Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series

Event T&C’s

A contract in the terms set out below, between Australian Ocean Swims PTY Limited TA Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series (GBROSS) and the intending competitor shall be deemed to have commenced on the acceptance via Registration by GBROSS of the intending competitor’s application to compete.


In consideration of and as a condition of acceptance of my entry in a Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series event:


  1. I have read, understood and accept that all information contained on the Event website (www.greatbarrierreef relating to the specific event I choose to participate in and acknowledge and agree that such information together with additional rules or instructions that I may receive from GBROSS once my entry is accepted, shall constitute the entry conditions and rules applying to the Event.


  1. I hereby attest and verify that the information I have provided in my online entry registration is true and correct and I understand that any false information which may be deliberately provided by me may lead to my withdrawal from the event and may render me ineligible to compete in any future GBROSS events.


  1. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the chosen event I have selected. If required, my physical condition has been verified by a registered medical practitioner in order to compete in this race. I further attest and verify that I do not have a physical or intellectual impairment that may make my participation unsafe for myself or others.


  1. I understand and acknowledge the physical and mental rigors associated with open water and ocean swimming and other portions of such events are inherently dangerous and represent an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and death, as well as dangers arising from adverse weather conditions, imperfect course conditions, water and surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety measures, participants of varying skill levels, situations beyond the immediate control of GBROSS, and other presently unknown risks and dangers. I acknowledge that the leading cause (more than 90%) of non-traumatic sudden death of athletes is related to a pre-existing cardiac abnormality.


  1. I, for myself, my heirs, my executors and administrators hereby waive and release all and any claim, right or cause for action which I or they might otherwise have for, or arising out of loss of life or injury, loss or damage or any description whatsoever which I may suffer or sustain in the course of, or consequent upon, my entry or participation in the said event.


  1. I hereby acknowledge that I have sole responsibility for my personal possessions and athletic equipment during the race and its related activities and functions.


  1. I hereby consent to receive such medical treatment by the event medic, that may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during the race.


  1. I agree to comply with all the rules and directions of race officials and their staff/volunteers.


  1. I hereby allow the free use of my name and picture in broadcasts, social media posts and press of the race as they pertain to the race, pre and post event.


  1. I hereby agree that in the event of a race cancellation or course modification due to storm, rain, inclement weather, winds, pandemic or other “Act of God” conditions, my entry fee shall be non-refundable and non-transferable. The event organisers will reschedule the event and I accept that my chosen date will be transferred automatically.


  1. I hereby acknowledge that upon completion of this online entry registration, the refund policy is as such: Upon completion of online entry registration, 50% will be refundable up to 60 days before the event day, and 0% up to 30 days before the event day. No refunds will be available after that time under ANY circumstances. The withdrawal must be via email BEFORE each of those dates.


  1. I hereby acknowledge this waiver, release and discharge shall be and operate separately in favour of all persons, contractors, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their directors, volunteers and representatives and includes, but is not limited to, the various committees, members and/or staff of GBROSS, Quicksilver Staff, QLD Police, QLD Maritime and the local council for which the event maybe being held and shall operate whether or not the loss injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any one or more of them.


  1. I undertake to notify GBROSS organisers of any change in my medical status or condition, as verified in 3, above, likely to affect my fitness to compete in the chosen event I have selected should this occur following completion of my online registration and prior to race day, for consideration by the Event Medic or the Race Director.


  1. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, I agree that the liability of the GBROSS in relation to recreational services (as that term is defined in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and the Australian Consumer Law) and recreational activities, for any of the following:

a) death;

b) physical or mental injury (including the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of such an injury);

c) the contraction, aggravation or acceleration of a disease;

d) the coming into existence, the aggravation, acceleration or recurrence of any other condition, circumstance, occurrence, activity, form of behaviour, course of conduct or state of affairs:

  • that is or may be harmful or disadvantageous to me or the community;
  • that may result in harm or disadvantage to me or the community, that may be suffered by me (or a person for whom or on whose behalf I am acquiring the services) resulting from the supply of recreational services or recreational activities; is excluded and the application of any express or implied term that any services will be provided with due care and skill is hereby excluded.


  1. We reserve the right to pass attendee details to the relevant government health department specifically for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to a COVID-19 positive test up to 60 days after an event


  1. Medical – Upon signing this agreement, I agree, that if I am injured or require any medical support while participating in (or immediately prior) to the event I have registered for, that I will allow GBROSS to obtain a medical report from the supplies and/or a third party assisting in the support of my injury or illness.


By my registration I hereby agree to the terms and conditions and sign the above waiver.

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