SCPB To Host 2013 AWSA Nationals
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 10/04/2012 15:31:00
- In: Water Skiing
USA Water Ski and the American Water Ski Association are pleased to announce the GOODE Water Ski National Championships will return to Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., for a second consecutive year in 2013. The tentative dates are Aug. 13-17. The Ski Club of The Palm Beaches will serve as the local organizing committee and host of the Nationals.
The Ski Club of The Palm Beaches has hosted 12 Water Ski National Championships, five Southern Regional Water Ski Championships, two Florida State Water Ski Championships and the 1989 Water Ski World Championships – in addition to a handful of professional cash-prize tournaments and hundreds of other amateur water ski tournaments – over the past 25 years. For more information on the Ski Club of The Palm Beaches, visit www.okeeski.com.
More than 600 of the nation's top water ski athletes from across the United States will compete for national titles in slalom, tricks, jumping and overall in respective age divisions and two Open divisions during the five-day tournament, which is conducted on four world-record capability water ski lakes.
Advancement to the Water Ski National Championships – the world's largest three-event water ski tournament – is primarily earned through placement on the national rankings list. Athletes also can qualify for the Nationals by placing in the top-five at Regionals or by placing in the top-five at the previous year's Nationals.
The first national championships was held in 1939 at Jones Beach in Long Island, N.Y. Except for three years during World War II (1942-1944), the Nationals has been held every year since 1939.
More information on the 71st GOODE Water Ski National Championships will be made available in the coming months at www.waterskinationals.com.