Everyone saved on sunscreen today at the Champion Lake Tournament! This was the first official Indiana tournament of the 2018 season. Overcast skies, cool temperatures, and variable winds gave the skiers new variables to consider when skiing the course. Veteran Glen Reid was the only 3 event skier of the day.....what a man! The usual Champion Lakes hospitality made everyone feel welcome.
It's got to be close to 20 years that John Kniesly and RHI have been cooperating on the annual Adaptive Water Ski Clinic. This year's event held at Red Bridge Park on Morse Reservoir was enjoyed by lots of new faces both participants and volunteers. Wednesday's weather and water conditions were perfect and everyone got a little "wetter" on Thursday. That didn't dampen the spirits of those who came to water ski. In the words of one of the participants who came from out of state for the event....."this is the best day of the year for me!"
The dynamic duo of Megan Lambert and Neal Clark came out to Brewski Lake on June 18th and gave some noteworthy coaching to a group of Monday Night Ski Leaguers. Put that with the Brewski hospitality and grill master/co-owner Tom Ryder and the result is a super evening of skiing, good food, and friendly conversations. The new Mastercraft Prostar supplied by The Liquid Edge Mastercraft Dealer in Illinois had everyone ooing and aahing! Watch for the next Monday Night Ski League in July. Do also come out to Champion Lake in McCordsville this coming Saturday for the first sanctioned water ski tournament of the summer.....jumping begins at 8:30 AM.
Perfect water and weather conditions opened the first day of the Team Indiana Junior Development. Each team member received coaching from Kim Contos and DeeDee Tucker in both slalom and trick skiing. (Don't forget lunch and new Team Indiana Shirts) Thanks to Kent Hoops, DeeDee Tucker, Dave Jarrett, Mastercraft Boats, Hawthorn Lake, HO Water Skis, Pinecrest Marine for supporting this worthwhile event.
MONDAY NIGHT SKI LEAGUE Back by popular demand! Come ski behind Neal Clark's brand new 2018 Mastercraft and receive some expert coaching from expert skier Megan Lambert who appears in the Water Skier Magazine with fitness articles. To be held at beautiful Brewski Lake located at 1845 S. Hunter Road in Indianapolis. (46239) First come first served. Cost is $20 per skier. The evening begins at 5:00 PM until the last skier is done. Contact Neal Clark at 765-894-0836 or just show up and ski!!!
"The Nautique Swervin' Weekend event was held at Hawthorn Lake on June 2nd and June 3rd. Saturday conditions were sublime replaced on Sunday with lots of wind. Coaching by Zack Wordon and driving by the Dettys made for a perfect team effort."
The IWSA sponsored Safety Clinic was conducted on Sunday, June 3rd at the Detty residence on Hawthorn Lake. Dan Van Dyke came from Michigan to instruct both in the classroom and the pool. Approximately 12 participants enjoyed the instruction and lunch provided by the Nautique Swervin' Weekend team A couple of participants did ski later in the afternoon. Thanks to the Dettys for their hospitality.
Perfect weather and ideal water conditions favored the 2018 Indiana Water Ski Spring Fling held at Brewski Lake on June 2nd. 40 burgers and a like number of hot dogs and drinks disappeared! Youngest skier was 1 1/2 year old Connely Clark! It was rewarding to see some Indy Skiers and some "experienced" skiers from Ski Klub of Indiana and even a couple of guests from Lake Santee. Mucho thanks to drivers and coaches Lambert and Clark and hats off to grill master Tom Ryder. Next scheduled event is the Junior Development Clinic on June 14-15 at Hawthorn Lake.
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