Event Terms & Conditions

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable Entry fees are not transferable to another COPE Galway event

  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of the Christmas Day Swim
  • Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, COPE Galway Staff, Lifeguards or An Garda Siochana at all times

Cancellations

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. There are no exceptions to this rule. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You may not transfer your application to the following year or another COPE Galway event.

In circumstances where the event is cancelled as a result of inclement weather or for reasons which are outside the control of the event organisers, any refund of entry free will be entirely at the discretion of COPE Galway and /or the Event organisers..

Disclaimer

I understand that I enter the COPE Galway Christmas Day Swim at my own risk and that neither COPE Galway, Galway City Council or any of our sponsors will be held responsible for any accident suffered or injury sustained by myself from any cause whatsoever or for any property lost, mislaid or stolen on the course or at the changing areas. Furthermore, I hereby grant full permission to any of the foregoing to use photographs, films or recordings of the event for any legitimate purpose. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You may not transfer your application to the following year or another COPE Galway event.

I understand that participating in COPE Christmas Day Swim/or 3rd party events are potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road.

I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, COPE Galway and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event.