2025 IWWF WORLD UNIVERSITY WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN NEW ZEALAND

Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

The IWWF Executive Board has approved a bid from New Zealand Waterski Association to host the 2025 IWWF World University Waterski Championships at the Auckland Water Ski Club (AWSC). The Championships, which will include the three traditional events of slalom, tricks and jump, will be held February 26 through March 2, 2025 at the Orakei Basin in Auckland. The dates have been selected to align with New Zealand’s peak summer period and pre- Moomba Masters.

This will be the first IWWF World Titled traditional waterski event hosted by New Zealand and the first since our separation from the FISU World University Championships program.  It will be towed exclusively by the World Record-Setting Ski Nautique.

The IWWF World University Waterski Championships is a team event comprised of skiers between the ages of 17 and 25 who are full time students in good standing at an accredited university.

The event itself has a very rich tradition with many of the world’s top skiers competing over the years. Beginning in 1996 with the first IWSF World University Trophy Tournament, in Milledgeville, Georgia, USA and a second IWSF World University Trophy Tournament in 1998 in Cleveland, Tennessee, the IWSF went on to sanction the 1st World University Waterski Championships in Tianjin, China, in 2002. The Tianjin event, probably the largest amateur waterski event in history with tens of thousands in attendance, was broadcast live on China’s National TV Network, which at the time had a total viewership of 600,000,000.

In 2002, The IWSF (Now IWWF) partnered with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and FISU sanctioned events in Balakovo, Russia (2004), Tianjin, China (2008), Santiago, Chile (2012) and Akita, Japan (2016). Events were also scheduled for Dnipro, Ukraine in 2020 and Minsk, Belarus in 2022.  Both were canceled, the first by COVID-19 pandemic, the second due to the war.  Ukraine was rescheduled to 2024 but had to be canceled once again due to the war.

2025 marks the beginning of a new era as the World University Championships returns to the IWWF. The next event, hopefully, will take place in 2026 and will include two or more sport disciplines, conducted under the umbrella of the “IWWF University Worlds.”

For further information on the IWWF World University Water Ski Championships, please contact IWWF World University Commission Chairman, Phil Chase.

CANADIAN WATER SKI ATHLETES SHINE AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Canada at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

The Canadian Water Ski Team has left a lasting mark at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships, which unfolded from October 10 to 15 at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida. The extraordinary dedication and exceptional skill of Canada’s 18 athletes were on full display, resulting in a haul of 10 top 5 finishes, 2 gold medals, 2 bronze medals, and the highly coveted Team Overall silver medal. Every athlete made their nation proud in this thrilling competition.

6-Member Canadian Team:

The 6-Member Canadian Team was on full display as the team not only secured second place behind Team USA (with France taking third), but also participated in eight finals across the slalom, tricks, and jump events. 

Ryan Dodd (AB) demonstrated his talent in the Men’s Jump event. During the preliminary round, he jumped 69m/226ft, securing the top seed. In the Men’s Jump Finals, Ryan delivered a breathtaking first jump of 69.9m/229ft, which earned him the coveted title of World Champion. This remarkable victory marked Ryan’s fifth consecutive World Title, reaffirming his status as a legendary water ski champion.

Dorien Llewellyn (AB) showcased unshakable determination, battling through a foot injury that had kept him sidelined for the majority of the season. Against all odds, he not only qualified for the Men Tricks Finals but also secured a bronze in Men Overall.

Neilly Ross (ON) showcased her exceptional abilities in both Women Slalom and Tricks, securing a respectable 4th place in each event. In the Slalom Finals, she ran 2@10.75m/39off, which tied her for 3rd place but ultimately led to a well-deserved 4th position.

Paige Rini (ON) made an unforgettable debut in the World Jump Finals. Paige also secured a 5th place finish in Women Tricks and a 4th place finish in Women Overall. 

Conley Pinette (BC) left his mark in Men’s Jump, earning a finals spot and finishing in the 9th position.This achievement marked Conley’s highest Worlds placement and is a testament to his dedication and growing expertise.

Whitney McClintock Rini (ON), despite an unfortunate early fall in the finals, played a pivotal role in ensuring Team Canada’s overall placement, demonstrating her commitment to the team’s success.

Canadian Individual Athletes: 

Jaimee Bull (ON) entered the competition as the reigning World Champion in Women Slalom and added another feather to her cap by securing the back-to-back World Championship Title. 

Stephen Neveu (AB) exhibited his finesse in Men’s Slalom, earning his first World Medal with a Bronze and achieving an impressive score of 3@10.25m/41off.

Cole McCormick (ON) marked his debut in a Worlds Final with a remarkable performance in Men Slalom, securing the 4th position with a score of 3@10.75m/41off.

Olivia Chute (NS) showcased her skills by reaching the Women Tricks Finals, marking her first appearance in a World Finals and finishing in the 9th position.

Hannah Stopnicki (QC) made a remarkable impression during her first Open Worlds. She exceeded expectations in the preliminary rounds, setting a personal best with a score of 7260 points, the first time she tricked over 7000. This achievement secured her a spot in the Women Tricks Final, where she finished in 10th place.

Megan Pelkey (AB) marked her inaugural World Championships, showcasing the bright future of Canadian water skiing.

Dominique Grondin-Allard (QC) was a force in Women Jump, entering the finals as the second seed, her jump measuring 51.9m/170ft.

Thomas Daigle (QC) made an impactful debut, jumping an astounding 61.1m/200ft in Men Jump – a personal best and first time jumping 200 feet. 

Carter Lucas (SK), on his first World Championships appearance, leaped 57.7m/189ft in Men Jump prelims.

Charlie Ross (ON) in his second World Championships appearance scored a commendable 3.5@10.75m/39off in Men Slalom.

Jamie Calhoun (ON), in his second World Championships, scored 3@10.75m/39off in Men Slalom.

Bradley Gibbons (AB), a fresh face in the Men Slalom event, made his mark at his debut World Championships.

Water Ski Canada commends every athlete for their unwavering commitment, resilience, and exceptional skill. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to future generations and reinforce Canada’s position as a dominant force in the world of waterskiing.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Thank you to MyFamily Pets Canada and MyFamily Pets for the Team Canada Uniform sponsorship. 

Compete Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23IWWF13/ 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Team Canada at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

TEAM CANADA WINS SILVER AND INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Team Canada Wins Silver at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. From Left to Right: Neilly Ross, Paige Rini, Whitney McClintock Rini, Ryan Dodd, Conley Pinette, Dorien Llewellyn. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Water Ski Canada proudly announces that Team Canada has emerged triumphant with a silver medal at the 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships held at Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida from October 10 to 15, 2023.

The six-member Canadian Team was on full display as the team not only secured second place behind Team USA (with France taking third), but also participated in eight finals across the slalom, tricks, and jump events.

Highlighting the individual accomplishments:

Ryan Dodd (AB) showcased a spectacular performance to be crowned the 2023 Men Jump World Champion for the fifth time in a row.

Dorien Llewellyn (AB) demonstrated impressive skills, placing 4th in Men Tricks and clinching the title of 2023 Men Overall World Bronze Medalist.

Neilly Ross (ON) showed consistent excellence by placing 4th in both the Women Tricks and Women Slalom events.

Paige Rini (ON) secured a commendable 5th place in Women Tricks and 4th in Women Overall.

Contributions from both Conley Pinette (BC) and Whitney McClintock Rini (ON) played a pivotal role in ensuring Team Canada’s overall placement.

“Our athletes have once again showcased the depth of talent we possess in Canada. From individual accolades to team contributions, this Championship has been a testament to the dedication, passion, and hard work of our team. We’re incredibly proud of their achievements.” said Water Ski Canada representative. 

Water Ski Canada extends its warm congratulations to Team USA on their gold medal finish and to Team France for their bronze achievement.

To all the athletes, supporters, sponsors, and fans nationwide, we express our deepest gratitude. Your belief and backing have been instrumental in this journey, and we eagerly anticipate more shared successes in the future.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF13&page=overall_team_classification 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

 

ALBERTA’S STEPHEN NEVEU WINS FIRST EVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL

Stephen Neveu Slaloms during the Men Slalom Finals at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski Canada proudly celebrates Alberta’s very own Stephen Neveu as he secures his first-ever World Championship medal with a bronze in Men Slalom at the prestigious 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships held at Sunset Lakes, Groveland, FL.

In the face of challenging conditions, Stephen demonstrated exceptional skill, finesse, and determination during today’s finals. His outstanding performance saw him achieve a score of 3@10.25m/41off, a testament to his dedication and commitment to the sport.

The 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships, which took place from October 10-15, is an esteemed event attracting over 200 of the world’s best water skiers. 

Stephen Neveu’s win is not just an individual triumph but also a proud moment for the entire Canadian water skiing community. As the season concludes, his victory leaves a mark, setting the tone for the upcoming athletes and adding another chapter to the history of Canadian water skiing.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF13&page=men_slalom_results 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Stephen Neveu on the Men Slalom Podium at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

4 CANADIANS SET TO COMPETE IN JUMP FINALS AT THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATERSKI CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dominique Grondin Allard competes in the Women Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Water Ski Canada proudly announces the qualification of several of its distinguished athletes for the Open Men Jump and Open Women Jump Finals at the 2023 IWWF Water Ski Championships.

From Alberta, both Ryan Dodd and Dorien Llewellyn have showcased outstanding performances. Ryan, with a preliminary round score of 69m/226ft, is poised at top seed as he progresses to the finals. 

Not to be outdone, British Columbia’s Conley Pinette also soared through the preliminary round with a score of 64.4m/211ft, marking his position at 11th as he heads into the final round.

In the women’s category, Quebec’s Dominique Grondin Allard and Ontario’s Paige Rini have secured their spots in the Open Women Jump Finals. Dominique has achieved a preliminary score of 51.9m/170ft, which has placed her in 2nd place going into the finals. Meanwhile, Paige Rini had a preliminary score of 46.3m/152ft and will be competing from the 10th position in the finals.

“These athletes represent the dedication, talent, and spirit of Water Ski Canada. Their accomplishments so far are a testament to their hard work and the strong support system back home. We are incredibly proud and eagerly await their performances in the finals,” said Water Ski Canada Representative.

The sporting community and fans worldwide are set to witness these exceptional athletes in action at the Jump Finals scheduled for Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Sunset Lakes, Groveland, Florida.

In addition to the thrilling Jump Finals, attendees will also be treated to the Slalom Finals, promising an exhilarating day of top-tier water skiing competition.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/classic/23IWWF13/ 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Ryan Dodd Competes in Men Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Paige Rini Competes in the Women Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Conley Pinette Competes in the Men Jump Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

FIVE CANADIAN WATER SKI ATHLETES MAKE THEIR WAY INTO THE TRICK FINALS AT THE 2023 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dorien Llewellyn Tricks during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

The anticipation is palpable as the first day of finals at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships is set to commence tomorrow at Sunset Lakes. Canada is proudly represented by four exceptional athletes in the Open Women and Open Men Tricks Finals.

Dorien Llewellyn from Alberta, with an impressive score of 10,540 points in the Trick Prelims, will be vying for a top spot in the Open Men Tricks Finals. Currently ranked 9th going into finals, Dorien is determined to elevate his standing.

On the women’s side, Neilly Ross of Ontario has secured her position in the Open Women Tricks Finals with a score of 10,430 points. Neilly currently stands at 2nd place, showcasing Canada’s strong presence in the competition.

Also representing Ontario is Paige Rini, who made her mark in the Trick Prelims with 9,030 points. As she heads into the finals, Rini is currently positioned at 6th place and is geared up to deliver an impressive performance.

Nova Scotia’s Olivia Chute, having scored 7,510 points in the prelims is the fourth Canadian to secure a spot in finals. As she prepares for the Open Women Tricks Finals, Olivia is positioned at 11th place. This is Olivia’s first Open Worlds Finals. 

Quebec’s Hannah Stopnicki scored a personal best of 7260pts in the prelims to punch her ticket into the Open Women Tricks Final. This is Hannah’s first Open Worlds and she has made it through to the finals. Hannah will be positioned 12th going into the finals. 

These dedicated athletes will be showcasing their skills on the water tomorrow, Saturday, September 14th, 2023. Canada’s waterski community and fans nationwide eagerly await their performances, confident in their ability to make the nation proud.

About Water Ski Canada

Water Ski Canada is the national governing body for water skiing in Canada. Our mission is to promote, foster, and develop the sport of water skiing in all its forms throughout the country. We support athletes at all levels, from grassroots to high performance, and work to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all participants. 

For complete results, https://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-23IWWF13&page=women_tricks_results 

More photos of skiers are available on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.ca/search/photographer?photographer=Johnny%20Hayward

Paige Rini Tricks during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography.

Neilly Ross Tricks during Prelims at the 2023 IWWF World Waterski Championships. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2023 IWWF WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS: ONE WEEK TO GO!

Skier: Jaimee Bull. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

Exciting times are on the horizon for water ski enthusiasts across the globe and especially for us in Canada! We are pleased to announce that the much-anticipated 2023 IWWF (International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation) World Water Ski Championships is set to kick off in just a week.

Event Details:

Venue: Sunset Lakes, Groveland, Florida

Start Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Water Ski Canada is proud to have 18 exceptional athletes waving the Canadian flag at this prestigious event. These talented individuals have undergone rigorous training, showcased exceptional dedication, and are ready to demonstrate their talent on the world stage.

If you can’t make it to Florida, fret not! The Waterski Broadcasting Company has got you covered. They will provide live coverage for the entirety of the event, ensuring fans don’t miss a moment of the thrilling action.

CLICK HERE for the webcast 

For those looking to keep up with the schedule, check running orders or access live results, IWWF’s results website will be your comprehensive resource.

CLICK HERE for schedule & results 

On behalf of all of us at Water Ski Canada, we extend our best wishes to Team Canada. We’re confident that our athletes will shine brightly, representing our nation with immense pride and passion.

Join us in cheering for Team Canada!

Stay tuned, stay excited!

CANADA SELECTED TO HOST THREE WORLD TITLE EVENTS

Predator Bay Water Ski Club at The Lakes of Kastynstone in Calgary, AB. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) to Host Prestigious IWWF World Titled Events in Calgary, Alberta

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is proud to announce that Canada has been selected as the host country for a series of highly prestigious International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) world titled events. In collaboration with the Predator Bay Water Ski Club and Tourism Calgary, WSWC has been awarded the bid to organize and host three remarkable water ski championships at The Lakes of Kastynstone in Calgary, Alberta.

The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) recently made the momentous announcement, solidifying Canada’s position as a leading destination for world-class water ski competitions. Predator Bay Water Ski Club, Tourism Calgary, and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) have come together to make these events a resounding success.

“WSWC is very excited to be afforded this opportunity. We are confident the Predator Bay Club will exceed expectations and look forward to the prospect of using these events to further the profile and marketability of the sport here in Canada.” said Russ Dickson, WSWC President. 

The Lakes of Kastynstone at Predator Bay Water Ski Club will play host to the first of these extraordinary events, the 2024 IWWF World Under 17 Waterski Championships, scheduled to take place from July 27 to August 3, 2024. This thrilling championship will showcase the incredible talents of young water skiers from around the world as they compete on the global stage.

Following the success of the Under 17 Championships, Calgary will continue to welcome the water ski community with open arms as it hosts the 2025 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships from July 26 to August 2, 2025. This event will bring together rising stars and future champions, who will undoubtedly leave spectators in awe with their remarkable skills.

In 2026, Calgary will once again be the center of attention as it proudly hosts the 2026 IWWF World Over 35 Waterski Championships from July 25 to August 2, 2026. This event will showcase the remarkable achievements of experienced water skiers from around the globe, highlighting their enduring passion and dedication to the sport.

These world titled events at Predator Bay will be an unparalleled opportunity for water skiers to demonstrate their talents and compete against the very best. Participants will not only experience the thrill of intense competition but also have the chance to explore the stunning natural beauty and warm hospitality that Calgary, Alberta has to offer.

“This is a monumental moment for water skiing in Canada and a remarkable opportunity for our athletes to shine on home soil. Hosting these championships will not only elevate the profile of our sport but also provide a platform for our talented Canadian athletes to compete against the world’s best. We are excited to showcase the beauty of Calgary, Alberta, and provide an unforgettable experience for athletes, spectators, and the entire water ski community. This is a significant step forward for water skiing in Canada, and we can’t wait to witness the incredible performances and achievements that will unfold during these world-class events.” said Russ Dickson, WSWC President. 

WSWC is excited to collaborate with Predator Bay Water Ski Club and Tourism Calgary in organizing these events of international significance. The dedication and expertise of all involved will ensure that athletes, spectators, and water ski enthusiasts alike enjoy an unforgettable experience.

In addition, it is worth noting that the last two times Canada had the privilege of hosting a world title event was in 2009 when Predator Bay Water Ski Club was host to the 2009 IWWF World Water Ski Championships and in  2019 when the 2019 IWWF Under 21 World Waterski Championships took place at Shalom Park in Edmonton, Alberta. The success of these events further solidifies Canada’s reputation as a premier destination for international water ski competitions. With the upcoming series of IWWF world titled events in Calgary, Alberta, we are proud to continue the tradition of hosting world-class championships and showcasing Canada’s commitment to the sport of water skiing.

For further information about the upcoming IWWF world titled events, please visit the IWWF website, https://iwwf.sport/canada-chosen-to-host-series-of-prestigious-iwwf-world-titled-waterski-events-at-predator-bay-calgary-alberta/ 

About Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC):

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is the national governing body for towed water sports in Canada. Committed to promoting and fostering the growth of water skiing and wakeboarding across the country, WSWC provides leadership, governance, and support to athletes, clubs, schools, coaches, officials, and enthusiasts in pursuit of excellence in the sport.

About International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF): 

The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for all towed water sports and has 90+ affiliated member Federations worldwide. It was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1946 and is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority governing all towed water sports.  The IWWF is also an affiliate member of Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)  and one of the seven founding sports of the World Games.  The IWWF’s competitive and recreational towed water sport divisions include the following: Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Barefoot Waterskiing, Show Waterskiing, Cable Wakeboarding, Cable Waterskiing, Waterski Racing, Disabled Waterskiing, Kneeboarding and Wakesurfing.

Canadian skier, Conley Pinette Slalom Skis past the Canadian Flag at Predator Bay Water Ski Club. Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

ONTARIO’S JAIMEE BULL WINS SILVER AT THE MASTERS

Jaimee Bull Slaloming in the Women’s Final at the 2023 Masters. Photo Credit-Vince Stadlbaur.

North Bay, Ontario’s Jaimee Bull Wins Silver in Women’s Slalom at the Masters

Canadian skier Jaimee Bull took home silver in the Women’s Slalom event at the prestigious Masters Tournament held at Callaway Gardens this weekend. The event featured some of the world’s best skiers from around the globe.

The wind conditions in the semifinal round made it challenging for all the skiers. Jaimee scored 2@11.25m, securing her place in the final. Jaimee improved on her semifinal performance and ran a remarkable 3@10.75m to earn her second-place finish, narrowly missing out on the gold medal. Fellow Canadian and teammate Whitney McClintock Rini took home bronze with an impressive showing as well.

Jaimee Bull is the current Women’s Slalom World Champion and has been making waves in the skiing community with her impressive performances and dedication to the sport. Her hard work and determination have paid off, and she is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international skiing stage.

Bull’s silver medal at the Masters is the latest achievement in a career that has seen her become one of the most successful and respected water skiers in the world. Congratulations to Jaimee Bull on her outstanding performance at the Masters Tournament. We can’t wait to see what she achieves next.

Jaimee Bull Slaloming in the Women’s Final at the 2023 Masters. Photo Credit-Vince Stadlbaur.

Water Ski Canada – 35+ PAN AMS INTENT TO COMPETE

It’s time to get your Intent to Compete in for the 2023 35+ Pan Am Championships! This event  will take place in Harmony, NC, USA from September 20-24, 2023. 

Find below the criteria for the 2023 35+ Pan Am Championships on September 20-24, 2023. 

2023 Over 35 Pan Am Championships Selection Criteria

Find below the Intent to Compete Form for the 2023 35+ Pan Am Championships on September 20-24, 2023. You must submit this form by June 20th or you will not be eligible for selection. 

https://forms.gle/K7aqF6Z3XMfwEaxP6 

Please note that moving forward there may be some changes due to the PanAm and/or IWWF rules. If you would like to speak to someone about any details, you may contact the 35+ Team Canada Committee at 35teamcanadawaterski@gmail.com

Il est temps de soumettre votre intention de compétition pour les Championnats panaméricains 35+ de 2023 ! Cet événement aura lieu à Harmony, NC, USA du 20 au 24 septembre 2023.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les critères pour les Championnats Panaméricains 35+ 2023 qui se dérouleront du 20 au 24 septembre 2023.

Les critères de sélection

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le formulaire d’intention de participer aux Championnats panaméricains 35+ 2023 qui se dérouleront du 20 au 24 septembre 2023. Vous devez soumettre ce formulaire avant le 20 juin ou vous ne serez pas éligible pour la sélection. 

https://forms.gle/K7aqF6Z3XMfwEaxP6 

Veuillez noter qu’à l’avenir, il pourrait y avoir des changements en raison des règles de la PanAm et/ou de la FISNP. Si vous souhaitez parler à quelqu’un de ces détails, vous pouvez contacter le comité d’Équipe Canada 35+ à l’adresse suivante 35teamcanadawaterski@gmail.com

Water Ski Canada – VIRTUAL DRIVING COURSE

MANDATORY FOR CURRENT DRIVERS TO MAINTAIN THEIR RATING
MAY 31 AT 8PM ET

WSC as the governing body of competitive water skiing provides oversight into the conduct of tournaments and aims to improve all aspects. This includes preparing officials to participate on the World stage. As we harmonize with the IWWF we have now made a driving course that is mandatory for Drivers to maintain their rating levels. A virtual (Zoom) mentoring driving course is being offered on May 31 at 8 pm (ET) to ensure all drivers have an opportunity. This course is open to anyone interested in waterski driving, but is mandatory for current drivers to maintain their rating

CLICK HERE to join the ZOOM meeting
Meeting ID: 820 4879 3650
Passcode: 414537
Hosted by: Ron Moore

To check your rating CLICK HERE

For WSC’s Drivers Rating Criteria and Job Description CLICK HERE

Should you have questions regarding the virtual course, or you want to attend, please contact Kyle@wswc.ca

Photo: Johnny Hayward

WSWC HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Krista Jansen as its new Executive Director, following an extensive search and interview process led by Sport Law.

Krista brings over 25 years of experience in business operations, business development, marketing, team leadership, customer relations, risk management and stakeholder engagement to WSWC. As the Senior Vice President of Operations for a privately held US healthcare company, Krista successfully worked to enhance the growth of operations. Most recently she and a small team launched a successful new line of business, with an unprecedented growth of revenue. This new line of business ultimately led to the acquisition of the company. The two companies merged to be the largest provider of rehab services in the US senior housing market. Krista’s operational experience and proven ability to lead engagement and alignment at all levels positions her for success in her new position with WSWC.

Krista has participated in towed water sports from a very young age in Nova Scotia. She’s worked extensively with Waterski Wakeboard Nova Scotia as a board member and volunteer for many years. She has experience interacting with Sport Nova Scotia, Sport Canada, non-profit agencies and regulatory bodies. Krista understands the perspective of most stakeholders involved in towed water sports in Canada.

Our past CEO, Jasmine Northcott, is working closely with Krista to ensure a smooth transition. Krista has the skill set and experience to quickly master all information needed for success in her new role.

“I am extremely honoured to be assuming the role of Executive Director,” said Krista Jansen. “I am fortunate to have Jasmine, Katie, Kyle and Taryn to guide me on my journey. I’m excited to work with our incredible Board members, our PSOs and everyone involved in towed water sports.”

Jasmine has done a wonderful job and Krista is coming into a well-organized National office. WSWC is positioned well to move into a new era of establishing diversified funding, and enhancing stakeholder engagement.

2023 IWWF UNDER 21 WORLD WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS ATHLETE SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria is now available for the 2023 IWWF U21 World Water Ski Championships. The event will be held June 12-17, 2023, in Chapala, Boca Laguna, Jalisco Mexico

For more information about the event CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the selection criteria

Contact: Kyle@wswc.ca

WATER SKI CANADA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE TEAM FOR THE 2022 IWWF WORLD UNDER 17 WATER SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SANTIAGO, CHILE

Water Ski Canada is pleased to announce the team for the 2022 IWWF World Under 17 Water Ski Championships in Santiago, Chile from January 5-8, 2023.

The Team will be managed by Kyle Hunter and Coached by Cole Grant and Matt Rini.

Canada will be represented by ten athletes with six skiers participating in the Team Event and four skiers participating as individuals.

Six of these athletes were in Santiago, Chile for the 2022 IWWF Pan American Water Ski Championships at the beginning of this month. They had the opportunity to represent Canada and get familiar with the World U17 competition site.

The World Under 17 Championships are held every two years and bring the best of the U17 skiers around the world together. Individual medals will be awarded in slalom, tricks, jump and overall. Each country has a maximum of a six person team whose individual skier scores contribute towards the Overall Team Title.

Canada will be represented by:

 

Team Skiers:

Skier Prov. Events

Nellie Allard QC Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Jacob Chambers AB Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Megan Pelkey AB Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Lucas Pinette BC Slalom, Tricks & Jump

Charlie Ross ON Slalom

Hannah Stopnicki QC Slalom & Tricks

 

Independent Skiers:

Carly Bonham (team alternate) AB Slalom & Tricks

Kate Pinsonneault BC Slalom & Jump

Darah Lachance (wildcard) NS Slalom

Ben Wheeler (wildcard) ON Slalom