Posts tagged "world barefoot center"

What I Learned from Walking on Water

My “Life 180″  began with a simple link from the TODAY show:   Barefoot Water Skier is Landing on Her Feet at 66. I watched the video over and over.  There were no captions, so I couldn’t understand anything that was said, but just watching 66-year-old Judy Myers water ski on her bare feet was... Read more »

A Whack on the Head

Yesterday was just one of those freak things. I was attempting to barefoot water ski on one foot and tripped.  I took a nice little tumble on the water and rolled to a stop.  ”Wow, that was a heck of a fall,” I said to myself.  I rubbed my head and shrugged it off. As... Read more »

A Week of Barefooting Just for Women

In three weeks, the World Barefoot Center will host the second annual Women’s Barefoot Week.  I’ll be down in Winter Haven, Florida for this event on October 29 to November 6th.  If you’re a gal who loves water sports and have always been curious about learning to barefoot water ski, then this is the week... Read more »

Patience, Persistence and Perseverance

  Patience,  persistence and perseverance.  How often do you see all three of those in action? Joann O’Connor is 62 years old, but you’d never guess it.  She’s legendary on Lake Lucerne up in Crandon, Wisconsin: she’s known for water skiing up and down the lake– on her bare feet.    Joann was the first woman to... Read more »

Keith St. Onge, Barefooting Across America

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to water ski on your bare feet, this is the summer to do it!Two-time World Barefoot Champion, Keith St. Onge is doing a “Barefooting Across America” tour with clinics in many cities.  Keith and his fiance, Lauren Lindeman, have been on the road since May.  They are sharing... Read more »

Lauren Lindeman, Show Skier and Barefoot Water Skier

Eight-year-old Lauren Lindeman barefoot water skiing   Lauren Lindeman (Willowbrook, IL/ Winter Haven, FL) started out water skiing at three-and-half years old, hanging on to the boom with her older sister skiing behind her on Lake Chetek in Wisconsin.  “I don’t remember being scared or anything,” said Lauren.  “My entire family water skied, so I learned... Read more »

Women's Week at the World Barefoot Center

Women's Week at the World Barefoot Center
Way back in March of this year, Judy Myers announced that she was going to organize a Women’s Barefoot Week at the World Barefoot Center.  “The sport is dominated by men,” said 67-year-old Judy.  “We never do anything for the women, so this year, we are devoting a whole week just for the gals.” The... Read more »

Glen Plake Goes Barefooting

Glen Plake Goes Barefooting
It’s not hard to spot Glen Plake on the ski slopes with his 15-inch, colorful Mohawk leading the way as he hot dogs down the mountains.  Plake is known as the pioneer of extreme skiing and he has starred in several skiing films. He and his wife, Kimberly, regularly visit the smaller ski resorts around... Read more »