Water Sports


2017 Water Ski Racing World Championships Coming to Washington State

July 13, 2017

USA Water Ski has announced details of the Water Ski Racing World Championships, including Team USA selections. more >>


Youth Rowing Regatta to Take Place During the 2017 World Rowing Championships

July 12, 2017

USRowing’s Youth Regional Challenge during the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. more >>


The CamelBak Pursuit Event Series Planned

July 5, 2017

CamelBak has announced its Pursuit Series, designed to introduce individuals to the outdoors including hiking, trail running and kayaking. more >>


US Junior Olympics Running In Riverside

July 3, 2017

The U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championships are going on through July 8 at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. more >>

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‘Biggest, Most Important Happening In Bass Fishing’ Marks 50th Anniversary

June 26, 2017

B.A.S.S. tournament fishing turns 50 this month, and the sportfishing world is ready to celebrate a milestone. more >>


Shell Rotella Brand Steps Up To Premier-Level Sponsorship Of B.A.S.S.

May 30, 2017

Shell Rotella brand of heavy-duty diesel engine oils signed on as a premier sponsor of B.A.S.S. and 2017 Bassmaster tournament circuits. more >>


OJ Props Renews Commitment As Sponsor Of USA Water Ski

May 8, 2017

USA Water Ski is pleased to announce that OJ Props will continue as a Gold Sponsor of organized water skiing through 2018. more >>


Advance Auto Parts Signs On As B.A.S.S. Tournament Sponsor

May 1, 2017

Advance Auto Parts has signed on as the title sponsor for the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Michigan’s Lake St. Clair Aug. 24-27. more >>

Destination Spotlights

DS_Sevierville1 Case study | May 1, 2017
"Best Small Town to Visit" Serves Up Volleyball, Gymnastics, Baseball and More   

By: Michael Popke

Already a popular vacation spot with such major attractions as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood, Sevierville, Tennessee, also has... More>>

DS_Conway Case study | May 1, 2017
Tournaments and… Toad Racing. Conway, Arkansas, Shows Its Versatility   

By: Juli Anne Patty

If you want to know what Conway, Arkansas, is all about, you can get a pretty good idea on the first full weekend of May. On that weekend, every... More>>

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>>

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>>



Dayton Article | June 28, 2017
CBS This Morning Interviews SDM Editor about the Economic Impact of Sports Tourism

By: SDM Editorial Team

SDM’s readers already know the benefits a successful sports event can have on the host community’s economy. This month, however, the nation got...   More>>

WLSL Article | May 31, 2017
World’s Largest Swim Lesson Means Opportunities for Event Owners

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

As promotional opportunities go, this might be even better than the Olympics for swimming and diving events. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, a...   More>>

Lifeguard Article | May 31, 2017
United States Lifesaving Association's National Lifeguard Championships

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The profile of the lifeguard job gets a big boost this summer, thanks to the Baywatch action/comedy movie. In reality, lifeguarding demands...   More>>

blue-green Article | May 31, 2017
Bacteria May Close Proposed Open-Water Swim Park Before It Ever Opens

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

River advocates want to create an open-water swimming area near Boston, but biology isn’t on their side. Frequent blooms of a dangerous bacteria...   More>>

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