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Tampa Bay Water Ski Team Kicks of a New Season of Free Shows

Looking for some unique family-friendly entertainment on St. Patrick’s Day? You’re in luck!

The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team (TBWSST) will be back on the water to begin their free weekly Saturday evening shows on March 17 with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. For many years, this competitive show ski team has competed in numerous state, regional and national events. Achievements include state championships and numerous Southern Regional Show Ski Championship titles. The team has also performed internationally in Spain, the U.K. and China. In 1990 the TBWSST was listed in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for the world’s largest human pyramid. They set another record with a seven-man front flip off a regulation 14-foot-wide jump ramp. That act was performed at the U.S. National Show Ski Championship tournament in Janesville, Wisconsin. Always striving to push themselves further, the team is currently working towards making their four-tier pyramid even higher!   

The team’s Saturday shows feature ballet lines, bare-footers, jumpers, pyramids and more. Themes change weekly and the music for each act is selected to match the theme of the week. Fan favorites include 80s, country and ABBA. Ages of the skiers in the show range from children in elementary school to seniors. Volunteers help with concessions, sound, costuming and site maintenance. TBWSST also offer clinics on Saturday or Sunday by appointment for anyone with a desire to learn to ski. Those who already know how to ski are encouraged to consider joining the team. It really is an activity the entire family can be a part of – whether it is skiing in a show or volunteering on land.    

Shows are held at Tower Lake, located in nearby Oldsmar at 130 Burbank Road. Concessions are available for purchase. Shows and parking are free. A preshow featuring beginning skiers starts at 5:30 p.m., with the main show following at 6 p.m. For more information or directions visit or call Vickie at (813) 917-8354.

By Lisa Stephens


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