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The best international show water skiers will compete in Winter Haven in 2022

The best international show water skiers will compete in Winter Haven in 2022

Oct 8, 2019 | Water Sports

AUBURNDALE – The best show water skiers in the world will perform on Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Florida, as part of the 2022 IWWF World Water Ski Show Tournament, the International Waterski and Wakeboard Foundation (IWWF) announced today. The tournament is…

Elite Cable Park opens along Lake Myrtle

Jul 30, 2019 | Newsletter, Water Sports

Wakeboarders have returned to the rippling waters of Lake Myrtle in Auburndale. But this time, without a boat. The Elite Cable Park, part of the Auburndale Watersports Complex, opened Saturday, July 13, brining all the action of wakeboarding, complete with ramps and…

Is Winter Haven the Water Ski Capital of the World?

Is Winter Haven the Water Ski Capital of the World?

May 8, 2019 | Newsletter, Other, Water Sports

For these international skiers, the answer is a resounding yes Beautiful lakes, bountiful opportunities, gorgeous weather and caring people – all are major attractors and a big part of Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing’s recruiting efforts that promote us as…

Swimmers ready to ‘Get Rowdy’

Sep 14, 2018 | Other, Water Sports

Held at the facility named after the man synonymous with competitive swimming in Central Florida, the Winter Haven Stingrays will host their annual “Get Rowdy” swim meet from Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Rowdy Gaines Olympic Pool, 210 Cypress Gardens…

USA Water Ski Show Team wins world title

Sep 11, 2018 | Water Sports

Four of the water skiers hail from Winter Haven The USA Water Ski Show Team won its fourth consecutive world title at the 4th Show Ski World Championships, held at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 7-9. Featuring teams from Australia, China,…

Guinness Feats Challenged at Chain of Records Event

Jul 26, 2017 | Skiing, Water Sports

Most people would be satisfied with having broken 28 different world records – including most water ski records broken – at their first event in 2015. But the organizers of the Chain of Records event aren’t like most people. Why else would they even think of lining 24…


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