Times Spent Outdoors: Priceless!


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  • AZBW|Dec 1, 2017

    Webster Lake is a beautiful New England vacation spot, replete with trees and gently lapping shorelines, summer cottages that dot the lakefront, and children splashing in the shallow water. Webster Lake is also a lie....  Website

  • Boat US|Aug 1, 2017

    The recent fatalities of an 11-year-old girl in New Jersey and a 19-year-old man in Ohio are bringing scrutiny to an age-old summer ritual that’s common on waterfronts across America: swimming near boat......  Website

  • These Steps Can Help Minimize Cases Of Swimmer's Itch At Desert Lakes

    WOT|May 1, 2017

    With recent reported cases of swimmer’s itch at Canyon Lake, there are some preventive measures that swimmers and families can take while visiting the lakes northeast of Phoenix to reduce the odds of contracting the skin rash. Preventive measures include — • Avoid swimming or wading in shallow water with submerged vegetation • Avoid marshy areas • Avoid shallow areas where snails commonly are found • If you feel a tingling sensation on your skin, leave the water imm... Full story

  • WOT|May 1, 2017

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — Wine, kayaking, Arizona. The initial concept seemed to be something of an oxymoron. The parched landscape surrounding the Phoenix airport......  Website

  • Arizona - Our Favorite Frozen Water Sport

    AZBW|Dec 1, 2016

    The Coyotes Curling Club typically conducts two to four public Learn-to-Curl (LTC) events every month during our curling season (September-July). We also conduct private LTC events which are usually team builder opportunities by employers. For someone who had attended a LTC, the next step used to be to join one of our regular leagues. The Club found that LTC graduates were a little intimidated by this because they were not yet confident of their curling skills. This was the motivation for... Full story

  • Pleasant Harbor: Living the Life!

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2016

    Just forty-five minutes from downtown Phoenix, Pleasant Harbor, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Pleasant, serves as a one-stop recreation spot for lakeside fun. Pleasant Harbor RV Resort and Marina (www.pleasantharbor.com) is open to the public 365 days a year, and features Dillon's Bayou restaurant, daily boat cruises, sailing, watercraft and Jet Ski rentals, kayaks, and paddle boards, fly boarding, slip rentals and storage, as well as a full service RV resort with 254 spaces with... Full story

  • Canyon Lake - Dolly Steamboat

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2016

    Experience this spectacular Arizona lake on sightseeing and dinner cruises. Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of Dolly Steamboat. Continuing a tradition of cruising since 1925, Dolly Steamboat now cruises the secluded inner waterways of this beautiful lake. View the majestic desert big horn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other wildlife, water fowl and birds. Experience the unique ambiance that is created by the sounds of plying through the... Full story

  • Saguaro Lake - Desert Belle

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2016

    Enjoy a narrated 90-minute cruise on Saguaro Lake, an easy drive from Phoenix and Mesa. Hop on board Desert Belle, a restored sightseeing vessel with spectacular views of the desert landscape. Snap photos of Tonto National Forest, and look for local wildlife such as bald eagles, coyotes and bobcats. Ride in your choice of an air-conditioned cabin or shaded open-air top deck, with great views from all seats. Drinks are available for purchase on board, or you can upgrade to include preferred... Full story

  • SeaWorld® San Diego Offers A Great Summer Escape

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2016

    SeaWorld® San Diego has a summer full of good times and good vibrations that will transform the park with extended hours, dazzling live entertainment, nighttime animal shows, spectacular fireworks and more! Running through Sept. 5, SeaWorld stays open late on select nights. The party kicks into high gear June 25 when Summer Vibes performances reverberate throughout the park's Mission Bay Theater. We are excited to bring top tier and exciting entertainment to our guests this summer, said... Full story

  • A Salute To The Stars

    AZBW|Jan 1, 2016

    Since 1983, the Arizona Aqua Stars Team has been developing girls and women into nationally accomplished athletes in the sport of synchronized swimming. The past 10 years have seen the AAS team becoming a national force in synchronized swimming. The team has been represented at seven National Age Group Championship Titles and 10 placements on USA National Teams. The AAS philosophy is that all swimmers, young or mature, develop to their full potential and nurture a lifelong love for the sport... Full story

  • Arizona Aqua Stars Adult Masters Team Shines At National Championships

    AZBW|Dec 1, 2015

    The Arizona Aqua Stars (AAS), a nationally recognized synchronized swim team based in Mesa, Ariz., recently competed at the USA Synchronized Swimming Masters Championship in Grand Rapids, Mich. The AAS Adult Masters Team, composed of nine women, aged 21 to 65, took home top awards as well as several National Championship titles: • Katie LaBounty (Chandler) won a gold medal and the top figure award of the entire competition and is now the 2015 Figure Champion in the 20-29 age group. LaBounty a... Full story

  • New Executive Director Appointed By International Waterski &Wakeboard Federation(IWWF)

    IWWF|Dec 1, 2015

    Following the recent Waterski and Wakeboard World Championships in Mexico, the current global boom in Cable Waterski and Wakeboard Parks and also celebrations of the 45th World Cup Stop, the IWWF announced in Switzerland today the appointment of a new Executive Director, Paul Fong from Singapore. He will work closely with IWWF President Kuno Ritschard and the Executive Board. The appointment will commence on March 1st 2016. Paul Fong, aged 50, married with two children, is currently based in... Full story

  • Aqua Stars

    AZBW|Nov 1, 2015

    At press time these "water ballerinas" were competing in the USA Synchronized Swimming Master National Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich. We wish them the best and will report on the results in our next issue. Good luck to (left to right) front row: Katie LaBounty, Scarlett DeLaney; row 2: Christina Mansson, Angela Potter, Laurie Stiff; row 3: Sarah Sottile, Julie Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Deb Anderson; and center back: Coach Becky Thompson... Full story

  • Tempe Town Lake Scheduled to Close for More than a Month Next Spring

    AZYC, Mike Ferrings|Nov 1, 2015

    Replacing the current inflated rubber Tempe Town Lake dam with concrete and steel will shut down the lake-probably next spring-for a period the city estimates will be more than one month, severely affecting activities for Arizona Yacht Club and the Arizona Sailing Foundation. The news came today in an email from Tempe Senior Boating Coordinator Alicia Jerger, saying the new concrete and steel dam will be finished in "February or March," depending on weather delays. At that point the city will... Full story

  • Wakeboard World Championships Opening Ceremony Escapes Hurricane Patricia

    AZBW|Nov 1, 2015

    The spectacular new Mayan Watersports Complex was officially opened just in time to host this week's Wakeboard World Championships of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF). The best Wakeboard talent in the world from thirty countries attended Tuesday's impressive opening ceremony in the very popular Cancun tourist area of Mexico, a short distance from Cancun Airport. When fully completed, the complex will contain two world class Cable lakes plus a boat lake, accommodation and... Full story

  • Frozen Beauty

    WOT|Nov 1, 2015

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  • All Six World Record Holders Head For World Waterski Championships In Chapal, Mexico November 17/22

    IWWF|Nov 1, 2015

    To have all six male and female World Record holders in Waterski Slalom, Tricks and Jump chasing the coveted title of World Champion is guaranteed to create a spectacular contest. Taking place at the perfect Boca Laguna Ski Club site in Chapala, Mexico, this will be the second World Championships staged by the Mexican Waterski & Wakeboard Federation within four weeks. The highly successful Wakeboard World Championships took place there recently in Cancun at the new Mayan Watersports Complex. Wit... Full story

  • Paddle vs. Prop: 'Heads Up' When Boats Are Around

    Boat U.S.|Sep 1, 2015

    When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has led the nation in growth with a 38 percent increase in participation from 2013 to 2014, according to the Outdoor Foundation's 2015 Outdoor Recreation Participation Topline Report. But, as these human-powered watercraft become more common in crowded harbors, busy waterfronts and other navigable waterways, sharing the water with both recreational boats and commercial vessels requires paddlers to up their safety game. With... Full story

  • Tony Klarich Celebrates 50, 50 Times Over!

    Bob Brown, Media Direction|Sep 1, 2015

    CANYON LAKE, Calif. - There are a lot of different ways people celebrate their 50th birthdays, but water skier extraordinaire, Tony Klarich, did something that's never been done before. He planned to attempt to ski/ride on 50 different objects in a single day. Klarich is no amateur when it comes to incredible feats on-the-water. He is a 10-time National and World Champion on a kneeboard, wakeboard, and hydrofoil, but in recent years has become known as the guy who rides and skis on everything -... Full story

  • Prepared Publisher

    AZBW|Aug 1, 2015

    The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is experienced as a pronounced increase in rainfall from an extremely dry June to a rainy July over large areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. During the monsoon season, ominous thunder clouds are fueled by daytime heating and build up during the late afternoon-early evening. Typically, these storms dissipate by late night, and the next day starts out... Full story

  • Parasailing - Flight Safety and Rules

    USCG|Aug 1, 2015

    Last summer, there were two incidents where aircraft towing banners (banner tows) collided with parasail rigs aloft that were being towed by small passenger vessels. Fortunately, there were no passenger injuries, only property damage, but these incidents could have resulted in serious injury or a fatality. This MSIB outlines the applicable regulations and provides guidance to promote safety of parasailing while operating with passengers aloft in the vicinity of banner tow or other aircraft... Full story

  • Be Water-Safe - It's Summer Swim Time

    AZBW|Jul 1, 2015

    It's summer in the Southwest, and there's no stronger call than that of water for all of us to cool off. Whether boating, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, swimming, or participating in any activity on or near the water, being able to swim is vitally important. Enter swim lessons. As we all know, swimming lessons constitute the process of learning to swim. In most countries there is a definition of a number of swimming levels that is reached in the process of the curriculum. The respective... Full story

  • Australia Dominates IWWF Water Ski Racing World Championships

    IWWF|Apr 15, 2015

    The world’s best water ski racers gathered in Wellington, New Zealand, for the 19th IWWF World Water Ski Racing Championships. This was New Zealand’s second time hosting the Championships following Rotorua, and Taupo which hosted the event in 2007. Represented in Wellington were Australia, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Hong Kong, New Zealand and USA. As in the previous 2013 World Championships in Tenerife, Australia once again dominated proceedings in taking home all six World Titles plus the... Full story

  • World Water Ski Racing Championships

    IWWF|Mar 15, 2015

    Today, athletes are arriving in New Zealand's Capital City of Wellington for the 19th World Water Ski Racing Championships. The NZWSRA, which runs all races here, is hosting the event which will take place on Wellington's two centrally located harbour courses at Evans Bay and Oriental Bay. For spectators, these provide outstanding views of all the high speed action on the water. A total of nine current and past World Water Ski Racing Champions will compete with athletes from Australia, Austria,... Full story

  • Olympic Curling Tour Arrives In Phoenix

    AZBW|Feb 15, 2015

    The chance to try the sport of curling with an Olympian arrives in Phoenix, Feb. 20-22! The World Curling Federation (WCF) is advancing its "Olympic Celebration Tour" (OCT) with an upcoming stop at Coyotes Curling Club in Tempe, Arizona. Olympic Curling Silver Medalist from Team Canada, Carolyn McRorie, will be joining the tour - accompanied by Darrell Ell, a Level III instructor and coach who has been to 13 European Curling Championships and two World Curling Championships. The weekend will... Full story

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