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MAKING WAVES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

The Ottawa Water Ski Club - OWSC, formerly the Gloucester Water Ski Association - GWSA -  brings together water ski enthusiasts—both recreational and competitive—with a common passion for spending time on the water. Whether you're just getting comfortable on the water or skiing short line in the course, OWSC is the place for you.

A Long way from the clothesline

Way back in 1922, Ralph Wilford Samuelson was the first person to slap on a pair of "water skis”. With two pieces of wood strapped to his feet and his mother’s clothesline as a tow rope he yelled those two famous words for the first time: HIT IT.