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Please read and understand this document before signing.   If you have any questions please ask us or consult an attorney.

By signing this form, anyone participating in The Save The Bay, Inc. (Save the Bay) Annual Swim (the Swim) to be held on August 4, 2018 onboard Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport agrees to indemnify and hold the U.S. Government, its officers, agents and employees harmless for any resulting damage, injury, or death arising out of or derived from participation in the Swim.

I understand that I am participating in an activity with inherent risks, including but not limited to injury, illness, permanent trauma, neck or spinal injuries, loss of use of arms and/or legs, or death.  I recognize that participation in the Swim exposes me to these risks and to the possible reckless conduct of other participants.  This list is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of possible injuries or trauma that may occur while participating in the Swim.  I accept these risks of injury, trauma, and death and am participating in the Swim onboard NAVSTA Newport voluntarily.   

I understand that I am participating in an activity that could result in damage to my personal property.  I accept this risk voluntarily.

I certify that I am in good physical and mental health, and am fully capable of participating in the Swim.  

I certify that I have adequate health, disability, and life insurance for my family and myself.  In the event of medical emergency, I give permission for transportation to any medical facility or hospital, and I authorize NAVSTA Newport or other medical personnel to render necessary emergency medical care for me.  I authorize the release of any medical information in the possession of the Navy emergency response or medical personnel or NAVSTA Newport to any medical facility, ambulance, medical provider, or other such person rendering care on my behalf.  


In consideration for permission to participate in the Swim onboard NAVSTA Newport I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the United States Navy, NAVSTA Newport, the United States Government and/or its officers, agents or employees, acting officially, from any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, proceedings, loss, costs and damages of any and every kind and description, including attorney fees and/or litigation expenses, which may be brought against or incurred by the United States Navy, NAVSTA Newport, the United States Government and/or its officers, agents or employees on account of any loss or damage to any property,  or for any personal injuries or even death, to the extent that such damage, injury or death is caused by, arising out of, or contributed to, by reason of any act, omission, professional error, fault, mistake, or negligence in connection with, or incident to, any activities associated with the Swim.  This hold harmless agreement is applicable to any heir, executor, administrator or family member seeking relief on my behalf or for my participation in the Swim.  The terms of this agreement shall continue and be in effect after my participation in the Swim has ended.

Should any paragraph or part of this agreement be declared unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining parts or paragraphs shall remain in full force and effect.                                                               

I have read this entire agreement and  understand the terms used and their legal significance.  This waiver and release is freely and voluntarily given with the understanding that right to legal recourse against the NAVSTA Newport, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Government is knowingly given up in return for allowing my participation in the Swim.