Liability Release: As a condition of being accepted to the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, I agree to make timely payment of the registration fee. I will attend the mandatory briefing the morning before the start of each stage for which I am registered, and will abide by the event rules and regulations including water safety determinations. By acknowledging and assuming the risks involved in an endurance activity of this nature, and on behalf of myself and my heirs, I agree to (i) hold harmless any individual, group, association, agency or government body involved with this activity’s organization, conduct, and/or support, and (ii) waive all claims for damages or injury arising during the event against any individual, group, association, agency or government body involved with this activity’s organization, conduct, and/or support. I, the undersigned participant, intending to be legally bound, hereby certify that I have adequately trained for this activity, and that I am physically fit and have not been otherwise informed by a physician. I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks inherent in open water swimming (resulting from training and/or competition, and including, without limitation, permanent disability or death), and agree to assume all of those risks. I HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTIVE OR PASSIVE, OF THE FOLLOWING: HOST FACILITIES, CIBBOWS (CONEY ISLAND BRIGHTON BEACH OPEN WATER SWIMMERS), EVENT SPONSORS, EVENT COMMITTEES, VOLUNTEERS, AND ANY INDIVIDUALS OFFICIATING OR SUPERVISING THIS EVENT.