Planning Beforehand Before Participating on an Amateur Water Skiing Competition

Training beforehand is important if you want to have a successful and satisfying competition. Your training should be spaced in such a manner that you peak just at the time of competition. Start at least six weeks before the final date but don’t measure your scores just as yet. Just concentrate on improving your skill and stamina without feeling stressed out or uncomfortable. For tricks, always concentrate on a few variations at a time without trying to do everything at the same time.

Practice all the events you will be participating in and maintain the same intensity during the entire preparation phase. Do remember though that rest is equally important as you would not want to suffer from muscle burnout or risk an injury just before D Day. Always give yourself a rest day at periodic intervals.

Two weeks before the event, start measuring your scores and build intensity. This is also the time to polish your technique and hone your tricks.

Arranging for Proper Sportswear

Water skiing is a sport that is both fun and dangerous. Moreover, there is every risk of your falling into the water time and again. Typical sportswear associated with this activity therefore includes a specialized wetsuit that will cling to your body no matter how hard you fall (regular swimwear is loose and can be washed away easily leaving you mortified). Wetsuits also keep your body warm especially when the water is too cold for comfort. Apart from wetsuit, the next compulsory item is a life jacket, also known as a Personal Flotation Device (PFD). It is both a legal obligation and a sensible decision as a life jacket will keep you afloat in case of accidents.

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