Swim Registration Form

(if you have already registered in full please open up the Re-registration form to complete a shorter registration process or email Jenny to confirm you intend to swim in the next event)

Saturday mornings will see the Wellington Coastal Swim Group take to the brine to mark off another piece of the coastline swam. The swims are endurance and fun focused. The goal will be to safely swim as much of the Wellington coastline as the weather and sea conditions allow over the 2017/18 summer months.

Swim entry fees vary based on the amount of water support required. The Matiu/Somes swim will be the most expensive due to the need to transport you to and from the Island. For all other swims the fee is $20/swim for all swimmers registered before 5 pm Thursday, and all other entries will be $25/swim. 

Conditions will necessitate flexibility in planning - start and finish points maybe altered on the morning of the swims. Please ensure you are signed up to the Wellington Coastal Sea Swim Series Facebook site for ease of communication (link to the FB page above RHS).

With the exception of the Matiu/Somes Island swim, courses will be set so swimmers remain within 50 m of the coastline at any point, so allowing increased safety. Pre-swim safety briefing will before before each swim. 

You must be confident that you have the skills and fitness to swim 2.5 km in the sea for the short 2 km swim. For all other swims you must be happy that you can swim 500 m further than the length of the swim advertised - for instance for a 3.5 km swim you need to be able to safely swim in the sea 4 km. You ability to swim with ease will be dictated by a combination of your preparation, the weather and the sea temperature. 

If you are unsure call Jenny to discuss (027 24 23527). If any swimmers exit the water early please ensure you contact me ASAP to confirm. All swimmers must register before the event, be at the swim briefing and sign out once exiting the water.

We will put in measures to support you as you swim however the golden rule is to swim with a swim buddy and 'if in doubt, please get out'. Your safety and of other swimmers, and the organisers is critical to achieving our objectives. By signing up you are accepting personal responsibility for your own safety.   

I'm very excited at the prospect of doing something a little different this summer! A spirit of adventure, swim fitness, gear and common sense is all that's required.

Let's swim this harbour!           

Name *
Name
Reason for joining in
Which swim do you want to do *
Distances are approximate only. .
How would you describe your current sea swim skills & fitness *
asthma, etc
Please provide the type of support you can provide and the name and Phone Contact of the volunteer.
Personal Waiver
THESE CONDITIONS ARE HERE TO ENSURE TRACTION EVENTS ARE FUN AND SAFE FOR PARTICIPANTS AND SUPPORT TEAM ALIKE. HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES AND PROTOCOLS MUST ALIGN WITH H&S LEGISLATION TO ENSURE EVERYONE'S SAFETY - PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING WAIVER CONDITIONS AND SIGN OFF ONLY IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO ABIDE BY THE CONDITIONS. CONTACT JENNY IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.
I AFFIRM THAT I AM CONFIDENT IN SEA CONDITIONS AND AM FULLY SATISFIED THAT I AM IN THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND MEDICAL CONDITION TO TAKE PART IN THESE SEA BASED SWIM TRAINING SESSIONS. IF I AM NOT FEELING CONFIDENT AND SAFE I WILL NOT ATTEND THE TRAINING SESSION. IF I FEEL UNSAFE IN THE WATER I WILL TELL MY SWIM BUDDY AND NOTIFY A KAYAKER, BEFORE REMOVING MYSELF FROM THE WATER.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THESE GROUP SESSIONS CARRIES WITH IT POTENTIAL RISKS INCLUDING CHOPPY SURFACE CONDITIONS, RIP CURRENTS, BREAKING WAVES, UNKNOWN SEA-BED CONDITIONS, MARINE CREATURES, IMPACTS WITH PEOPLE AND CRAFT AND OTHER POTENTIAL RISKS AND HAZARDS. THERE IS A CHANCE OF INJURY, SOMETIMES SERIOUS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF DEATH IF THESE RISKS ARE NOT UNDERSTOOD OR MANAGED.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE SWIM IS CONDUCTED IN AN OPEN WATER SITUATION SO MY CONDITION AND PROGRESS WILL NOT BE MONITORED AT ALL TIMES. I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY OWN WELL-BEING AND ACCEPT THAT I PARTICIPATE IN THE SWIM SESSION AT MY OWN RISK. THIS MEANS THAT IF I FEEL UNSURE OR UNSAFE THAT I WILL REMOVE MYSELF FROM THE WATER AND ALERT OTHER PARTICIPANTS OR STAFF IMMEDIATELY.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO ALL CONDITIONS
I UNDERSTAND THAT MY CONTACT DETAILS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE TRACTION FITNESS DATABASE AND THAT THIS DATABASE MAYBE USED BY TRACTION FITNESS. I ALSO AGREE THAT ALL IMAGES TAKEN AT TRACTION FITNESS EVENTS CAN BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES WITHOUT MY WRITTEN APPROVAL.
Terms *
Payment Options
$20 if registered before Thursday 5 pm' $25 if registered late Pricing for the Matiu/Somes swim are different and will be communicated closer to the time. More safety and swimmer transport is required for this swim. Payments can be made by internet banking or by cash before the swim. If paying via internet please clearly reference yourself.
ACCOUNT NUMBER 02 0828 0088647 000
Inquiries to Jenny - 027 24 23 527