The first of two Water Ski Coaching Clinics was held at Boonedocks Lake in Boone County on Wednesday, June29th. Megan Lambert, who has worked/coached at Coble Ski School and Neal Clark experienced skier and coach handed out tips to several water skiers today. The conditions were excellent as were the helpful hints from Neal and Megan. Their next clinic will be on July 13th at Brewski Lake. Contact Megan at email@example.com (317-697-1012 or Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org 765-894-0836.
Last fall when Neal Clark and Tony Lambert reserved the June 25th date for a "night ski tournament," we all thought that they had entered into the first phases of dementia! The Boonedocks Lake team put on an outstanding event on one of the summer's most pleasant evenings. The first round began at 5:00 PM with all skiers (numerous grassroots and novice skiers) participating. A break in the skiing brought out a terrific supper provide by hosts while tournament workers prepared the shore lights and buoy lighting. Round 2 began at dusk with a skier shooting off roman candles as he skied down the lake. Round 2 continued into the darkness with every skier returning with "ear to ear smiles" on their faces having conquered skiing at night. As midnight arrived, numerous skiers wanted a 3rd round with the boat drivers and judges saying yes yes yes!!! The event wrapped up at approximately 1:30 AM. Adding to this special evening was the appearance of Indiana's own Nate Smith who "cake walked" through 41' off and of course Mother Nature who gave us the perfect clear summer night. Special thanks to Scott Morton and family for providing the site and to Matt Kelly for arranging the stadium lighting. Overheard were conversations about how they would improve the event for next year!
Jeff Surdej is running a "download AWSA App" contest now through July 1st. 1 entry for each person who downloads and "sets the user" on their App. Plus additional entries for each time you "send the app to a friend" via their email. No limit on the # of entries.
1st prize-free entry into regionals or nationals
2nd prize-free usa waterski membership in 2017
3rd prize-Masterline slalom rope
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NOW HERE IS THE ONE THING TO REMEMBER, ITS NOT JUST DOWNLOADING THAT COUNTS, YOU MUST 'SET USER', THIS IS THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO TELL WHO DOWNLOADED THE APP. SO WE MIGHT HAVE MUCH MORE THAN 146 AS IT IS IF PEOPLE HAVE NOT 'SET USER' YET ON THEIR APP.
If you already downloaded the app and "set user" you are entered. If you downloaded the App but have not "set the user" do this and you will be entered. Share the App with a friend via the "Send App to friend" icon. 1 additional contest entry for each share. Friend need not download app to count as an entry. No limit to the total number of entries. Contest ends July 1st, 2016 at midnight EST. 1st and 2nd prize will be awarded via a reimbursement of entry fee from AWSA president. Contestants must still register for tournament on their own for 1st prize. Contestant must sign up for usaws on their own for 2nd prize. 2nd prize is one active membership. If contestant already has 2017 USAws membership they will be reimbursed the amount of one active membership.
At the American Water Ski Association’s mid-winter board meeting last January, the board approved team skiing, an idea created out of the organization’s Special Interest Group Committee. "This is very exciting stuff and we look forward to how this format might spark interest at all levels of skiing and spark attendance at regionals and Nationals," says Jeff Surdej, AWSA president. "Team skiing has proven to be a format that attracts new skiers and retains current skiers, both show skiing and collegiate water skiing are the only sport divisions with growth over the last five years, which is quite an accomplish considering the water ski recession we seem to be in."
Thirty-eight teams from across the nation will compete at regionals for five spots at the 74th GOODE Water Ski National Championships, Aug. 8-13, at Broadside Harbor in Caldwell, Idaho.
* The Midwest Region will have one team per state, except that Iowa/Nebraska will be combined into one.
* Each team will be made up of five juniors (B/G 1-3), five men (M1-12) and five women (W1-W12) in each of the three events. For example, if one team had all single eventers, the team would have 45 members, the maximum number possible while, if there were only 3-eventers, the team size would be at its minimum of 15. The size of most teams will fall somewhere in between.
"A key goal of this exciting new program is to encourage skiers to participate in tournaments in which they would normally not be interested in participating in an effort to make a team, thereby fostering enthusiasm and renewed interest among our members," Surdej says. "Team skiing and competition succeeds in promoting excitement among both competitors and spectators as seen in collegiate tournaments and other team events."
If you or anyone you know might be interested in skiing for Indiana, please contact Jim Beck email@example.com.
For more on the subject you may read here> http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/divisions/3event/AWSATeamSkiingOverview.pdf.
Indy Skiers is pleased to inform you that we will be hosting a Learn To Ski Day event Saturday, June 25th from 9am to 3 pm ET. The cost is $20 per child or adult. The fee covers food and beverage to be provided by club members, all appropriate insurance, and all the skiing one can handle for the day. Every year we have a wonderful turnout from the local community represented by children and adults of all abilities and backgrounds. Some have never skied and some have "dabbled." Regardless of your experience or lack there of, our volunteer and club members provide a safe, fun, enthusiastic, and supportive atmosphere for our participants. You will find our members to be very laid back and filled with great laughs and coaching ability. Visit our Facebook page to view years of photos from our previous LTSDs.
Where: Municipal Gardens, 1831 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46222
When: Saturday June 25th, 2016 9a-3pm ET
You can register onsite the day of the event. We accept cash and personal checks as payment. Primary contact is club president Chris Thoman. Please feel free to call him on his cell at 317.828.8663.
We sure do hope that you join us for this fun and action filled day! Mother Nature has finally blessed us with blue skies and low tides. Lets hit the water...THE RIVER IS CALLING!
Perfect summer weather made the 18th Sawmill Summer Record Tournament a perfect outing for all skiers. Scott Tynan came away with the top score being the only skier to get into 39' off. And believe this.....Scott finally traded in the relic old X-5 for a new D-3 Arc and did quite well on it. Skiers from Ohio, Tennessee, and Minnesota made guest appearances. Several youngsters posted their "PBs" during the event. There was one casualty today.....Megan Lambert hit a flying duck with her front leg on her third round. Megan didn't suffer any injuries.....kept skiing.....duck didn't do so well.....dead duck!
Below is each skier's best performance for the day:
The IWSA sponsored Trick Clinic held on June 11th was host to trick skiers aged 9 to 76! Honeymooner Molly Harrison Wright and father Daryl worked together to teach each skier a new trick to add points in competition. While they were driving and coaching, mom Nancy Harrison was operating the food stations with a 6 course breakfast and a 9 course lunch and snacks in between!!! New husband Ronnie Wright did numerous duties to help out and tried out the trick skis for the first time. It was a perfect summer day at Brewski Lake with calm waters for all of the skiers. Next Indiana event is the Sawmill Summer event on June 18th.
Great weather blessed the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program water ski event on beautiful Morse Reservoir. Numerous individuals took advantage of this annual event to enjoy water skiing. This event began as the brain child of John Kniesly nearly 20 years ago and has evolved into one of the largest and most enjoyable clinic that RHI sponsors. Thanks to a multitude of volunteers and business's who donate food, drinks, boats, and equipment for the 2 day event each June.
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We will continue to bring you updated information and news as the 2016 season continues!