Alabama to Welcome 400-Plus Water Skiers for Championship
22 Jul, 2013
The Tuscaloosa Sports Commission has announced that the AWSA Southern Regional Water Ski Championships will bring over 400 skiers of all ages from the south to compete in multiple events during a five day water skiing tournament. The event will be held at Lymanland in Duncanville, Alabama, July 24-28, 2013. Media is encouraged to join throughout the week to capture stories and live footage of the South's finest water skiers. The Regional Championship includes women, men and juniors competing in slalom skiing, jumps and tricks. For more information, go to http://www.usawaterski.org/default.asp
About USA Water Ski: USA Water Ski is the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is a member of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body), the Pan American Sports Organization and the United States Olympic Committee. Affiliated with USA Water Ski as sport discipline organizations are the American Water Ski Association (AWSA), American Barefoot Club (ABC), American Kneeboard Association (AKA), National Collegiate Water Ski Association (NCWSA), National Show Ski Association (NSSA), National Water Ski Racing Association (NWSRA), United States Hydrofoil Association (USHA), USA Wakeboard (USA-WB) and Water Skiers with Disabilities Association (WSDA).
From the beginning, USA Water Ski has had a dual mission of promoting the growth and development of recreational water skiing, and organizing and governing the sport of competitive water skiing. The largest and most active water ski federation in the world, USA Water Ski has a paid staff of 10 persons. Headquartered in Polk City, Fla., the staff serves more than 20,000 members across the country. Nearly 80 percent of USA Water Ski’s members are involved in tournament competition each year; the remainder are recreational water skiers.
USA Water Ski programs include: water ski instructor certification; learn to ski clinics; officials’ education; junior skiers’ development; legislative assistance; safety training and information dissemination; membership development, including affiliation of state federations and local water ski clubs; public communications and media information; industry relations; and local, national and international competition ranging from novice to world-level tournaments.
USA Water Ski’s communications program includes publication of a six-times-a-year magazine, The Water Skier, which is sent to all members and other persons with an interest in the sport; and numerous educational materials addressing all aspects of water skiing.
USA Water Ski trains and maintains performance records for competitive skiers and nearly 3,000 judges, drivers and scorers who officiate at sanctioned tournaments.
Approximately 630 local water ski clubs throughout the United States are affiliated with USA Water Ski. The clubs provide a working base in almost any locale for development of USA Water Ski programs, and in addition are the local organizers for nearly all water ski competition in the United States.