Here are copies of all waivers signed during team registration:

 

MEDICAL RELEASE WAIVER

I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian for my child(ren). I hereby give my permission for any supervisor, coach or other team administrator associated with the Cool Sharks Swim Team to seek and give appropriate medical attention for our child(ren) in the event of accident, injury, illness. I will be responsible for any and all costs associated with any necessary medical attention and/or treatment.


I hereby waive, release and forever discharge Cool Sharks Swim Team and associated supervisor, coach or other team administrator from all rights and claims for damages, injury, loss to person or property which may be sustained or occur during participation in Cool Sharks Swim Team activities, whether or not damages or loss is due to negligence. I hereby acknowledge that my children is (are) physically fit and capable of participation in all Swim Team activities.

LIABILITY WAIVER

By registering my child(ren) with the Cool Sharks Swim Team, I agree to participate (or allow my child(ren) and family members to participate) in the Cool Sharks Swim Team, and hereby release Cool Sharks Swim Team, its directors, officers, agents, coaches, and employees from liability for any injury that might occur to myself (or to my child(ren) and family members) while participating in the Cool Sharks Swim Team program, including travel to and from training sessions, swim meets or other scheduled team activities.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the above mentioned organizations and/or individuals, their agents and/or employees, against any and all liability for personal injury, including injuries resulting in death to me, my child(ren) and/or other family members, or damage to my property, the property to my child(ren) and/or other family members, or both, while I (or my child(ren) or family members) participating in the Cool Sharks Swim Team program.

VOLUNTEER POLICY AGREEMENT

Volunteers are critical to running all of our swim meets.  It takes over 50 volunteers for a swim meet to run successfully.  Timers, judges, announcers, bullpen workers, and ribbon workers are just a few of the positions which are filled by parent volunteers.  Volunteering is a requirement for our team.  We appreciate your time and support in helping the Cool Sharks have a great season!

 

Here is the volunteer policy for the 2021 Cool Sharks Swim Team

  • Every volunteer job will be worth 1 point.

  • All families are required to earn a minimum of 2 volunteer points for the season (regardless of meet attendance).

  • Families of swimmers who attend 1 or 2 meets are required to earn a minimum of 1 volunteer point.

  • Volunteers must check in at their scheduled time. Late check in requiring replacement of your position will result in a loss of those points.

  • Shift ending times are approximate. First half shifts do not end until all age group backstroke heats are complete. Second half shifts do not end until the meet is over. You must work the entire shift to earn the points.

 

Families who do not meet this requirement will be assessed a $25 penalty per point at the end of the season. 


Families will be exempt from the policy if:

- their child has a broken bone or other injury/illness and becomes unable to swim during the season

- their child is a member of the Cool Sharks coaching staff

- the parents have a major illness or injury that prohibits them from volunteering for the season

All exemptions for illness, injury, or other special circumstances must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator before the end of the season in order to avoid the penalty. 

 

All volunteer fines which remain unpaid after June 30, 2021 will be subject to a $25 late fee, and those families will lose priority registration status for the following season.

 

COVID-19 WAIVER

This Agreement waives the liability of Garden Hills Pool & Park Association and the City of Atlanta, hereinafter referred to as GHPPA for any use of the services, facilities, swimming pool and/or programs of GHPPA. A non-parent cannot legally agree to this waiver for other people’s children. It must be agreed to by a parent/legal guardian.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING THIS WAIVER OF LIABILITY

1. I, the applicant wishes either for myself, my spouse, or my child (if applicable) to utilize the services, facilities, swimming pool, and/or programs offered by GHPPA.

 

2. I hereby agree that the use of the services, facilities, swimming pool, and/or programs is at my child’s (if applicable) and my own risk. As a condition of my, my spouse and my child’s (if applicable) use of such services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs, I on behalf of myself, my heirs and assigns, my spouse and my child (if applicable), expressly agree to forever discharge, waive and release GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors and their heirs, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, injuries, damages, actions, or courses of action, and from all acts of active or passive negligence on the part of GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors that I or my child (if applicable) may have or acquire against GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors on account of bodily injury, mental injury and/or property damage from, any mishap, accident, loss, damage or injury suffered by my spouse, my child (if applicable) or myself or others resulting from, connected with or caused by the use of GHPPA’s services, programs, swimming pool and /or facilities whether located on or off the GHPPA premises, including, but not limited to any injury resulting from mechanical defects or failure of any equipment or devices used in such services, programs, swimming pool or facilities. I further agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors, their heirs, successors and assigns from any and all claims, losses or liability arising from, connected with or caused by my, my spouse or my child’s (if applicable) use of GHPPA’s services, programs, swimming pool and facilities, whether located on or off the GHPPA premises.

3. I understand that I will not be able to be on the pool deck with my child during swim practice. I declare and affirm that I and my child will abide by all swim team rules.

4. I declare and affirm that I, my spouse and my child (if applicable) am (or are) in such medical and physical condition that the use of the GHPPA services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs does not pose any danger to my, my spouse or my child’s (if applicable) health.

5. I agree that I, my spouse and my child (if applicable) will abide by all the rules and regulations of the GHPPA, which may be posted at the pool, or issued orally and/or published on the GHPPA website. These rules may be amended at the GHPPA’s discretion. I agree that I, my spouse and my child (if applicable) will not engage in behavior injurious to the enjoyment of the facilities by other Members or Guests. I understand and agree that my, my spouse and my child’s (if applicable) use of GHPPA may be immediately terminated if my (or their) behavior is not in accordance with the above.

6. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that the I, my spouse and my child may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while onsite at GHPPA services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at GHPPA services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees, independent contractors, and/or other Members or Guests. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, permanent disability, death, damage, and/or Losses that the I, my spouse and my child, may experience, sustain, or incur in connection with any attendance at any GHPPA services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs (collectively, “Claims”). I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors and their heirs, successors and assigns from the Claims, including all Losses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of GHPPA, its owners, directors, management, staff, servants, agents, employees and/or independent contractors and their heirs, successors and assigns and whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any GHPPA services, facilities, swimming pool and/or fitness programs.

I have read and understand the foregoing and acknowledge my consent to the terms of this Waiver and Release for myself, my spouse, and my child (if applicable) by accepting the Agreement.

PHOTO RELEASE WAIVER

I hereby authorize the Cool Sharks Swim Team to publish the photographs taken of me and/or the undersigned minor children for use in the Cool Sharks Swim Team printed publications and website. I release the Cool Sharks Swim Team from any expectation of confidentiality for the undersigned minor children and myself and attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the children listed below and that I have the authority to authorize the Cool Sharks Swim Team to use their photographs and names. I acknowledge that since participation in publications and websites produced by the Cool Sharks Swim Team is voluntary, neither the minor children nor I will receive financial compensation.

 

I further agree that participation in any publication and website produced by the Cool Sharks Swim Team confers no rights of ownership whatsoever. I release the Cool Sharks Swim Team, its officers, directors, and coaches from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the undersigned minor children.

ASA WAIVER

I, the undersigned parent or legal guardian, hereby verify that the information above is correct and hereby request voluntary participation for the above named swimmer(s) (the “Participant”) to participate in certain events and activities sponsored, coordinated, or organized by ASA or SLS (collectively, the “ASA Programs”). In consideration of the Participant being allowed to participate in the ASA Programs, the undersigned, individually and on behalf of the Participant and the undersigned’s spouse, heirs, successors, next of kin, personal and legal representatives, and permitted assigns, hereby acknowledges, understands, confirms, and agrees to the following:

 

1. This Release of Liability and Indemnification Form (this “Agreement”) is valid and will continue in full force and effect while the Participant is participating or otherwise involved in the ASA Programs and will survive thereafter.

 

2. I consent to the Participant’s participation in the ASA Programs and acknowledge that the Participant and I fully understand that such participation may involve risk of serious injury, illness and/or death, including, without limitation, permanent disability and losses or damages which may result not only from the Participant’s or my own actions, inactions, or negligence, but also from the actions, inactions, or negligence of third parties (including the Releasees), the condition of the facilities, equipment, or areas where any ASA Program is being conducted or held, and/or the rules of play of the ASA Programs. While particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce or mitigate such risk, such risk to the Participant will always be present. I understand that if I have (or the Participant has) any risk concerns, I should discuss the risks associated with the Participant’s participation with authorized representatives of ASA or SLS before I sign this Agreement and before the Participant begins participating in the ASA Programs.

 

3. I knowingly and freely assume all risks, both known and unknown, even if arising from the negligence of the Releasees or others, and assume full responsibility for the participation of the Participant in the ASA Programs. I acknowledge that participating in the ASA Programs involves strenuous physical activity. All exercises, workouts, training, and activities that are part of the ASA Programs are at the Participant’s sole risk.

 

4. In consideration of allowing the Participant to participate in the ASA Programs, I hereby release and hold harmless Atlanta Swim Association, LLC (“ASA”) and Summer League Swimming LLC (“SLS”)., and each of their affiliates, officers, directors, managers, members, partners, shareholders, volunteers, employees, agents, counsel, and representatives, and all sponsors, other participants, facility and equipment owners and lessees, advertisers, and other persons involved in the ASA Programs (collectively, the “Releasees”), of and from, and do hereby discharge and waive, any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action, proceedings, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses of whatever kind or nature (collectively, “Losses”) that the Participant may have, sustain, or incur with respect to any and all damage, illness, disability, death and/or injury, of any type, arising out of or incident to the Participant’s involvement or participation in the ASA Programs, whether arising from the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

5. I have reviewed and fully understand the concussion information set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by this reference.

 

6. I agree to fully comply with all rules, instructions, procedures, and guidelines of ASA and SLS and all customary terms and conditions for participation in the ASA Programs. If I have any concern (or observe any unusual signs or indications) in the readiness of the Participant for participation in the ASA Programs, I will immediately remove the Participant from participation and bring such issue to the attention of the nearest ASA Program official.

 

7. ASA and SLS have urged the Participant to obtain a physical examination from a licensed health care professional before using any pool or exercise equipment or participating in any ASA Program. I hereby certify that the Participant is in good health and has no physical or mental condition that would prevent participation in the ASA Programs. I agree to use the Participant’s personal medical insurance as a primary medical coverage payment if accident or injury occurs. I consent to emergency medical treatment in the event such care is required.

 

8. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that the Participant, my family (including children), and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while onsite at any ASA Program or ASA or SLS events, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at any ASA Program or ASA or SLS events may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, the Releasees. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, permanent disability, death, damage, and/or Losses that the Participant, my family (including children), or I may experience, sustain, or incur in connection with any attendance at any ASA Program or ASA or SLS events (collectively, “Claims”). I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Releasees of and from the Claims, including all Losses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of any Releasees and whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any ASA Program or ASA or SLS events.

 

9. I agree that this Agreement extends to all acts of negligence by the Releasees and is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect and such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein. Upon such determination that any term or other provision is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the court or other tribunal making such determination is authorized and instructed to modify this Agreement so as to effect the original intent of the parties as closely as possible so that the waivers, releases, assumptions, and other matters contemplated herein are effectuated as originally contemplated to the fullest extent possible.

 

10. I represent and warrant that: (a) I am the lawful parent or legal guardian of the Participant, (b) I have full authority to consent to the Participant’s participation in the ASA Programs, (c) I am authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of the Participant, and (d) no other person’s authorization or consent is required to execute this Agreement or grant the rights herein.

 

11. I further represent and warrant that: (a) I have read this Agreement, (b) I fully understand and agree to all terms and provisions herein, (c) I have had all my questions answered to my satisfaction, (d) I have had an opportunity to review this Agreement with an attorney, (e) I understand that the Participant has the choice of not participating in the ASA Programs, (f) the Participant and I have
given up substantial rights by signing this Agreement, and (g) I am signing this Agreement freely and voluntarily without any inducement.

 

12. Membership in ASA and SLS is a privilege granted by ASA and SLS. It is not a right. ASA and SLS at its sole discretion reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant(s) for membership. Membership in any category may be granted only after an application is submitted and approved. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees to comply with all the provisions of the ASA and SLS Handbook (https://summerleagueswimming.com/sls-handbook/ )

 

13. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. This Agreement may only be amended, modified or supplemented by an agreement in writing signed by an authorized representative of ASA or SLS. A signed copy of this Agreement delivered by facsimile, e-mail or other means of electronic transmission shall be deemed to have the same legal effect as delivery of an original signed copy of this Agreement.

I accept all terms and conditions for this SLS membership application as laid out by the SLS Handbook and this application.

I hereby certify that all information I have provided is accurate, my name (above) is correct, and I am authorized to apply for membership for the youths in this application.

I understand that there are no refunds issued for cancellations.

By entering my name above and clicking the box below, I hereby authorize SLS to create the requested individual membership, accept and acknowledge all terms and conditions presented to me during the application process.