participating in the Mercer Island Marathon Swim, I agree to attend the mandatory briefing the morning before the start of the event, and will abide by the event rules and regulations including water safety determinations. On behalf of myself and my heirs, and intending to be legally bound, I hereby certify that I am physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks inherent in participating in open water swimming events and in training for same, including permanent disability and death, and agree to assume all of those risks. AS A CONDITION OF MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MERCER ISLAND MARATHON SWIM AND ANY ACTIVITIES INCIDENT THERETO, I HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES TO MY PERSON OR PROPERTY, INCLUDING ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: HOST FACILITIES, NOWSA (NORTHWEST OPEN WATER SWIMMING ASSOC, INC), EVENT SPONSORS, EVENT COMMITTEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING, SUPERVISING AND/OR OTHERWISE INVOLVED IN CONDUCTING THIS EVENT.
Event understanding *
I understand that 1) I will be a part of this swim from start to end and may be on the water for over 9 hours, 2) I will not be able to leave the event for fuel, food, or a bathroom break, 3) in the event of an emergency, I may need to assist swimmers into my boat, 4) a NOWSA official will be on board during the event, 5) the swimmers and the event organizer will be counting on me to make good judgement calls regarding the health and safety of the swimmers, 6) that additional information will be provided, and that I should ask any and all questions about my responsibilities before the day of the event.