What we're about
Fun "swimming at your own risk" group founded in November 2011 [website Oct 2012] and administered by The Williamstown Mussels Volunteers> for free, fun, friendly ocean swimming in a "non-competitive" environment, for all fitness levels at your own personal pace and distance goals, currently we are swimming every Saturday at Williamstown in "rain ,hail or shine" all year round "including winter". A course briefing occurs pre-swim & we always aim to be in the water @ the scheduled swim start time, "B.Y.O Coffee cup & swim kit" , "All swimmers welcome"!
*ATTENTION *PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING >This free to join and no $ charge to attend Meet-up group is operated, organized and managed by a team of swim community volunteers.
It is an informal casual group who are known as “The Williamstown Mussels“ who meet weekly all year round including winter at Williamstown beach on Saturdays and at other times as well throughout the years calendar, swimming at their own personal pace and distance goals in a friendly non-competitive environment, This groups ethos is “it is never a race”& have a fun swim.
“Each swimmer in this group is attending & swimming at their own Risk”.
Each swimmer and member of these meet-ups events has a personal responsibility to decide whether they swim or not on any particular day, they should only swim if they are completely confident about the condition of the beaches water, ocean and weather they are choosing to swim in as open water and ocean swimming can be a dangerous recreational activity.
All swimmers and members of this meet-up group have a personal responsibility to determine that they have the physical condition to enter into and complete a swim safely without any water safety assistance from other swimmers or the group as a whole.
If a swimmer has any existing medical or physical condition or any doubt as to their ability to complete a swim they should have a medical check-up first with a qualified medical professional.
Swimmers under the age of 18 should only swim if accompanied by a parent, guardian or a person who has parental responsibility for them.
Swimmers should be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty and no water safety provided nor implied. Swimmers should also be aware there is no insurance in the event of sustaining injury etc.
If you choose to swim at any other time or any other route be it with this meet-up group or friends you have made through this group, all the same as above applies.
By becoming and being a member of this meet-up group by your login to the Homepage you are acknowledging and agreeing to all of these terms and conditions.