General Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Entry to Great Swim Local (GSL)


1.1 By submitting your application you are agreeing to register for a Great Swim Local and to abide by these conditions of entry.

1.2 Participants who turn up to the swim without their personal wristband are not insured and will not be allowed to participate.

1.3 You will be provided with a personal wristband to record your time. Please use in accordance with instructions given in the information pack posted to you.

1.4 You are responsible for the safekeeping of your wristband. Should a replacement be required £10 may be charged.

1.5 Entries from blind or visually impaired individuals are welcome, however all such participants must be accompanied by a supporting swimmer.


2.1 At all times during the swim you must adhere to all instructions given by the venue operators.

2.2 It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct equipment, wetsuit, goggles and other swim equipment, taking the weather conditions into account.

2.3 You are not permitted to be accompanied by your pets or other animals.

2.4 It is your responsibility that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in the swims unaided. If you are in any doubt we recommend that you seek medical advice beforehand.

2.5 Your participation is personal to you. You are prohibited from swapping or allowing any other participant to wear your wristband.


3.1 You agree that your personal information can be stored and used by the Organisers and their partners in connection with the organisation, staging and administration of swims.

3.2 You agree that your personal information may be anonymised and the anonymised data may be used by the Organisers and their partners in connection with the compilation of statistical information and to improve health and safety procedures at future events.

3.3 You agree that your name, image and contact details can be used by the Organisers and their partners for the purposes of:-

3.4.1 the promotion and marketing of swims;

3.4.2 adding you to a mailing list to keep you informed about future events and services which we believe you might be interested in, such as leisure activities relating to either similar types of events or activities;

3.4.3 delivery of promotional and marketing material of similar events or other community based activities organised by our partners, (together the "marketing information"). If you object to such, please see condition 3.6.

3.5 The Organisers shall take all necessary steps to ensure that personal information or marketing information pertaining or relating to you which comes into their possession or control shall not be:

3.5.1 Used or reproduced in whole or in part in any form except for the purposes outlined in these conditions.

3.5.2 disclosed to any person not authorised by you to receive it; or.

3.5.3 altered, deleted, added to or otherwise interfered with (except where expressly permitted by these conditions).

3.6 If you would not like the Organisers or their partners to use the marketing information or personal information other than for purposes related solely to your participation in the Swim Local Limited, please e-mail . 


4.1 The Organisers may cancel the swim if circumstances arise beyond our reasonable control. In such circumstances we will endeavour to communicate to you in advance.

4.2 In the event of a cancellation the Organisers will have no responsibility for any costs incurred as a result of cancellation.


5.1 Photographs may be taken which capture your participation in the swim. You agree to the publication of photographs and broadcasts of your image which accurately depict your participation in the swim.


6.1 If you have not exercised before or for some time, you should consult your doctor before taking part in a swim.

6.2 You must provide an emergency contact name/emergency contact number on registration.


7.1 In no event shall the Organisers be liable to you, whether for breach of contract, any tortious act or omission (including negligence) or otherwise, under or in connection with the Agreement for any:-

7.1.1 loss or damage;

7.1.2 loss of profit;

7.1.3 loss of reputation;

7.1.4 loss of business, revenue or goodwill;

7.1.5 loss of anticipated savings;

7.1.6 pledges made on your behalf or by you to charity; or

7.1.7 consequential or indirect loss, regardless of whether the loss or damage:

(a) would arise in the ordinary course of events;

(b) is reasonably foreseeable; or

(c) is in the contemplation of the parties, or otherwise.

7.2 Nothing in this Agreement shall affect the Organisers’ liability for death or personal injury, fraud, or any other liability to the extent it cannot be excluded or limited by law.


8.1 The Agreement shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

8.2 If any provision of the Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the validity of the remainder shall not be affected.

8.3 The Agreement does not create, confer or purport to confer any benefit or right enforceable by any person not party to it.

8.4 Participant must inform informed of changes in personal contact/address details.