The AWSA Southern Regional Tournament is July 19-22, 2017. We are lucky to have this tournament here in Alabama at Lymanland. It is a private lake near Tuscaloosa and is a great site for spectators and skiers alike. Admission is free, so come and watch.
Congratulations to the following Alabama skiers who won their event: Bill Schouten, Jeff Wiswall, and Cynthia Logan.
To track the daily scores, go to
More information can be found at http://www.awsasouth.org/regionals.html. Lymanland is located at 15865 Water Ski Ln, Duncanville, Alabama.
Nautique is presenting a brand-new series of events for 2017 dubbed Nautique Swervin’ Weekends presented by HO Skis, USA Water Ski and AWSA (American Water Ski Association). Designed to expose people to waterskiing in a fun and laid-back environment, this 9-stop event series will visit lakes all around the US with a stop in Alabama at Lake Martin July 28-29. Completely free of charge for all participants that sign up, these USA Water Ski sanctioned events are aimed to bring everyone together to further the growth of waterskiing all around the country.
Hall of Fame skier Wade Cox and Nautique professional skier Breanne Dodd will be on site to provide lessons. Beginners to advanced are welcome. If you are interested in attending, sign up at http://www.nautique.com/events/swervin-weekends
We have a new name for our national organization. It is
USA WATER SKI & WAKE SPORTS FOUNDATION (USA-WWF).
The rebrand is an important step towards a total transformation of the organization which started three years ago with a new strategic roadmap for the future. Part of that strategic plan was to support and promote all towed water sports, not just water skiing. Check out the full article at http://www.usawaterskifoundation.org/2017-brand-name-change
It is again time to nominate individuals for the Alabama Water Ski Hall of Fame. Nominations are open to the public between the State Championships and the National Championships.
Send nominations to AWSHOF@gmail.com. Valid nominations must include the full name of the nominee as well as contact information and as much about his/her accomplishments as possible. Please include your comments in support of the nominee.
The Alabama Water Ski Federation will host its Winter Meeting in November at Kowaliga Restaurant. After the meeting, the ceremony for the Hall of Fame induction will begin. The public is invited. Mark your calendar for November and check back for more details as plans are finalized.