The Florida State Championships hosted by Sunset Lakes in Groveland is July 9-10 and the deadline to enter through the online registration system is midnight July 5. We look forward to seeing all of our friends and enjoying watching some great skiing over the weekend.
Don’t forget the Junior Awards ceremonies at the banquet on Saturday evening, followed by the General Membership meeting to discuss the FWSF business and elect the officers and councilpersons that will represent us for the next year. Banquet tickets are available for purchase when you enter the tournament.
Remember to renew your FWSF membership online on the Florida Water Ski Federation website so that your scores will be posted to the AWSA and IWWF (if licensed) Ranking list and if you are a Florida resident you will be eligible for placement.
The Running Orders will be posted on Thursday afternoon in waterskiresults.com when you click on the FL State Championships tournament for the weekend.
The Towboat Draw for the 80th Goode Water Ski National Championships is now available to view and download. Towboat manufacturers Malibu, MasterCraft and Nautique will pull the tournament skiers.
To view and download the Towboat Draw, click here.
The 2022 Florida State Water Ski Championships will be held at Sunset Lakes in Groveland on July 9 and 10. There will be a Junior Awards Banquet on site on Saturday evening. All entries to the tournament will be via the USA-WSWS Online registration only.
Tournament Search (usawaterski.org)
U.S. water ski athletes Nate Smith (McCordsville, Ind.) and Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the men’s and women’s slalom titles, respectively, on Sunday at the 2022 Swiss Pro Slalom at the Swiss Ski School in Clermont, Fla.
Smith won the men’s slalom title, scoring 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals. Great Britain’s Will Asher (4-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off) and Freddie Winter (3-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off) placed second and third, respectively.
Jaquess won the women’s slalom title following a runoff with Canada’s Whitney McClintock. After both skiers tied with 1 buoy at 41 feet off in the finals, Jaquess won the subsequent runoff, scoring 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off to McClintock’s 2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off. U.S. athlete Allie Nicholson (Gallatin, Tenn.) placed third (5 buoys at 38 feet off).
In 2021, the Florida Federation held two junior development clinics in the state of Florida. In the Spring, we had 19 kids sign up. It was a full day of coaching from Kyle Eade, Russel Gay, Kevin Jack, Freddy Krueger, Scot Larkin, and Taylor Garcia. This was a great way to introduce our kids to the latest Mastercraft boat as well as getting familiar with a ski site where our state tournament was being held.
Our Fall clinic would have been at Sunset Lakes. Due to high winds and cold temperatures, we had to cancel the event. We would have had 30 skiers at this clinic. We would have provided 28 slalom sets, 15 trick sets, and 6 jump sets. We also had 4 kids who were going to be coming from another state.
In July, Nicole Pauley was elected as our Florida Junior Development Director. Moving forward, she will be hosting clinics in Miami as well as in the panhandle areas to draw in more kids from the other areas of our state. At this time our next clinic will be at Sunset Lakes on March 13, 2022.