17th December 202

We’re heartbroken to hear about the passing of one of the greatest water ski champions and IWWF International Hall of Fame Inductee, Liz Allan Reid.

No one has ever dominated a skiing division for as long a period and to such a degree as Liz Allan.  She was world overall champion three times: 1965, 1969, and 1975 including a clean sweep at the 1969 World’s, a feat which has never been duplicated. She set four World Jumping Records from 1965 to 1974 and a World Slalom Record in 1975. Liz was on the US team for the World Championships 5 times and won 11 gold medals.

Liz’s dominance elsewhere was equally impressive. She competed in four Group I Championships and won the overall at each of them. In the US Masters tournament she won the overall in 9 consecutive years and also picked up a total of 38 US National gold medals competing from the Jr. Girl’s division to the Open Women’s division.

IWWF sends its deepest condolences to Dr Bruce Reid and his family

About the IWWF:  The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) is the world governing body for towed watersports and has over 90 affiliated Federations worldwide. It was founded in 1946 in Geneva, Switzerland. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole authority for towed watersports. The IWWF is an affiliate member of the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federation (ARISF) and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). The IWWF’s sports disciplines include, amongst others, Tournament Waterskiing (slalom, tricks & jump), Wakeboard, Cable Wakeboard, Cable Waterskiing, Disabled Waterskiing, Show Skiing, Ski Racing, Barefoot Waterskiing & Wakesurfing

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