CONDITION OF ENTRY For all O Swim NZ & Samoa Events activities and Events Please read this acknowledgment, waiver and release from liability carefully before completing your online entry: Terms of Participation, and Waiver 1. I acknowledge that participating in my chosen event involves the real risk of severe injury or even death from various causes, including overexertion, medical-event, hypothermia, dehydration, and other threats. 2. I understand that I must not compete in my chosen event unless I have trained appropriately and believe that I am sufficiently fit and healthy to compete in the event. 3. 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/or recklessness and the negligence and/or recklessness of others) for all injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with my participation in this event. 4. I consent to receiving medical treatment that the Event Medical Team think desirable immediately following an unforeseen accident while waiting for further medical intervention. 5. I acknowledge that safety precautions undertaken by the Organiser in Paid Events (such as course supervision, safety briefing) are a service to other competitors and me but are not a guarantee of safety. 6. I accept that I have an essential responsibility to read and listen to all safety briefings carefully and to immediately seek clarification on anything that is not entirely clear to me. 7. I consent to the event Organiser using my name, image and likeness before, during or after the event for event promotional purposes, broadcasting or reporting purposes in the media. 8. I understand that I am fully responsible for the security of my personal possessions at the event. I accept the organisers will take all care but no responsibility for damage to or loss of my belongings. 9. I accept my registration is not transferable and is non-refundable (Refer Refund Policy). I agree to my name and contact details being used for promotional purposes. 10. I agree to abide by all race rules and directions issued by the event Organiser. 11. I acknowledge that because of circumstances beyond the control of the event directors, it may become necessary or desirable to change the format of the event. If that occurs, I consent to the changes, and I agree that each and every one of the conditions herein set out shall apply to the changed event. 12. The event may be cancelled due to conditions beyond the control of the Organiser. 13. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older. If I am under the ages of 18 years, I will have these terms and conditions viewed and/ signed by my legal guardian (on postal entries) or agreed (through the online entry process) which will in effect give consent for me to compete at this event. 14. I accept there is no refund of the Event entry fee in the event of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. I accept the event (s) may be cancelled for safety reasons in the event of an unexpected natural disaster anywhere in the world that may impact the event and prevent my participation and / or the event (s) being held safely as scheduled. 15. I accept there is no Public liability cover in my chosen event.