I hope everyone has been staying healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. As our communities begin to re-open and get back to some sense of normalcy, USA-WSWS has been working diligently with the USOPC and our Sports Disciplines to create “return to play” guidelines for our sport.
First and foremost, the health and safety of our members is our top priority. Our return to play guidelines is meant to provide athletes, coaches and event organizers with best practices and recommendations regarding return to safe water ski activity.
Individual water ski activity is considered low risk for COVID-19 transmission; however, the circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly.
Beginning on May 18, 2020, USA-WSWS will resume sanctioned activity for practices, exhibitions, basic skills clinics, and tournaments. It is the responsibility of each club and/or LOC to abide by all public health authorities and local and state government guidelines when determining to host an event in their respective geographic area.
High risk individuals, including older adults and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus and are recommended to avoid sanctioned activity involving groups at this time.
View full USA-WSWS return to play guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding return to play.
In addition, each Sport Discipline will work with USA-WSWS to create additional best practices for their event organizers (e.g. AWSA recommendations for tournament hosts and NSSA Scenarios and FAQ).
We hope to see everyone back on the water soon. #WeAreWaterSki