GROVELAND – World-renowned water ski coach Jack Travers is bringing hundreds of the world's top water ski athletes to Lake County this week for the 2014 World Over 35 Water Ski Championships.
The event will be hosted Oct. 8 – 12 at Jack Travers Waterski School, Sunset Lakes Home of International Tournament Skiing, located at 20225 County Road 33, Groveland.
“Between our ideal weather, amazing natural resources and hundreds of named lakes, what better location than Lake County to host the World Over 35 Waterski Championships?” said Adam Ashton, Lake County’s Sports Development Coordinator. “We are excited to add this competition, which will attract over 400 top water skiers from around the world, to the growing number of world-class sporting events hosted in Lake County.”
Sunset Lakes offers pristine world-record capability water ski conditions, and the site has played host to several major international water ski tournaments over the past four decades, including the Junior Water Ski World Championships, Disabled Water Ski World Championships, Junior U.S. Open Water Ski Championships and the U.S. Water Ski Team Trials and professional cash-prize world-record capability events.
“We cannot wait to show off the beauty of Lake County,” said Lelani Travers of Sunset Lakes. “With over 30 countries in the competition, and the USA representing with 125 skiers, it will be exciting to see who wins each individual and team overall medals.”
To learn more about the 2014 World Over 35 Waterski Championships, visit www.jacktravers.com/worlds-over-35-water-championships. To find out more about hosting a sporting event in Lake County, log on to www.SportsInLakeFL.com or contact a member of the Lake County Economic Development & Tourism team at 352-742-3918.