10th August 2022

IWWF is sad to announce the death of Mike Waterman who passed away on Sunday 7th August 2022.

Mike first made an entry into the Waterski Racing scene in Great Britain where he was a member of the Racing Committee for 30 years, latterly in the role of Racing Chairman.

He first made his appearance in the European Confederation back in 1999 when he was elected to sit as a member of the European Racing Council.  He was elected as Chair of the European Racing Council in January 2006.   A position he had held ever since, until his retirement in 2021.

His European position took him to the IWWF World Racing Council where again he was an industrious member and latterly as President of the Council.

These Racing council roles brought him to the Administrative Committee of Europe,  and the Executive Board of the IWWF, where his experience of many years offered insurance advice to these bodies.

Never a skier, he decided to commit his time and energy to the administrative side of our sport.  He was a very well-liked and respected man, and this is testified by the many letters of condolence and tributes that the IWWF has received since his death.

Unfortunately, the last few years brought a number of health issues to the fore resulting in his retirement from all committee work.

Thank you for all you have done for our sport, Mike.   RIP.

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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