Western Carolina University Campus Recreation Center and Reid Pool
Assumption of Risk and Release/Waiver of Claims
Participating in physical/recreational activities and special fitness programs (the
“Activities”) at the Western Carolina University Campus Recreation Center and Reid
Pool may involve substantial risks of bodily injury and other dangers associated with
participation in the Activities. Risks include, without limitation, broken bones,
strains, sprains, abrasions, lacerations, concussions, heart attacks, and perhaps
I acknowledge and understand the risks inherent in participating in the Activities.
I also understand that I should participate only in those Activities for which I have
the prerequisite skills, qualifications, and training, and that are appropriate based
upon my medical/health history. I understand that I should consult my own personal
physician if I have any questions about whether my participation in the Activities
is appropriate. I understand that I am solely responsible for the payment of any costs
related to injury or illness sustained through or related to my participation in the
Activities, or related to the loss or damage of personal property while participating
in the Activities.
I voluntarily and expressly accept and assume all risks, hazards, and dangers inherent
in participating in the Activities.
I hereby agree, for myself and on behalf of my successors, heirs, and assigns, that
for the sole consideration of Western Carolina University making available certain
equipment, facilities, and/or personnel of the university and allowing me to participate
in the Activities, I hereby waive any and all claims and release and forever discharge
Western Carolina University and the Board of Governors of the University System of
North Carolina, and their directors, trustees, officers, agent or employees from any
and all actions, claims, damages, judgments, demands, rights, and causes of action
of whatever kind or nature, arising out of all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen
bodily and personal injuries or damage to property arising out of or related to my
voluntary participation in the Activities. I further agree that for the sole consideration
stated above I will not sue Western Carolina University or the University of North
Carolina and their directors, trustees, officers, agents or employees for any claim
for damages arising out of or related to my voluntary participation in the Activities.
This Assumption of Risk and Release/Waiver of Claims shall remain in effect for as
long as I am a participant in the Activities offered by the Campus Recreation Center
and Reid Pool. Further, I understand that, if I am an employee or student at Western
Carolina University, this Assumption of Risk and Release/Waiver of Claims shall be
effective during the entire period of my enrollment or employment. Should my health
change, I understand it is my responsibility to notify the staff at the Campus Recreation
Center of these changes, and that I may be asked to present a physicians release in
order to return to participating in activities within the center.