From left to right: Cole Grant, Jaret Llewellyn, Matt Rini, and Drew Ross. Professional Team Canada Headshots: Johnny Hayward Photography. 

In celebration of National Coaches Week, Water Ski Canada is thrilled to spotlight its elite coaching team for the 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Water Ski Championships. The competition will run from October 7 to October 15, 2023, and will be held at the picturesque Sunset Lakes in Groveland, Florida.

National Coaches Week serves as a fitting moment to honour the dedication, passion, and expertise of our coaches. This year’s team of coaches, all accomplished individuals in their own right, will guide and mentor Team Canada as they aim for victory. The esteemed coaching line-up includes:

  • Cole Grant (MB): A dynamic force in the water ski world, Grant brings years of competitive experience and a keen strategic insight, making him an invaluable addition to the team.
  • Jaret Llewellyn (AB): A legend in the sport, Llewellyn’s unmatched expertise and insight have garnered him global acclaim. His experience as an Overall Champion and Coach is instrumental for Team Canada. 
  • Matt Rini (ON): With a background as both a world-class competitor and coach, Rini’s unique blend of tactical knowledge and motivational skill ensures the athletes remain at the top of their game.
  • Drew Ross (ON): With a storied career both on and off the water, Ross’s passion and dedication to the sport resonate with every athlete he mentors. His analytical approach to coaching is second to none.

“Each coach on our team brings a distinct set of skills and a wealth of experience. As we celebrate them during National Coaches Week, we are reminded of their unwavering commitment to our athletes and the sport. Their collective expertise positions Team Canada strongly for the World Championships,” said a spokesperson for Water Ski Canada.

The IWWF World Water Ski Championships is a pinnacle event in the water ski calendar, attracting top-tier athletes from around the globe. With the combined guidance of our revered coaching staff, Water Ski Canada is confident in Team Canada’s readiness to showcase their skills on the world stage.

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.