Surf Life Saving, with its insurers, are beginning to implement new rules for ocean swim events which would limit ages eligible to take part to 14 years and up, and limit distances to 2.5km. There may be some flexibility in this, but there still is considerable uncertainty about these new rules.
Surf's insurers also are planning to levy surf clubs $500 or thereabouts per event that they run, to attract the insurance coverage that they now receive as part of their general insurance coverage.
Surf club insurance coverage currently covers organising clubs for public liability and club members working on events for personal accident.
You can see the original story in the oceanswims.com newsletter of March 13, 09 ... click here
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