Safety is always a priority at any AWSA event. I’m proud of the great care that our safety directors take in preparing a site and looking out for the safety of everyone. There is another important aspect to keeping our junior athletes safe. That is covered in the USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, Safe Sport Program. The program includes two parts, Safe Sport Training and a Background Check. I recommend that all water ski club members take the Safe Sport Training. In addition, some AWSA positions REQUIRE that you take the Safe Sport Training and in some cases undergo a Criminal Background Screening.
The information in the training is relevant and can be completed in one evening or spread out over a couple of sittings. I knocked it out in a few hours over a cup of coffee.
The following link provides all of the details and directions for accessing the Safe Sport Training. 2018 ALL SD SAFE SPORT PROGRAM 2-13-2018
If you interact with Jr. athletes in Teams, as an Instructor or a leader in Junior Development, you are likely required to comply. See the chart here. Safe Sport Compliance Chart v8
Dave Allen provided the attached summary of team results at Regionals. A reminder, the groups labeled MD and VT include DC/DE/MD and VT/NH/NJ/ME/RI respectively.
The Regionals scorebook is posted on the Regionals History page.
I hope everyone that attended the 2016 Regional Championships at Lake Holly had a blast! I know I did!
The new fangled team event brought about some friendly ‘smack’ talk, great competition and brought in skiers that typically wouldn’t have skied in a particular event; or even come to regionals in the first place. The team event was a success!!!
We had some changing of the guards, with Pat Bryne stepping back into the EVP spot for 2017 and Gary Noll taking Pat’s AWSA Director spot. Bravo gentlemen.
Check out the following video address (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WblUI2janks) for some general highlights and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/AWSA.East/) for pictures galore from the Regional Championships.
The video touches on: EVP change, 2017 regionals, $$, other.
Even though I’ve stepped down as EVP, I will be helping with some of the coordination for the 2017 regionals until December 31st of this year; so if you are interested in helping out contact me so I can get you on the list.
Shout out to TG Powel for a great Jr Development event! Netting just over $1000 in fundraising cash!!! Rock on!!!
Also, I attempted to identify and chat with the skiers that had never come to regionals before! Congrats! And I hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Tally-Ho! Tonya Maurer, former AWSA East Region EVP
I’m hearing that not everyone is aware of the Team Event happening this year. Sooooo ….. here’s some information for our skiing community ….. let the teaming up begin!!! Continue reading
Hutch Haines, Danny Zeisler, Fotis Dulos, Bruce Epstein, Gordon Gay, Don Nichols, and Michele Munsch, along with honorary eastern skiers Chet Raley, Dave Golly and Scotty Bellefeuille competed last week in the world over 35 championships! Congratulations to all. View scores here, http://www.iwwfed-ea.org/competition.php?cc=T-14IWWF35&page=45_m_jump_results.
Bulletin 1 – 2014 World Over 35 Waterski Championships (Federations) is available here, and more information here http://www.jacktravers.com/worlds-over-35-water-championships/.
Wahoo! Congratulations to Hutch Haines!! One of the 8 skiers to represent the USA in the 35+ World Championships! Check out the USA Waterski Web Site for details.
Athletes selected to the U.S. 35+ Water Ski World Championships Team were: Brenda Baldwin (Windermere, Fla.), Women 35-44; Marc Shaw (Orlando, Fla.), Men 35-44; Jeff Surdej (Wilmington, Ill.), Men 35-44; Lori Krueger (Martindale, Texas); Women 45-54; Hutch Haines (Avon, Conn.), Men 45-54; Joy Kelley (Loudon, Tenn.), Women 55-64; Janie Fausold (Pleasant Grove, Calif.), Women 55-64; and Curtis Rabe (Orlando, Fla.), Men 55-64.
The qualifications and procedures for selecting respective U.S. water ski teams competing in international tournaments in 2013 and 2014 are now available in the Athletes’ Resources section (located on the left-side menu of the USA Water Ski Web site).