USA Diving has been monitoring Ukrainian COVID-19 levels as well as the current political climate and border tensions. Given the tenuous situation, we have sought the guidance of professionals to help us make the best-informed decision possible regarding attending the Junior World Championships. With the information at hand, USA Diving will follow the recommendation of the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs and not to travel to Kyiv.
This is no small decision, and we understand the disappointment of canceling our attendance. However, protecting the health and safety of our diving family is and will always be our primary responsibility.