Sanctioned Events Suspended Until 5/17/20

March 18, 2020 – Based on the recent recommendations from the CDC regarding events and large gatherings, and after consultation with our Executive Committee, USOPC leadership and insurance broker, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned competition and activities until May 17, 2020.

With the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) escalating daily, the need to suspend sanctioned activities is a complicated but necessary resolution to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members and the public at large.

All events, including tournaments, basic skills clinics and practice/exhibitions, that have been sanctioned through May 17 will have those sanctions removed. Please be aware that without a USA Water Ski & Wake Sports sanction, there are no official tournament scores or insurance coverage for the LOC or participants.

We will continue to monitor the CDC as well as Federal, state and local government for guidance on the Novel COVID-19 Virus. We hope to resume normal operations as soon as it is safe to do so.

As a reminder, all members, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick and should practice good hygiene habits as prescribed by the CDC. This includes refraining from touching your face, thoroughly washing your hands throughout the day, wiping down surfaces, not shaking hands, and practicing good cough and sneeze etiquette.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports.

Online Registration Open For Junior U.S. Open

Online Registration and The Tournament Fact Sheet for the 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships are now available. The 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships will be held June 20-21, 2020, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. The two-round, world-record capability event will feature Junior Men/Junior Women (ages 17 to 21) and Boys/Girls (ages 16 and under) divisions. Some of the world’s top junior water ski athletes will compete for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. To view the Tournament Fact Sheet, click here.

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COVID-19 Update – Hall of Fame Inductions

Given recent news regarding COVID-19 and the urging by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to cancel large public gatherings, along with the simultaneous announcement by Walt Disney World to shut down all of its theme parks, the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation has made the decision to reschedule the 2020 USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for May 2. If you have already purchased Hall of Fame tickets, your tickets will be credited for the rescheduled date, so your tickets will remain in place. If you have not yet purchased your tickets, the foundation requests that you to wait until it announces the rescheduled date to purchase tickets.

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Statement Regarding Novel COVID-19 Virus From USA-WSWS

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is committed to supporting the health, safety and well-being of our members and the public at large. Regarding the Novel COVID-19 Virus and USA Water Ski & Wake Sports sanctioned events, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports strongly recommends that all sanctioned events scheduled over the next four weeks be canceled or postponed as a public safety measure. Local organizing committees (ski clubs) do have the final say on if an event will proceed. However, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is advising each host to strongly consider cancelation or postponement.

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