no paddling experience is required paddlers must possess minimum swim ability.
Prior to getting in
boats participants must show they are a competent swimmer with the ability stay
afloat in water without aid
for 5 minutes and to swim 50 metres (any stroke). Instructors will assess
swimming ability on the 1st day of the
so please come ready to get in the water. To avoid disappointment: if you are
not sure please try it
out these two abilities in a safe environment before you register for paddling
programs. Space in some
is limited and we would hate to turn another child away only to find your child
cannot participate and
has taken up a registration space.
BY AGREEING TO THIS WAIVER/PRE-REQUISITE I HEREBY DECLARE THAT MY CHILD IS A COMPETENT SWIMMER
*Please note: The Applicant is responsible to
ensure minimum swim ability. If swim ability is not present the child will not
be permitted to take part in paddling.
1. I agree to abide by the rules and
regulations of the Rideau Canoe Club, and further to behave in a manner
consistent with the policies of the Rideau Canoe Club.
2. As a
participant in a water sport activity, I recognize that there are certain risks
inherent in the activity as a
result of factors including but not limited to skills required for
participation, number of people, water
temperature, and weather conditions. I have prepared myself for the competition
and know of no factor or
condition which should be disclosed to the
instructor/coach/counselor/supervisor or which would make it
unsafe for me to participate. I, or my guardian, voluntarily assume all risks,
both physical and legal including,
but not restricted to, loss of or damage to property, and personal injury
including permanent disability or death.
3. As a
condition of participation, I hereby waive my right to make any claim, whether
for negligence or
against the Rideau Canoe Club, the City of Ottawa, their sponsors, partners,
and/or associates. I
agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the above from any claim made on my
behalf or as a result
of injury to my person or property. I recognize that participants are
responsible for their own medical coverage.
I hereby give permission to have the program leaders arrange for any emergency
medical care including
hospitalization, if necessary. In all instances where minors are involved,
attempts will be made to contact a
parent or guardian first.
4. I consent to the use and display of
photographs/videos in any RCC publication, multimedia production, display,
advertisement or web publication.