The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team (TBWSST) is located near Tampa Bay in Oldsmar, Florida. As our name implies, the team is involved in show skiing – putting on themed water ski shows to entertain our audiences, and during competitions, to dazzle the judges! The team traces its roots back over 40 years within the region. Today, the team has about 100 members; consisting of skiers, boat drives, sound and stage crew, and other support personnel.
While the result of our efforts may be enjoyable, athletic, and theatrical ski shows; we do have other purposes. We work to promote water skiing, water safety, family participation, training and learning, community involvement, and to have fun on and off the water while meeting these goals.
We are a member of the National Show Skiing Association, and compete within the Southern Region. Through the years, the TBWSST has been one of the top team in the Region, and competitive with the top teams in the Nation. We have won the Southern Region Championship more than any team in the region, and have placed as high as second at the National Championships.
Competing, though, is secondary to our passion to entertain. We put on weekly shows at our site from March through October, changing the themes to keep our shows fresh for our audience. In addition, we put on water skis shows all over Florida, the U.S., and the world; including China, England, Ireland, and Spain.