Notice of Florida Waterski Federation Winter Meeting and Special Meeting

The annual mid-winter FWSF meeting is to be held on December 5, 2020 beginning at 11 am.

The location is the Lake Myrtle sports complex. All FWSF members are welcome and

encouraged to attend however we will be practicing social distancing. This will also be a special meeting with intent on voting on the proposed amendment to section 5 of the Policies & Procedures Manual Rev 13. This proposal has previously been posted on Facebook as well as circulated via email and will be circulated again prior to the meeting. If anyone has questions please reach out to Monica Seal at mmseal01@hotmail.com .

Click here for Amendment to Section 5 proposal

U.S. Athletes Win Titles At 2020 MasterCraft Pro

U.S. water ski athletes Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.), Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden, Fla.) and Nate Smith (Windermere, Fla.) won titles in respective events at the 2020 MasterCraft Pro water ski tournament, Oct. 23-24, at Action Water Sports’ Lake Grew in Polk City, Fla. The world-record capability cash-prize event featured some of the world’s top men’s and women’s professional slalom skiers and men’s professional jumpers.

Jaquess won women’s slalom, scoring 3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off in the finals. U.S. athlete Elizabeth Montavon (Lake Worth, Fla.) placed second (2-1/2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and France’s Manon Costard finished third (2 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off).

Krueger won men’s jumping, soaring 232 feet in the finals. Great Britain’s Jack Critchley placed second with 231 feet and U.S. athlete Taylor Garcia (Winter Garden, Fla.) finished third with 229 feet.

Smith won men’s slalom, defeating Great Britain’s Freddie Winter and Italy’s Thomas Degasperi in a three-way runoff. After all three skiers scored 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals, Smith won the subsequent runoff, scoring 1 buoy at 43 feet off.

The event was powered by the record-setting MasterCraft ProStar, which was recently completely redesigned for the 2021 model year. The latest iteration includes advanced technology, which allows for thoughtfully integrated features that cater not just to the skier behind the boat, but to the driver and crew as well.

Complete Results.

Webcast replays are available on The WaterSki Broadcasting Company YouTube channel

Athlete Safety: 2020 Athlete Climate Survey

Athlete Safety:
2020 Athlete Climate Survey

 

Let your voice be heard with the 2020 Athlete Climate Survey. You have the opportunity to share your experiences in sport to help the U.S. Center for SafeSport better understand the prevalence of abuse and misconduct within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. This survey is being led by an independent research team that will safeguard your privacy. No one at the U.S. Center for SafeSport, USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, or the USOPC will know how or if you responded. Thank you in advance for helping the Center better understand how to support athletes in preventing and responding to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse and misconduct in sport.

 

Take Survey

Jaquess Wins Swiss Pro Slalom For Sixth Consecutive Time

U.S. water ski athlete Regina Jaquess (Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.) won the the Swiss Pro Slalom for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday at the Swiss Waterski Resort in Clermont, Fla. Some of the world’s top men’s and women’s professional slalom skiers competed in the cash-prize tournament.

Jaquess scored 3 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals to clinch the women’s title. France’s Manon Costard (4 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off), Canada’s Jaimee Bull (3 buoys at 39-1/2 feet off) and U.S. athlete Allie Nicholson (1/2 buoy at 39-1/2 feet off) of Gallatin, Tenn., rounded out the top-four placements.

Great Britain’s Freddie Winter won men’s slalom, scoring 5 buoys at 41 feet off in the finals. U.S. athlete Nate Smith (Winter Garden, Fla.) placed second with 4-1/2 buoys at 41 feet off.

Anna Gay 2020 Elmer Stailing Southern Region Scholarship Winner

Anna Gay from Winter Garden, Florida has won the $2000 Elmer Stailing Southern Region Scholarship. Anna is a senior at the University of Alabama majoring in Nursing with a minor in Nutrition. She is a 3.9 student who plans to become a Nurse Practitioner.

“I am so grateful to receive this scholarship and for all of the support the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation has given me throughout my skiing career,” says Anna.

Coach and Team Captain of the University of Alabama Water Ski Team, Anna is a professional trick skier who has won the Moomba and the Under 21 World Championship (Tricks & Overall), Open World Championships, Collegiate Nationals and the Junior U.S. Open. She is an eight-time World Champion, two-time Masters Champion, two-time World Record Holder. The Former USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Athlete of the Year has never stopped improving.

We are proud to support Anna as she continues to go after her dreams both on and off the water.