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Assumption of Risk

Northshore Dolphins Dive Club

Assumption of Risk

1. This is a binding legal agreement. Clarify any questions or concerns before signing. Prior to participating, an individual who is younger than the age of majority and who wants to participate in the sport of diving and the activities, programs, classes and services provided by, and/or in the events sponsored or organized by Diving Plongeon Canada, BC Diving, and North Shore Dolphins Dive Club  which may include but is not limited to: competitions, meets, practices, training, personal or strength training, dry land training, training using machines or weights, nutritional and dietary programs, orientational or instructional sessions or lessons, and aerobic and anaerobic conditioning programs (collectively the “Activities”) must have their legal parent/guardian (“the Parties”) acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this agreement.

2. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that they are a parent/guardian of the Participant and have full legal responsibility for the decisions of the Participant. Disclaimer

3. Diving Plongeon Canada, BC Diving and North Shore Dolphins Dive Club, and their respective Directors, Officers, committee members, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, judges, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and representatives (collectively the “Organization”) are not responsible for any injury, property damage, death, expense, loss of income, damage or loss of any kind suffered by the Participant during, or as a result of, the Activities. Description and Acknowledgement of Risks

4. The Parties understand and acknowledge that:

a) The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards and dangers that no amount of care, caution or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life

b) The Organization may offer or promote online programming (such as webinars, remote conferences, workshops, and online training) which have different foreseeable and unforeseeable risks than in-person programming

c) The Organization has a difficult task to ensure safety and it is not infallible. the Organization may be unaware of the Participant’s fitness or abilities, may give incomplete warnings or instructions, may misjudge weather or environmental conditions, and the equipment being used might malfunction

5. The Participant is participating voluntarily in the Activities. In consideration of that participation, the Parties hereby acknowledge that they are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards and may be exposed to such risks, dangers and hazards. The Parties understand that the Organization may fail to safeguard or protect the Participant from the risks, dangers and hazards of the Activities, some of which are listed below. The risks, dangers and hazards include, but are not limited to:

a) Health: executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques; physical exertion; overexertion; stretching; dehydration; fatigue; cardiovascular workouts; rapid movements and stops; lack of fitness or conditioning; traumatic injury; sprains and fractures, spinal cord injuries, bacterial infections; rashes; and the transmission of communicable diseases, including viruses of all kinds, COVID-19, bacteria, parasites or other organisms or any mutation thereof

b) Premises: defective, dangerous or unsafe condition of the facilities; falls; collisions with objects, walls, equipment or persons; dangerous, unsafe, or irregular conditions on the pool deck or other surfaces; and travel to and from the premises

c) Use of equipment: mechanical failure of the equipment; negligent design or manufacture of the equipment; the provision of or the failure by the Organization to provide any warnings, directions, instructions or guidance as to the use of the equipment; failure to wear safety or protective equipment; and failure to use or operate equipment within the Participant’s own ability

d) Contact: contact with the pool, pool bottom, walls, stands, equipment, vehicles, or other persons; and other contact that may lead to serious bodily injury, including but not limited to concussions and/or other brain injury or serious spinal injury

e) Advice: negligent advice regarding the Activities

f) Ability: failing to act safely or within the Participant’s own ability or within designated areas

g) Sport: the sport of diving and its inherent risks, including but not limited to falling or colliding with the pool, pool bottom, walls, stands, equipment or with other participants; entering the water by either diving or jumping; extended time underwater; spending extended times in chlorinated water which may lead to bacterial infections or rashes; and drowning

h) Cyber: privacy breaches; hacking; and technology malfunction or damage

i) Conduct: the Participant’s conduct and conduct of other persons including any physical altercation between participants

j) Travel: travel to and from the Activities

k) Negligence: the Participant’s negligence, the Parties’ negligence, and/or the negligence of other persons, including NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, which may increase the risk of damage, loss, personal injury or death Terms

6. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate in the Activities, the Parties agree:

a) That when the Participant practices or trains in their own space, the Parties are responsible for the Participant’s surroundings and the location and equipment that is selected for the Participant

b) That the Participant’s mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the Activities and the Parties assume all risks related to the Participant’s mental and physical condition

c) To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities

d) To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment

e) That if the Participant observes an unusual significant hazard or risk, the Participant will remove themselves from participation and bring their observations to a representative of the Organization immediately

f) The risks associated with the Activities are increased when the Participant is impaired and the Participant will not participate if impaired in any way;

g) That it is their sole responsibility to assess whether any Activities are too difficult for the Participant. By the Participant commencing an Activity, they acknowledge and accept the suitability and conditions of the Activity

h) That they are responsible for the choice of the Participant’s safety or protective equipment and the secure fitting of that equipment i) (COVID-19) That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and the Participant may be exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 and such exposure may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death

7. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate, the Parties agree:

a) That the Parties are not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or their agents, whether in brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities

b) That the Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to the Participant’s vehicle, property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the Activities

c) That this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the Province of British Columbia and if any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect Jurisdiction

8. The Parties agree that in the event that they file a lawsuit against the Organization, they agree to do so solely in the Province of British Columbia and they further agree that the substantive law of the Province of British Columbia will apply without regard to conflict of law rules.

Acknowledgement

 

9. The Parties acknowledge that they have read this agreement and understand it, that they have executed this agreement voluntarily, and that this Agreement is to be binding upon themselves, their heirs, their spouses, guardians, next of kin, executors, administrators and legal or personal representatives.By typing my name here, I am digitally signing this document, and I acknowledge and agree to this assumption of risk waiver

Covid Declaration of Compliance

Diving Plongeon Canada, its provincial/territorial organizations, and affiliated clubs/academies (collectively the “Organization”) require the disclosure of exposure or illness is in order to safeguard the health and safety of all participants and limit the further spread of COVID-19. This Declaration of Compliance will be kept safely, and personal information will not be disclosed unless as required by law or with your consent. An individual (or the individual’s parent/guardian, if the individual is younger than the age of majority) who is unable to agree to the terms outlined in this document is not permitted to enter the Organization’s facilities or participate in the Organization’s activities, programs, or services. I, the undersigned being the individual named above and the individual’s parent/guardian (if the individual is younger than the age of majority), hereby acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined in this document: 1) The coronavirus disease COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and requires all individuals (or their parent/guardian, when applicable) to adhere to the compliance standards described in this document. 2) The individual has not been diagnosed with COVID-19. OR If the individual was diagnosed with COVID-19, the individual was cleared as noncontagious by provincial or local public health authorities. 3) If the individual is a front-line worker (such as hospital staff, long term care staff, or other individual who interacts with individuals who have confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19), the individual has worn proper and approved Personal Protective Equipment at all times whenever they interacted with an individual who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 4) If the individual is not a front-line worker, they have not been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 5) The individual is attending or participating voluntarily and understands the risks associated with COVID-19. The individual (or the individual’s parent/guardian, on behalf of the individual (when applicable)) agrees to assume those risks, including but not limited to exposure and being infected. 6) The individual has not, nor has anyone in the individual’s household, experienced any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days (including fever, new or worsening cough, fatigue, chills and body aches, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, pink eye, or loss of taste or smell). 7) If the individual experiences, or if anyone in the individual’s household experiences, any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 after submitting this Declaration of Compliance, the individual will immediately isolate, notify the Organization, and not attend any of the Organization’s facilities, activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since those symptoms were last experienced. 8) The individual has not, nor has any member of the individual’s household, travelled to or had a lay-over in any country outside Canada, or in any province/territory outside of the individual’s province/territory of residence in the past 14 days. If the individual travels, or if anyone in the individual’s household travels, outside of the individual’s province/territory of residence after submitting this Declaration of Compliance, the individual will not attend any of the Organization’s facilities, activities, programs or services until at least 14 days have passed since the date of return. 9) The individual is following recommended guidelines, including but not limited to, practicing physical distancing, trying to maintain separation of six feet from others, adhering to recognized hygiene best practices, and otherwise limiting exposure to COVID-19. 10) The individual will follow the safety, physical distancing and hygiene protocols of the Organization. 11) This document will remain in effect until the Organization, per the direction of the provincial government and provincial health officials, determines that the acknowledgements in this Declaration of Compliance are no longer required. 12) The Organization may remove the individual from the facility or from participation in the activities, programs or services of the Organization at any time and for any reason if the Organization believes, in its sole discretion, that the individual is no longer in compliance with any of the standards described in this document.

By typing my name here, I am digitally signing this document, and I acknowledge this covid declaration of compliance

Consent Notice: Springboard and Platform diving, by their nature, involve certain elements of risk which involve potential for bodily injury. A portion of the registration fees paid to the Canadian Amateur Diving Association, BC section, also known as BC Diving, is allocated for the provision of accident insurance should injury occur.By typing my name here, I am digitally signing this document, and I acknowledge this element of risk and agree to permit my child to participate

Athlete Code of Conduct

The following rules of conduct and responsibilities are set forth as a guide to all athletes of North Shore Dolphins Dive Club. These rules reflect the minimum standards expected and required by the board of directors of NSDD. Violations or noncompliance with these rules/responsibilities may result in appropriate administrative action. 1. Be on time for practice 2. Wear or bring appropriate attire for warm up and diving. Required attire includes a one-piece bathing suit for girls and jammers or speedos for boys, t-shirt, shorts, runners, towel, and water. 3. Listen to your coach at all times and make the corrections that they are requesting from you. 4. Respect your coach’s decisions when it comes to learning new dives. Your coach is the expert! 5. Take your turn in line (no budging) 6. After completing your dive swim to the edge of the pool immediately and wait for your coach’s corrections. Swim under the board you just came off and beware of other divers. 7. Safety at all times. Do not swim in front of the diving boards, sit on or shake the guard rails, run, push, hit, spit, … 8. Support your fellow divers. Do not complain about other divers. Talk to your coach if you are having a problem. 9. Respect your coach and don’t talk bad about your coach to other divers. If you are having an issue with your coach talk to your parent who will then inform the president. 10. Immediately report an injury to your coach 11. Enter and exit the pool through the front entrance unless you are with your coach. 12. No swearing or rude jokes. Absolutely no inappropriate language or behavior. We are a G-rated club 13. Negative comments or psyching out other divers will not be tolerated. If you hear negative comments and so forth please let your coach know or a board member. 14. The Shammy is meant for the use of drying your body before a dive. It is not for hitting, throwing, or playing with. 15. Please respect others in the hot tub. Hot tub breaks are for a break and to warm you up. 16. The waterslide and other pool areas besides the deep end and hot tub are out of bounds before, during and after practice. If you would like to use the whole pool please pay the pool entrance fee. 17. If you want to increase hours or change your diving program make sure to talk to your coach first and then the registrar. 18. Adhere to the Travel Code of Conduct 19. Work hard and have FUN! By typing my name here, I am digitally signing this document, and I acknowledge that I have read and gone over the rules with my child. Parent Code of Conduct The following rules are set forth so that you can better support your child’s learning experience and success in the sport of diving. 1. Make sure your child is at practice on time and ready to go. Ensure they have the necessary equipment and clothing. 2. Encourage your child without pressuring them. Always show interest and enthusiasm. 3. DO NOT coach your child, either from the bleachers or at home. While you may be tempted, it is the coach’s job and they have the expertise in the sport to coach your child. 4. Do not criticize coaches, officials, or divers. It you have concerns about the coach or others please take your concerns directly to the club President to be handled. Undermining your child’s relationship with their coach can be dangerous – trust is a necessity in this sport. 5. Family and friends may stay to watch practice from designated viewing areas. This is a great way to communicate with other parents or board members. 6. Parents should contact a board member with complaints or issues regarding safety, discipline, coach conduct, and athlete conduct immediately when there is a concern. All communication and concerns with the Pool staff must go through the President. 7. Inform your child’s coach of injury or illness. Please keep your child home if they are ill. Your child’s safety is important to us. 8. Occasionally your child may smack the water when they are diving. This is a common occurrence in diving. Please do not step in but allow the coach to work with your child. They will get them through it! Volunteer Program The North Shore Dolphins Dive Club is run by volunteers.  Recreational and Pre-Competitive Programs There is no volunteer requirement for recreational and pre-competitive divers. Development and High Performance Programs We suspended our volunteer program requirement last season due to COVID. We are reinstating the volunteer program this season. Development divers pay a $200 deposit, to be returned after 10 volunteer hours. High Performance divers pay a $400 deposit, to be returned after 20 volunteer hours. We have added an option to pay a volunteer fee (non-returnable) for parents who don't wish to volunteer this season.

 

By typing my name here, I am digitally signing this document, and I acknowledge that I have read and gone over the rules.

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