New FWSF Officers and Council Members Elected At The Annual Federation Meeting Over The Weekend

We had a meeting on Friday evening to discuss the business of the FWSF and hold the election for the officers and council member for 2020-21. The details of the discussions will be detailed in the minutes of the meeting and they will be posted soon.

 Monica Seal was reelected as our President and Camille Tyler was elected as the new Vice president while the rest of the officers and council representatives were reelected for another term.

 The officers elected to serve are:

Monica Seal, President/Council

Camille Tyler, Vice President

Secretary – open

Jeff Clark, Treasurer

Dennis Longo, Council

Brenda Nichols, Council

Tyler McDermeit, Council

 Check the contacts section for all of the newly elected representatives and we encourage everyone to contact your representatives with your thoughts on ways to improve your FWSF and any other concerns that you may have.


Record Setting Weekend At 2020 Florida State Championships

The skiing at the 2020 Florida State Championships presented by Ski Fluid and Action Water Sports this past weekend produced many record setting performances and personal bests for the competitors. Our thanks to Kyle Eade and the members of the Ski Fluid Water Ski Club, for hosting a great tournament.

We had records set this past weekend by our competitors in several age divisions, but there were many PB’s set by our up and coming younger skiers:

Boys 4 Slalom – Connor Pauley beat the old record of 1.5 buoys at 58kph 12m held by Bradley Baxter with a new record performance of 2 buoys at 58kph on the 12m line.

Boys 4 Trick – Erick Macias-Sedan shattered the trick record set in 2013 by Taylor Garcia with a score of 5550, with a new record setting performance of 8150 points.

Men 7 Slalom – Jack Mills smashed the M7 slalom record held by Dennis Longo and Mark Bozicevic with a score of 2 buoys at 52kph on a 11.25m line with a record scoring performance of 3.5 buoys at 52kph on the 10.75m line.

Men 7 Trick – Bruce Kistler set a new M7 trick record with a score of 3390 points beating the old record held by Frankie Dees at 3180 points set in 2018.

Master Women Trick – Sally Montavon smashed the Master Women record score set by Brenda Nichols in 2019 of 2010 points with a record setting 5470 points.

Congratulations to all of these new record setters and to all of you that set new personal best performances, great job!

The list of all of the Florida State Championship records is posted in the Florida State Records tab at the top of the website.

The scorebook is posted in the results section of the website.

Jim McCormick 1944-2020

Jim McCormick, who was involved in water skiing for more than 50 years as a competitor, coach, innovator, and pioneer died on June 21. He was 75 years old. Jim coached some of the sport’s greatest athletes, including Sammy Duvall, Wayne Grimditch, Mike Hazelwood, Bob LaPoint, Kris LaPoint, Nicholas Le Forestier, Patrice Martin, Karin Roberge, Ron Scarpa, Don Thompson, and Christie Weir, just to name a few. He also coached junior and elite teams from Belgium, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. He helped design slalom skis with Cypress Gardens; and worked with Correct Craft on R&D for new boats.

There will be a Celebration of Jim’s Life on April 21, 2021

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Eight Athletes Win Junior U.S. Open Titles

Eight water ski athletes won titles in respective events at the 20th Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships, June 20-21, at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kan. The two-round, world-record capability event featured junior men and junior women (ages 17 to 21) and boys and girls divisions (ages 16 and under). Some of the world’s top junior water ski athletes competed for titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall.

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AWSA Personal Best Stickers Available

As a reminder, within the My Stats feature of AWSA’s mobile app, when a member achieves a personal best within the previous 12 months, a yellow Personal Best banner appears. Clicking on the banner creates an email requesting one of these Personal Best stickers, which we hope people will collect and display proudly as a symbol of their recent achievements. Up and coming skiers may collect several of them, and who knows, they might become coveted like the reward or pride decals on the back of high school and college football helmets. Skiers and officials can earn a handle for a number of achievements, such as winning Nationals, being a chief official at a major event, or other significant accomplishments.

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