IWWF PRESIDENT EMERITUS KUNO RITSCHARD PASSES AWAY

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IWWF President Emeritus Kuno Ritschard at the age of 84.

Kuno was the President of IWWF for 16 years from 2001 to 2017 and has been a highly valued member of the IWWF.  He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Please keep Kuno’s wife Vreny and his son in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. A tribute to Kuno Ritschard will follow in the next few days.

The Canadian towed water sports community extends our deepest condolences to Ritschard Family.  Kuno – you will be missed.

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NOTE FROM WATER SKI CANADA ON 2021 EVENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA/ AVIS DE SKI NAUTIQUE CANADA SUR LES COMPETITIONS 2021 ET LES CRITERES DE SELECTION

IWWF Competitions for 2021 have been posted and until notified otherwise, the events are proceeding; as such selection criteria posted by Water Ski Canada are based on the following understanding.

We appreciate that there is a tremendous amount of concern with respect to the selection of athletes to Event Teams for 2021 events. 

WSWC and the High-Performance Committee want to assure all skiers that we will make every effort to ensure that Event Team selection criteria is as fair and transparent as possible to all athletes vying for spots on those Teams. 

We are aware of the unique situations of each of our Athletes and The National Team Head Coach and Coaching Group will continue to communicate directly with all athletes to make sure we understand those specific situations.  We stress the importance of athletes to remain in contact with the National Team Head Coach and Coaching Group, especially where individual athlete circumstances may have changed.

We would like to encourage all skiers to train and participate in events where possible while respecting local, Provincial and Federal guidelines. 

The High-Performance Committee continues to meet and monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and will provide updates to the community as needed.

Les compétitions de la FISNP pour 2021 ont été affichées et, jusqu’à avis contraire, les compétitions auront lieu; donc les critères de sélection affichés par Ski nautique Canada sont fondés sur la compréhension suivante.

Nous reconnaissons qu’il y a beaucoup d’inquiétude concernant la sélection des athlètes dans les équipes pour les compétitions 2021. 

SNPC et le comité de haute performance veulent rassurer tous les skieurs que nous ferons tous les efforts pour assurer que les critères de sélection pour les équipes sont aussi justes et transparents que possibles pour tous les athlètes qui visent des places dans ces équipes. 

Nous sommes conscients des situations uniques de chacun de nos athlètes et l‘entraîneur-chef de l’équipe nationale et le groupe d’entraîneurs continueront de communiquer directement avec tous les athlètes pour s’assurer que nous comprenons ces situations spécifiques. Nous insistons sur l’importance que les athlètes demeurent en contact avec l‘entraîneur-chef de l’équipe nationale et le groupe d’entraîneurs, spécialement quand les circonstances des athlètes individuels peuvent avoir changé.

Nous voulons encourager tous les skieurs à s’entraîner et à participer aux compétitions quand c’est possible tout en respectant les directives locales, provinciales et fédérales. 

Le comité de haute performance continue de se réunir et de superviser la situation de manière permanente et fournira des mises à jour à la collectivité au besoin.

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RESPECT IN SPORT COURSE – ATTENTION ALL L2+ OFFICIALS

As mandated by Sport Canada, Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada is committed to providing Safe Sport Training to ALL National Team Athletes, Coaches, Officials (Level 2+), Staff and Volunteers to ensure a sport environment that is safe for all participants.
 
WSWC will offer the training through the Respect in Sport Group online education platform. This training platform will help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment. Completion of the training modules that are part of the education platform will be verified by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and recorded in our database system.
 
For more information about the program and to access the program CLICK HERE
 
To view WSWC’s Respect in Sport website CLICK HERE
 
To review the Official’s Rating Criteria CLICK HERE
 
If you have any questions about the course, please contact Kyle Hunter Kyle@wswc.ca

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LAKE COUNTY SELECTED TO HOST 2021 IWWF WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has announced that the 2021 IWWF World Waterski Championships will be held in Lake County, Florida. The biennial event will feature an expected field of more than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries and will be hosted at the Jack Travers Water Ski School on October 11-17, 2021.
 
CLICK HERE for more info

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