Tobogganing season is just about over “u…

Tobogganing season is just about over “up North” but with the water warming it’s just getting started here in Florida… Two world champions in the middle, Judy Hall, Alfredo Mendoza, Barb Clack and Sandy Reynolds. #waterskiing #showskiing #tobogganing #worldchampions #holidayonice #showskilife #lifeonthewater #classicphotography #cypressgardens #studiob #geniusofpope (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)
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The Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens, “The…

The Beautiful Skiers of Cypress Gardens, “The Saucerettes”!!! Hmmm, sounds like the name of a band from the 60’s – but then, it is a 60s picture… 🙂 L to R: Joan Dampier, Claire Heidt, Joleen Nathy, Judy Wolfe, Barb Clack. #waterskiing #showskiing #flyingsaucer #showskilife #lifeonthewater #classicphotography #fabulous60s #nationalchampions #worldchampions (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

Whitney McClintock and Regina Jaquess, the two best women slalom…

Whitney McClintock and Regina Jaquess, the two best women slalom skiers of our time, arguably of all time, are set to go head-to-head again this week at the 2016 Pan American Water Ski Championships at Boca Laguna in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH!!! More info at: www.usawaterski.org/default.asp?Display=2541 #waterskiing #slalom #worldchampions #lifeonthewater @whitneymcclintock @regina_jaquess #Chapala #Jalisco #Mexico #panamchampionships #teamusa
(at Boca Laguna, Chapala)

Back in the heyday of Cypress Gardens is was customary for Dick…

Back in the heyday of Cypress Gardens is was customary for Dick Pope to invite world champions to come to the Gardens for a photoshoot, and in some cases a job offer as well. I was particularly ease to get World Champions Alfredo Mendoza (1953 & ‘55) and Nancy Rideout (1957 & ’59) together for photos, they both were Cypress Gardens water skiers! #waterskiing #worldchampions #slalomskiing #trickskiing #waterskijumping #classicphotography #loveblackandwhite #lifeonthewater #cypressgardens (at Cypress Gardens, Florida)

With the 57th Masters just a couple weeks away… remembering…

With the 57th Masters just a couple weeks away… remembering today one of the beautiful skiers of Cypress Gardens, show skier and competitor, Barb Cooper-Clack – 12 appearances at the Masters between1960 and 1974, first woman to jump 100 feet, 1965 world slalom champion, a dozen nationals titles (including a clean sweep in 1966), 1986 Hall of Fame inductee, and show skier extraordinaire! We affectionately called her “Cooper.” #showskiing #waterskiing #worldchampions #trickskiing #slalomski #waterskijumping #swivelskiing #classicphotography #nautiquemasters (at Cypress Gardens)