Swiss Waterski Resort is proud to announce the 2nd edition of the Swiss Pro Slalom featuring the best slalom skiers from around the World battling out a $10,000 Cash Prize in a 2-round & Finals competition. After last year’s feat of 3 men skiing into 9.75m (43 off) we are expecting a thrilling event under perfect central Florida conditions. Reigning Champions Freddie Winter, GBR and Regina Jaquess, USA will face the highest level of competition showcasing the best slalom skiing and drama to crown the Swiss Pro Slalom Champions in Open Men & Women.
About Swiss Waterski Resort
Water skiers from around the world come to Swiss Waterski Resort for its perfect ski lakes, beautiful surrounding scenery, and dedicated instructors led by head coach Clint Stadlbaur. Located outside Orlando in Clermont, Florida, Swiss Waterski Resort was established in 1979 and has provided the ultimate ski experience for decades. The staff ensures that all guests have a memorable stay by holding to the highest standards of Swiss service. At Swiss Waterski Resort, you’ll discover the perfect combination of rigorous training and resort vacation. Features include a fleet of new Nautique boats, stylish Mediterranean villas, pools, heated spas, and a pristine golf course. Ready for paradise? Book your next water ski escape at Swiss !
POLK CITY, Fla. - With its continual efforts to increase the value of a USA Water Ski membership, USA Water Ski, the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ProMotive.com powered by Experticity to provide USA Water Ski members with exclusive access to top retail brands from outside the water ski industry.
With the launch of this program at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 6, USA Water Ski members will get recognized for their unique expertise among peers in the industry and have special insider access to six exciting and popular brands, including Body Glove, Merrell and Ogio. Access to the discounts will be available exclusively through the Members-Only area at USAWATERSKI.org. Members will have access to an additional six brands per month for the remainder of the year.
"We are excited about this new partnership and hope to continue to provide greater benefits to our members," said Bob Crowley, USA Water Ski executive director. "We will be working to keep a wide variety of brands constantly available to our members."
Experticity is the parent company of ProMotive.com and helps brands with marketing through real life influencers, including retail associates. They have built the world's largest community of influential category experts, connecting them with the world's top brands to create a new breed of buying experience - one that is informed, genuine and mutually beneficial. Experticity's community of more than a million experts is comprised of industry professionals, category opinion leaders and influential retail sales associates who are actively sought out for trusted recommendations on what to buy.
About USA Water Ski
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.
Centurion Boats returns as the title sponsor of the BallOfSpray Cash Prize slalom series. At each of 4 events pro and amateur skiers alike will compete for $6,000 in prize money. Each event is comprised of 2 rounds of prelims and a final. Every competitor will ski 3 times and every competitor has an opportunity to take home prize money. The top 16 skiers at each event will compete for $3,000 in a head-to-head final and the remaining skiers will compete for an additional $3,000 in a handicap final.
The company's new Mission is billed as the "world's first ultra-rugged action sports smartwatch." The smartwatch is powered by Android Wear and is waterproof up to 330 feet, making it the most rugged smartwatch with Google's wearable OS.
The Mission will be available this October for $400. That may seem pricey compared to other regular non-rugged and weather-resistant Android Wear smartwatches like the Moto 360, which starts at $299, but compared to Casio's $500 Smart Outdoor Watch, which is only water-resistant up to 164 feet, the Mission is the better buy.
The 48mm smartwatch has a round 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 400 x 400 resolution and an ambient light sensor. Since it's designed to be used by extreme sports enthusiasts and athletes, the touchscreen even works when it's wet. Gnarly!
World’s best professional & junior skiers to compete for over $64,000 during the water ski competition and summer festival at Veterans Park August 19-20, 2016.
MILWAUKEE – March 23, 2016 – The Malibu Open Waterski Championship and Summer Festival is returning to Milwaukee’s lakefront Veteran’s Park Lagoon for the sixth consecutive year on August 19th and 20th. Waterskiing’s top professional and junior athletes will compete in traditional slalom and long-distance jumping for more than $64,000 in prize money. Free-style jumping, barefoot skiing, show skiing, picnic areas, food trucks and outdoor activity vendors round out the exciting two day event, which is open and free to the public.
The Milwaukee Parks and Recreation is estimating 10,000 spectators will come to observe the extreme water sports competition and interact with the athletes during the Friday and Saturday event.
For the seventh year in a row, the Malibu Open Festival is attracting athletes and spectators from across the globe to the lakefront lagoon set against the backdrop of the busy city of Milwaukee.
“Athletes from 28 countries around the world will be in Milwaukee competing during the festival for cash prizes and elite world ranking points,” event organizer and competing athlete, April Coble Eller said. “Fans will have an opportunity to interact, take photos, ask questions and get autographs with the skiers while enjoying festival activities, food and music. Former Malibu Open Champion Will Asher of England, two time World Champion Thomas Degasperi of Italy and World Slalom Record holder Regina Jaquess of the USA, will be just a few of the top athletes making a splash in Veterans’ Park Lagoon.”
In slalom skiing, athletes carve around a six-buoy course while the boat travels at a constant speed of 36 mph with an initial 43-foot line. After completion of each pass, the rope is shortened by a specified length to increase difficulty. Whichever athlete rounds the most buoys at the shortest line length, wins. In the long-distance jumping event, skiers race toward a 6-foot high ramp reaching speeds of 70 mph and fly distances over 200 feet. The athletes get three approaches at the ramp. Whoever goes the furthest, wins.
The Malibu Open is a free event for family, friends and all to enjoy. The event is produced by the Pro Ski Tour and sponsored by Malibu Boats. Concessions and parking will be organized by the Milwaukee County Parks Department.
Visit malibuopenfestival.com for more information.