Water Sports


FINA Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament Coming to California

April 20, 2017

Details have been announced for the FINA Women’s Intercollegiate Tournament, to be held at UC Davis in California. more >>


Bids Open For 2018, 2019 National Events from USA Water Ski

April 19, 2017

The American Water Ski Association and National Collegiate Water Ski Association are currently seeking bids for events in 2018 and 2019. more >>


Malibu Junior U.S. Open Coming to Alabama

April 19, 2017

Some of the world's top junior water ski athletes will compete June 24-25, at Ski Chaste Lake in Axis, Alabama. more >>


Nautique Introduces Swervin' Weekend Events Throughout the U.S.

April 19, 2017

Nautique is proud to announce a brand-new series of events for 2017 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends nationwide. more >>

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World Surf League Toasts Michelob Ultra Sponsorship

April 24, 2017

The World Surf League (WSL) has agreed a new sponsorship agreement with beer brand Michelob Ultra. more >>


B.A.S.S. Conservation Director Selected As Judge On Shimano Scholarship Panel

April 3, 2017

Shimano, through the new “Shimano Varsity” program, will award scholarships to high school seniors majoring in specific fields. more >>


Costa Renews Title Sponsorship Of Bassmaster High School Series

March 20, 2017

Costa renewed its title sponsorship for the 2017 Bassmaster High School tournament series, B.A.S.S. announced. more >>


USA Water Ski Announces Club Growth Contest Winners

January 23, 2017

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Club Growth Challenge Initiatives Contest. more >>

Destination Spotlights

Redding Case study | March 19, 2017
An Outdoor Sports Paradise in Northern California   

By: Peter Francesconi

When it comes to outdoor activities and adventures, Redding, California, is a paradise with endless possibilities. Located right on the Sacramento... More>>

AnnArbor Case study | March 19, 2017
A Big 10 College City with a Small-Town Vibe   

By: Michael Popke

When people think of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Michigan Stadium, “The Big House” on the University of... More>>

Rowing Case study | March 19, 2017
Columbia’s Winning Combination of Surprising Sports   

By: Michael Popke

Three rivers flow through Columbia, South Carolina, helping the city earn its status among the top 10 paddlesports destinations in the country. One... More>>

White Papers

asa-sportfishing Whitepaper | March 1, 2017
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts   

Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. This report breaks them down by district. More>>

TXAM Whitepaper | August 1, 2016
Recreational Fishing as Tourism   

In addition to being an outdoor recreation activity for residents in each state, fishing can certainly be considered a form of tourism More>>

KOA Whitepaper | June 1, 2016
The 2016 North American Camping Report   

This report shows more minorities participating in camping which researchers say could lead to more participation in outdoor sports. More>>

ACSM Whitepaper | December 1, 2015
Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016   

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual survey detailing the fitness trends for the coming year. More>>



BostonMarathon Article | February 22, 2017
The World’s Best Sporting Events? Only One U.S. Destination Appears on This List

By: Michael Popke

America-Firsters won’t like this much. In fact, they won’t like it at all. On a recent travel site’s list of the top sports events in the...   More>>

Openwaterswimming Article | February 8, 2017
Bid Cities Racing to Clean Up Their Acts in Time for IOC Decision

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

Following concerns about Rio’s open-water venues, candidate cities for 2024 are working to clean up their waterways. Some of the bait being dangled...   More>>

Lead Article | February 8, 2017
Getting the Lead Out: Will It Affect Sport Fishing Events?

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

A late-in-the-day order by outgoing President Barack Obama, banning lead fishing tackle and ammunition, has the fishing and hunting communities up in...   More>>

WomenMarathon Article | November 30, 2016
Travel Agents Team with Athletes to Market Destinations, Events

By: Michael Popke

The destination marathon, one of the hottest trends in sports travel, is on the radar of savvy travel agents these days. And if planners of...   More>>

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