Event Registration

2020 Got2Swim 10K
08/21/2020 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM CST

 

The Got2Swim 10K is a solo, 2-person or 3-person relay in-person open water fundraising event supporting Colin's Hope and drowning prevention.

This year's Got2Swim 10K is currently scheduled to be held in-person on Friday, August 21, 2020 (Location TBD). It is our intention to preserve the event as in-person with appropriate modifications for current local mandates and CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19. All modifications and necessary adjustments between now and the event date will be communicated to registered participants in a timely manner. A virtual swim option is available in one-mile, 5K, and 10K distances. To register for the 2020 Got2Swim Virtual event, click here.

Due to the limitations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the location of the 2020 Got2Swim 10K is TBD. We are currently considering two possible locations in the Austin area and will inform participants as soon as a decision is finalized. If unforeseen limitations cause the in-person event to be canceled, registered participants will have the option of transferring their registration to the 2020 Got2Swim Virtual event.

All registered swimmers are required to raise a minimum of $500 each to support Colin's Hope and it's drowning prevention initiatives as part of their registration commitment. These funds provide essential support for our year-round programs and initiatives. Online customized peer-to-peer fundraising pages are available for soliciting and tracking donated funds and can be set up here**NOTE: It is up to each swimmer/team to decide if they want to set up individual pages for each swimmer or set up a team page. Whichever option is chosen, the minimum pledge raising goals must be met for each swimmer. (Number of swimmers X $500)**

SOLO SWIMMERS:

In addition to the pledge-raising commitment, solo swimmers are required to have a Water Guardian accompany them during their swim as a safety measure to support swim needs (hydration, nutrition, directional guidance, etc.) and to assist in the case of an emergency. A non-swimming Water Guardian can be the person of the swimmer's choice who will paddle alongside them in a kayak/SUP for the duration of their swim. If using a SUP, please ensure your chosen Water Guardian 1) has experience paddling for long periods of time, 2) has experience paddling in rough water, and 3) can carry any necessary gear safely. All Water Guardians MUST WEAR a properly fitted and buckled U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times. (See more information about Water Guardians below.)

Please submit your Water Guardian's name and contact information at the time of registration. 

RELAY TEAM MEMBERS:

Relay team members must register individually and designate their relay partners at that time. Each member is committing to meet their minimum pledge requirement and/or the team collective amount ($500 x # of team members) depending on how you choose to track your funds. During the swim, teams may split their total distance however they choose. When not in the water, relay team members will also act as Water Guardians for swimming teammates. One swimmer will be in the water while the other remaining relay team member(s) paddle alongside. Relay teams provide their own kayak/SUP or one can be rented from The Expedition School at an extra cost. Tandem kayaks are highly recommended for 3-person relay teams. Be sure to practice switching in and out of the kayak/SUP as part of your team training. If using a SUP, please ensure all team members 1) have experience paddling for long periods of time, 2) have experience paddling in rough water, and 3) can carry any necessary gear safely. All paddling Water Guardian teammates must wear a properly fitted and buckled U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket while acting as Water Guardian.

WATER GUARDIANS (non-swimming):

Non-swimmers who are acting as Water Guardians only must register as a Water Guardian for the 2020 Got2Swim 10K separately from their swimmer teammate. We ask Water Guardians to designate their swimmer teammate(s) at the time of registration. The fundraising commitment is optional for Water Guardians who are not swimming (paddling only). However, in lieu, you are encouraged to support your swimmer's fundraising efforts.

ALL WATER GUARDIANS (swimmers and non-swimmers) MUST WEAR a properly fitted and fastened U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times while acting as Water Guardian.

It is strongly recommended that ALL SWIMMERS use a SaferSwimmer flotation/training device for all open water swims. This float adds to visibility and safety when training in open water where there potentially is boat and watercraft traffic. (SaferSwimmer flotation/training devices can be purchased through the Colin's Hope webstore as well as other online outlets.)

Donations made to a swimmer's pledge page are tax-deductible. Donors will receive an automated receipt at the time of donation. Registration fees are not tax-deductible and are non-refundable. If unforeseen limitations cause an event cancellation, registered participants will have the option of transferring their registration to the 2020 Got2Swim Virtual event or forfeiting their registration fee and fundraising proceeds to support Colin's Hope, our mission, and/or the Got2Swim program.


 

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Waiver Statement:

By completing registration, I understand and agree to the following:

I UNDERSTAND EACH SWIMMER IS REQUIRED to raise a minimum of $500 for Colin's Hope as part of their participation in the 2020 Colin's Hope Got2Swim 10K & Virtual Swim Events.

I UNDERSTAND THAT, If I am a swimmer and I or my relay team (cumulatively) do not meet the required $500/swimmer fundraising minimum within 1 month of the event completion date, I am personally responsible for paying any remaining dollar amount.

I UNDERSTAND I AM REQUIRED to watch the Colin's Hope Got2Swim Open Water Safety Tips video prior to participating in any Colin's Hope in-person open water swim event, including organized training swims (unless waived and approved by the acting Colin's Hope Got2Swim Race Director).

I UNDERSTAND I AM REQUIRED to complete the online 2020 Colin's Hope Got2Swim Water Safety Lesson prior to participating in any Colin's Hope in-person open water swim event, including organized training swims (unless waived and approved by the acting Colin's Hope Got2Swim Race Director).

I UNDERSTAND EACH SWIMMER IS REQUIRED to have a kayak/SUP Water Guardian accompany them during their swim as a safety measure and that if I am a relay team member I agree to serve as a paddling Water Guardian for my teammate(s) when it is not my turn to swim. 

I UNDERSTAND ALL SWIMMERS/WATER GUARDIANS ARE REQUIRED to wear a properly fitted and fastened U.S Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times while acting as a Water Guardian.

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

In consideration of the services of Colin’s Hope and all officers, officials, agents, employees, directors, volunteers, participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, owners/lessors of premises used to conduct the event(if applicable), and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), I hereby agree, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

1. I acknowledge that swimming is a dangerous activity, and, specifically, that training for the 2020 Colin’s Hope Got2Swim 10K (hereinafter collectively referred to as “G2S”) and the event itself on August 21, 2020, entails known, unknown, and unanticipated risks that could cause or result in physical or emotional injury, illness (i.e. communicable diseases such as MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19), paralysis, or death to myself or to other parties. Moreover, I acknowledge that these risks may cause property damage to my property or the property of others.

2. I acknowledge that G2S will take place in an open water environment (yet to be designated), located in the Austin, Texas, area which is and will be at all times during my participation in G2S a public waterway then open to public use – including, but not limited to, motorboats, jet-skis, and other watercraft, over which Releasees have no control to ensure either lawful or safe operation. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in G2S despite these risks.

3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with or arise from my participation in this activity or my use of Releasees equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of Releasees to the fullest extent permitted by law.

4. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any physical or emotional injury or property damage I may cause or suffer while participating. Alternatively, I agree to personally bear the costs of any and all such injuries or damages myself. I further certify that I am physically, mentally and emotionally capable of safely participating in G2S, and that I assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

6. In the event that I file a lawsuit against Releasees, I agree to do so solely in the state of Texas, and I further agree that the substantive law of Texas shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

By completing registration, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Releasees on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein.

FOR PARTICIPANTS OF MINORITY AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION)

This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, have read and explained the provisions in this waiver/release to my child/ward including the risks of the activity and his/her responsibilities for adhering to the rules and regulations. Furthermore, my child/ward understands and accepts these risks and responsibilities. I for myself, my spouse, and child/ward do consent and agree to his/her release provided above for all the Releasees and myself, my spouse, and child/ward do release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s/ward’s involvement or participation in these activities as provided above, even if arising from their negligence, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By completing registration, I certify that I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire agreement, that I have read and understood it, and that I agree to be bound by its terms.

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