Warning of Risk Swimming and other aquatic activities challenge and engage the physical, mental and emotional resources of each participant. However, despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury, including but not limited to drowning, head/brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Understandably, not all hazards and dangers can be foreseen. The very nature of swimming and aquatic activities are hazardous and risky, including but not limited to fatigue and overexertion, poor swimming skills, failing to avoid dangerous areas, failing to follow rules and regulations, failure of lifeguards to locate victims and/or delay in emergency response time, horseplay, diving or cannon-balling into shallow water and striking the bottom or side of the pool or waterslide, inadequate supervision or instruction, lack of conditioning, becoming disoriented, striking other swimmers, striking one’s head on the bottom, slip and falls on the deck or within the locker facility, chemical exposure and all other circumstances inherent to aquatic activities. In this regard, it must be recognized that it is impossible for the City of Parkersburg to guarantee absolute safety.
Waiver and Release of All Claims and Assumption of Risk Please read this form carefully and be aware that in consideration for this Pool Pass, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with use of the City of Parkersburg's aquatic facilities and programs. I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain inherent risks of physical injury to patrons of aquatic facilities, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities and programs connected with or associated with this Pool Pass. I further recognize and agree that lifeguards and other aquatic staff are not responsible for supervising my activities or the activities of my minor child(ren) and I agree that I am solely responsible for supervising my minor children and/or assessing whether my children are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for aquatic activities. I additionally agree to supervise any children under age 9 at all times. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I, or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of use of the City of Parkersburg’s aquatic facilities and programs against the City of Parkersburg, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “City”). I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the City from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with use of the City of Parkersburg’s aquatic facilities and programs. I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk and waiver and release of all claims. If registering on-line or via fax, my on-line or facsimile signature shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.