Include a brief description of your abilities and experience paddling. Have you ever paddled for a swimmer before?
Are you an open water swimmer? Have you spent time swimming next to a paddler?
What else should we be aware of? What questions or comments do you have?
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 assigned to a swimmer, and will be that swimmer's eyes and ears, navigator, and emotional support, 2) the swim may last up to 9 hours, and that I may not get a bathroom break, 3) my swimmer will be counting on me, and being unprepared or unable to perform my duties may result in the swimmer being disqualified from the event, 4) my swimmer and the event organizer will be counting on me to make good judgement calls about the health and safety of my swimmer, 5) that additional information will be provided, and that I should ask any and all questions about my responsibilities before the day of the event.