What will you be doing when you turn 80?
USA Water Ski member, Betty Joan Pollycutt, lives her #lifeonthewater.
What will you be doing when you turn 80?
We're featuring two items (ladies' thermal & vintage tee) from our online store. Don't let the winter keep you from supporting the sport you love!
Do you have an eye for fashion? Show off your Life on the Water Style and tag your photos #myLOTW @usaws on Instagram!
Curated by Taryn Garland
Pinterest has become such a great resource for creative ideas and solutions. We collected some of our favorite DIY Projects for Water Ski Enthusiasts to share with you!
1. This awesome water ski table. Can you imagine hosting a little event on this thing? Love.
2. Mason jars + water skis sound like the winning combination for this Water Ski Mason Jar Lantern!
3. Get creative and make one of these Water Ski Coat Racks.
4. Or this!
5. This Vintage Water Ski Chair would require some extra work, but would be sure to impress!
6. These Water Ski Shelves would make any kid's (or adult's) room pretty darn awesome.
7. This Vintage Water Ski Chalkboard might be my favorite yet.
It's pretty incredible how creative people can get if given the right tools and some free time.
What DIY projects have you found out there in Internet Land? (Post them below!)
1. Tell them about theUSA Water Ski Auction.
2. Leave hints everywhere.
3. Place The Water Skier Magazine in every bathroom in the house.
4. Send them subtle messages in their sleep.
5. Beg uncontrollably.
6. Donate your old ski to Spray it Forward...now you NEED a new one.
7. Send them a link to the USA Water Ski Auction home page .
8. Buy something for yourself ... you deserve it.
9. When the toilet paper roll runs out replace it with your wish list.
10. When all else fails post on their wall and don’t forget to tag us in it...so we can pester ...ugh...”remind” them for you.
My Life on the Water
Written by: Kailey Koehler
I have literally grown up on the water. Most people learn how to walk when they were two years old, but somehow that is when I learned how to water ski. My parents would wake up at the crack of dawn to get out on the lake and ski. Naturally, my sister and I wanted to join in on the fun so my dad would drag us across the pool on skis and eventually we would ski behind the boat. At the age of five I went through a stage in my life where all I wanted to do was tube and only tube. Luckily, my parents did not force me to ski, rather they let me watch everyone else have a blast skiing. Eventually my five year old self cracked and I began skiing again. In fact, at the age of five I also learned how to barefoot water ski and I have loved it ever since.
The Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association (MDWSA) held an adaptive water ski clinic in August 2014 called Summer Splash. Many new people were able to experience life on the water through their dedicated efforts. They even got some great coverage on their local news station; click here to see the story! For more information visit the event's website here.
Lisa Neal, Publicity and Marketing for Aquanut Watershows, Inc.
Aquanut Watershows, Inc, located in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin and founded in 1972, has a long standing history of giving back through the Adaptive Aquatics Program, developed by our team. The Aquanut Adaptive program is the largest in the state of Wisconsin, developed 15 years ago, serving hundreds of participants each summer but giving back and supporting organizations that have strong connections to our team members doesn’t stop here.
Each summer the Junior Aquanut Team dedicates a show to Passionately Pink Breast Cancer Research Program. Junior Show Director, Kristine Hedrick, a breast cancer survivor, has succeeded in turning a sad family incident into an upbeat event that thrills skiers and spectators each summer. Kristine has spread a love for life and skiing with all of the youngest Aquanuts.
Tragically, the Aquanuts lost teammates Cheri Amore and Heather Buntrock much too early. Each year we honor these young ladies with a show benefiting the MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) and the LAM (Lymphangioleiomymatosis) Funds. Both Cheri and Heather were taken in the prime of their lives. Skiing and being an Aquanut was a passion for both young ladies, and today’s team members are honored to ski for the memory of these ladies.
The Aquanuts donate the proceeds from these shows to both the MACC and LAM Funds.
Here are some photos from the Passionately Pink Show held in early August 2014.
Photo Credits: Lisa Neal Photography
The 2014 Clean Lakes Festival in Madison, Wis. was a wildly successful event that got new people on the water while gaining awareness and momentum in the community for the advocacy of healthy lakes. Here are some highlights from the July 26, 2014 event.