General Policies

By participating in any AFD activities, including practices, meets and social events, all athletes and parents agree to the following policies. Participation in a meet is a de-facto agreement to abide by the policies outlined below. Policies may be changed without notice.  Failure to abide by these policies may result in ejection from the team.

All payment for tuition is billed using recurring billing via credit card through this website.  All tuition is billed on the first of each month. If you would like to modify or cancel your training, simply log into this website and modify your training or billing information in the Manage Training section under the Members tab.  If you choose to cancel or modify your membership, you must log into your account and cancel by the last day of the month in order to discontinue billing for the upcoming month. All payments are final.

All tuition payments are based on a monthly basis.  Included in this tuition in the recognition that some months have more weeks than other months.  Additionally, some months have holidays where we will not have practice.  Although the number of training days changes slightly on a monthly basis, over the course of several months this evens out.  Because of this, tuition is the same regardless of the number of weeks or holidays in a particular month.  Holidays where we may not have practice include: New Year Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Friday and Saturday afterwards, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

For an up-to-date listing of practice closures, meets, and other events, please visit the Calendar page on our website under the Members tab. 

From time to time, employees, coaches or other representatives of AFD may take pictures or video of athletes during practices, meets and other AFD events.   AFD reserves the right and permission to copyright and/or publish these photos and or videos. Photos or video may be used for advertising, trade, art, and/or any other lawful purpose. 


General Release & Waiver


AMERICAN FLYERS DIVING
GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the amateur diving program conducted by Brega, Inc. d/b/a American
Flyers Diving (“AFD”), including any related events, activities and coaching instruction, the undersigned:

1. Agree that prior to participating, or in the case of a minor participant, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will instruct
the minor participant that prior to participating, the participant will inspect the facilities and equipment to be used,
and if the participant believes anything is unsafe, the participant will immediately advise his or her coach or
supervisor of such condition(s) and the participant will refuse to participate until such unsafe condition is corrected.

2. Acknowledge and fully understand the participant will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury,
including physical disfigurement, mental anguish, permanent disability (partial or total) and death, and severe social
and economic losses which may result not only from participant’s own actions, inactions or negligence, but the
actions, inactions or negligence of others, the rules of play or the condition of the premises or of any equipment
used. Further, acknowledge and fully understand that there may be other risks not known or reasonably foreseeable
to AFD, its directors, agents, officers, shareholders, coaches, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, successor and/or
assigns.

3. Assume all risks associated with participation in the AFD amateur diving program, including those set forth in the
foregoing paragraph 2, whether such risks are foreseeable or unforeseeable, and accept personal responsibility for all
damages resulting from any injuries, disabilities or death resulting in whole or part from participation in the AFD
amateur diving program.

4. Release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue AFD, its directors, agents, officers, shareholders, coaches,
employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, successor, assigns, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers,
and owners and/or lessors of the premises used to conduct the event or instruction (collectively “Releasees”) from
any and all present or future claims, rights, demands, controversies, damages, actions, causes of action and/or
liabilities of every nature and kind whatsoever, either in law or in equity (collectively “Claims”) which the
undersigned may have against the Releasees for Claims caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the
actions, inactions or negligence of the Releasees. Further, acknowledge and fully understand that participant may
suffer injuries or damages that are currently unknown and that unknown complications may arise, develop, or be
discovered in the future. The undersigned hereby waive any rights to assert in the future any Claims for such
injuries or damages not now known or suspected even though, if the same were known, such knowledge would
materially affect the terms of this Release and Waiver.

5. Hand spotting is a technique used to help divers learn basic somersaulting skills. It involves the coach manipulating
the athlete in the air with his or her hands. The primary goal of hand spotting is diver safety. By hand spotting, the
coach can help the diver complete the skill or somersault while at the same time maintaining a safe distance from
the board or apparatus as well as lessen the impact on landing. Only American Flyers Club staff members trained in
hand spotting techniques are allowed to hand spot. AFD staff use landmarks on the body around the hips, shoulders,
and legs to spot. Inadvertently, a spotter will sometimes miss a landmark. DIVER SAFETY MUST BE THE PRIORITY!
As a member of the American Flyers Diving Club, it is your choice whether we hand spot your child. If you or your
child are not comfortable being hand spotted, please tell us and alternative training methods will be used. No diver
will lose opportunity or status based on the decision not to be hand spotted.

6. I (we) hereby assign and grant AFD the right and permission to copyright and/or publish photographic portraits or
video of my diver or myself and/or photographs or videos in which I may be included whole, in part or composite.
The above photographs or videos may be used for advertising, trade, art and/or any other lawful purpose. I hereby
waive my right to inspect and/or approve the finished product used in connection therewith. I hereby release and
discharge AFD, its successors and all persons acting under the Agency’s permission or authority or those for whom
AFD is acting from any liability by virtue of alteration or use in composite form that may occur in any process in
completion of the finished product. In addition, I waive all claims for compensation or damages.

7. Represent, warrant and agree that the undersigned have completely read all the terms and conditions hereof and
fully understood and voluntarily accepted the same. Further, represent, warrant and agree that they are not relying
on the advice of AFD, its directors, agents, officers, shareholders, coaches, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries,
successor and/or assigns, as to the legal or other consequences arising out of this Release and Waiver.

8. This Release and Waiver shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and
shall be binding upon the undersigned and their heirs, executors, administrators, representatives, successors and
assigns.

• 257 Monroe Dr. • Northfield, OH 44067, USA • 216-832-6073
www.americanflyersdiving.com • marc@americanflyersdiving.com

AMERICAN FLYERS DIVING
GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I/WE HAVE READ THE ABOVE RELEASE AND WAIVER, UNDERSTAND THAT I/WE GIVE UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING
IT AND SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY.

__________________________________________________ ______________________________
Athlete (Signature) Date
__________________________________________________
Athlete (Printed Name)
If Athlete is less than 18 years of age, the parent or legal guardian must also sign below.
__________________________________________________ _______________________________
Parent or Legal Guardian (Signature) Date
_______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________
Parent or Legal Guardian (Printed Name) Relationship

(Revised 8/26/13)

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