The Michigan Water Ski Association is an USA Water Ski Association affiliated organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and educating all organized disciplines in the sport of water skiing in the State of Michigan. MWSA is constantly finding new ways to accomplish these goals whether it be in holding a “learn to” clinic, sponsoring specific events, or educating the many officials needed to run local tournaments. All in all, MWSA is here to stand behind all towed water sports in Michigan.
MWSA’s support for water rights of our members sometimes takes into the legislative arena to initiate and oppose proposed bills and laws that affect our sport. On occasion, MWSA has worked closely with the Michigan Department of National Resources (DNR) is creating a set of guidelines that have been beneficial to Michigan water-skiers. Topics like powerboat usage, restricted lake hours, floatation rules, tournament course application, and overall safety, to name just a few. Our success is measured in the continued water rights we enjoy here in Michigan.
Another interest of MWSA is in promoting and holding events put on by different sport divisions: 3 event, show-skiing, barefooting, wakeboarding, collegiate, and disabled skiing. All of the sport division of the MWSA are affiliated and governed by the USA Water Ski Association that is the national governing body. The MWSA tries to maintain representatives for each sport division on it’s MWSA Board who keeps in contact with the USA Water Ski Association and stays updated with current info and regulations. They relay their newest findings of correct information concerning particular divisions to the members of MWSA through the MWSA Monthly Newsletter or our informative MWSA.org website. This way, each member will be informed with up-coming promotions and events so they may take advantage.
MWSA’s education involves skiers as well as officials and drivers. Through the year MWSA sponsors or informs it’s members about development clinics and opportunities of training from beginning levels to very advanced. Check out our website for these announcements. Sport training is not the only education MWSA is involved in. Usually each year there are officials clinics to help members become USAWS certified so they can continues to judge and drive and be involved in sanctioned events.
As you can see, there is much more to the sport than simply participating. Being a member of the MWSA will make you aware of all the other aspects that you may want and need to know in order to stay safe, have FUN, and get the most from the sport. The MWSA is designed and dedicated to that purpose.