Very Important Safety Information
from LSL Waterski Club
BOAT RIDER AND PIN PULLER TRAINING
Click on the below to read The Show Skiing Rider Guide. We encourage ALL PARENTS AND SKIERS 14 YEARS AND OLDER TO READ THE ATTACHMENT.
Our club always needs more parents to be boat riders, rope handlers and pin pullers. We know everyone thinks the boat drivers are amazing and can do everything but our rider/pin pullers do 99% of the work and are critical to the safety of our skiers.
The guide is written by Joel Williams of the Rock Aqua Jays, one of the top Show Ski teams in the country. The guide is to help familiarize you with a broad overview of the duties and techniques utilized in the boat riding/pin pulling position. THIS IS NOT TO BE USED AS A DEFINITIVE REFERENCE MATERIAL. There is no way that any guide can cover all of the possible situations that you will encounter while riding/pin pulling! You will have to use a combination of this guide, your personal experience, and your gut feeling to make the best decisions regarding the safety of the skiers that you are riding for.
We will have a boat rider and pin puller training class to:
- Review responsibilities of the boat rider
- Provide demonstration
- Openly discuss specific scenarios
- Ask questions
Who Should Attend: Anyone in the club. It is important every boat have a driver and rider. We just certified a number of drivers last week and need more riders.
When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:15pm Please read The Show Skiing Rider Guide prior to class.
Where: CA Clubhouse, 100 Cognac Drive
RSVP to Joe Dattilo (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will be attending so we have a head count
LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN BY ALL CHILDREN
If you are bringing younger siblings to the lake/beach area during any ski practices, please make sure that they are wearing life jackets, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT IN THE WATER. It only takes one look away and a young child can be in the water. Younger siblings are not allowed to be left unsupervised on the ski site.
Again, SAFETY is our Ski Club's first priority. If any parent notices any unsafe conditions during a practice or event, please bring it to the attention of a coach/dock mom.