RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
FOR WORLD TITLED EVENTS
1. Only persons eligible and entered by their National Federation may compete in World titled events. Being qualified for a country requires a person to be in possession of a passport of that country or to prove residency for more than 5 years.
2. A National Federation shall not enter in a World or Confederation titled event any competitor who:
a) Has not participated in their National Championships during the 12 months preceding the World or Confederation titled event, unless excused from doing so by that Federation.
b) Is suspended by that National Federation.
c) Has competed in a water ski competition not sanctioned by a National Federation, the Confederation or the IWWF, unless specific permission has been received from their National Federation.
d) Each Federation shall adopt procedures providing due process for any competitor denied entry because of the application of these Rules of Eligibility.
3. A person who has competed in a World or Confederation titled event representing one National Federation may not represent another National Federation unless:
a) They are a member of their new Federation
b) They are designated as resident in the country of that Federation
c) They have given notice by letter sent air-mail (a record of posting is recommended as evidence) to the President and Secretary General of the IWWF, the President and Secretary General of their Confederation, and the President of the National Federation whom they have represented, all of whom shall acknowledge receipt of such notice to the competitor.
d) Should the National Federation already represented object, their President or other designated official must, within 60 days from the date of the competitor's letter, notify by air-mail the President and Secretary General of the IWWF, the President and Secretary General of their Confederation, the President of the new National Federation and the competitor, all of whom shall acknowledge receipt.
In such circumstances the competitor will be ineligible to compete for the new Federation for a period of 24 months from the date of his/her original letter (See c) above).
If no letter from the National Federation already represented is sent within the prescribed time the period of ineligibility shall be 12 months.
Updated January 2010 following the name change.