One hundred years ago, on July 2, 1922, history was changed when Ralph Samuelson became the first person to successfully water ski. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is honoring the birth of our sport by offering everyone the chance to learn to ski all summer long!
USA Water Ski & Wake Sports, along with our affiliated ski clubs across the country, will host free learn to ski events from June 3 – July 31, 2022. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports recognizes that financial limitations often hinder participation in towed water sports and Get on the Water was designed to provide a fun, non-intimidating environment in which participants can learn to water ski for free. Get on the Water is a coast-to-coast initiative, waiving all sanctioning fees and guest membership fees for USA Water Ski & Wake Sports affiliated clubs that host basic skills learn to ski events from June 3 – July 31, 2022, providing clubs with a national platform, the opportunity to connect with their community, and the ability to better reach those who might not otherwise be able to participate.
Get on the Water is presented by Radar Skis and sponsored by MasterCraft Boat Company and Indmar Marine Engines.
Participants: Anyone who would like to learn to ski! Participants do not need any prior water skiing experience to participate. The ability to swim is recommended but not required (each participant will wear a life vest).
Dates: June 3 – July 31, 2022 (exact clinic dates vary by location)
Location: USA Water Ski & Wake Sports affiliated clubs across the United States - click here to find a clinic near you
Equipment: Presenting sponsor, Radar Skis, will provide ski equipment to the first 20 clubs who sanction to host. All clubs must provide their own ski equipment, boats, and fuel
Instructors: USA Water Ski & Wake Sports clubs will provide USA Water Ski & Wake Sports certified volunteer coaches/instructors, safety personnel and boat drivers
Insurance: USA Water Ski & Wake Sports will “sanction” the clinics and provide all insurance coverage
Club Information – Register to Host: https://www.sharelifeonthewater.com/gotw-info.html
Participant Information – Find a Clinic Near You: https://www.sharelifeonthewater.com/skifree.html