SafeSport Certification and background screening is now available in the Members Only section of the USA Water Ski website. As mandated by the United States Olympic Committee audit of the USA Water Ski SafeSport program, USA Water Ski and its sport discipline organizations require that individuals formally authorized, approved, or appointed to a position of authority over or who would have frequent contact with athletes, complete criminal background checks and the SafeSport education and training requirements.
The American Water Ski Association has released the qualifications and procedures for the selection of the 2018 U.S. Junior Water Ski Team. A six-member team will be chosen to compete at the 17th Junior Water Ski World Championships, Aug. 2-5, in Seseña, Toledo, Spain. To view and download the qualifications and procedures, click here (PDF).
The proposal by the Membership Task Force was approved at the Jan. 28 meeting of the USA Water Ski board of directors. There are clarifications and pertinent points in this article to help with the understanding for our members.
The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation has announced the awarding of the 2020 Junior Water Ski World Championships to the Pickos Water Ski & Wakeboard School in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The biennial tournament is expected to be held in August 2020. Exact dates have yet to be determined.
In the Links section of the website is a complete history of the AWSA National records from 1949 to the end of 2017. If you are a history buff it will give you the record information for all of the records approved by the AWSA Board of Directors. Good read on cold days.