By signing up to any Cape Town Open Water Swim Co. course, program, event, or membership, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Fitness for exercise: You agree that you are physically and mentally fit to take part in physical activity, and that you do not have any known health conditions, risk factors or symptoms that may put you at risk while taking part in exercise, or during recovery of exercise.

Consent to digital communication: As part of your chosen program or activity it may required to communicate using digital / electronic platforms as a method of communication. Your information may need to be captured, stored and possibly shared using third-party platforms (Gmail, Google Docs, WhatsApp, DropBox, Sage Accounting etc.), remaining compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Confidentiality of course content: All course content that has been developed by Cape Town Open Water Swim Co. is copyright protected. By receiving access to online course content, you agree to keep this content to yourself, and refrain from duplicating or sharing content in any way.

Cancellations and changes: Confirmed bookings, which are cancelled more than 72 hours prior to the event, will qualify for a 50% refund. Confirmed bookings, which are cancelled within 72 hours of the event will not qualify for a refund or credit. Substitutions are permitted up to 24 prior to the event, provided the substitution fulfills the entry criteria. In the case of bad weather: Due to the unpredictable nature of weather and ocean conditions, the event date may be changed. If the swimmer is unable to attend the new date, they will be able to opt for a refund (less admin fee). Swimmers will be notified via the Whatsapp event group should any changes occur (or email by request). Access to private areas: Entrance fees to protected areas such as nature reserves are at the swimmer’s expense.

Safety and risk: Please be aware that you are required to remain with the group at all times. Swimmers who deviate from the group or for any reason or are not fit to continue swimming will be pulled out of the water at the discretion of the swim organisers or safety crew. There are inherent risks involved with any physical activity. By selecting this program or activity, you declare that you are participating in this exercise program voluntarily, that you accept all risks and will not hold Cape Town Open Water Swim Co. or any associated parties liable for any injury, damages or loss of personal property or life which may arise from participation in Cape Town Open Water Swim Co. activities or as a result of following guidance or advice, whether online or in person.