Coach Spotlight: Megan Lambert

Meet Megan, our newest coach at Hobe Lake Ski Club! From skiing in college to working at ski schools over the past six years, Megan is excited to introduce people of all ages to the sport of waterskiing.

Megan Lambert

Hometown: Brownsburg, Indiana
Occupation: Waterski Coach, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  1. When and where did you learn how to ski?

My dad taught me to ski when I was 5 years old on a public lake in Indiana. Growing up, we would drive an hour to the lake and set up a portable slalom course and then later we joined a ski club.

  1. What is your favorite waterski memory?

I have so many memories it’s hard to choose one. Skiing with my cousins and grandparents at Dale Hallow Lake, my dad and I qualifying for our first nationals the same year, and watching my parents run down the shoreline when I won nationals this year are definitely among the highlights.

  1. What do you love most about the sport?

Definitely the friendships! Some of my best friends are from working at ski schools and skiing on the Purdue Waterski Team.

Megan Lambert

Coach Spotlight: Wim DeCree

Meet Wim, one of our coaches at Hobe Lake Ski Club! With 40 years of experience in the sport of waterskiing, we are lucky to have him coaching at our ski school.

Wim DeCree

Hometown: Growing up — Humbeek, Belgium
Currently — Hobe Sound, Fla.

  1. When and where did you learn how to ski?

My dad taught me to snow ski at 3 years old and waterski at 5 years old. We always had a boat and would go out every weekend in the summer.

  1. What is your favorite waterski memory?

There are so many great memories since I’ve been in the sport for 40 years now. It could be winning my first Nationals or European Championships, but I would say the training sessions with my dad and friends in Belgium bring back great memories.

  1. What do you love most about the sport?

My love for the sport has evolved over the years. I love the feeling of gliding over the water, cranking a big turn and accelerating, but I also love the camaraderie and friendships that develop as a result of spending quality time together at the lake.

Healthy Hamstrings

Like most athletes, skiers are notorious for having tight, inflexible hamstrings.  In sports, tight hamstrings are a cause of low back pain and knee pain. However, just because this is common, doesn’t mean that there is no solution.

Hold a stretch, like the band hamstring stretch in the video above, for one minute each leg every day and see your hamstring flexibility improve. It will take time and consistency, but the winter months are a perfect time to focus on recovery and mobility to be ready for the upcoming ski season. 

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New Radar Ski Gear!

We are excited to announce that we have new Radar kids gear for our demo program.

We have been affiliated with Radar Skis since our inception in 2017 and love the thought and effort they put into each of their products—and their kid’s equipment is no exception.

Radar kids waterskiing gear

Check out the highlights of our favorite new items below and schedule a ski set with us today to get your child on the water.

Radar’s Youth Gear

Youth Combo Skis: Radar has two different sizes of youth combo skis to accommodate all kids. Our favorite thing about the Firebolt Combo Skis, is that they come with markers so kids can color and customize their own skis.

Youth Coast Guard Approved Lifejackets: The best part about Radar’s youth lifejackets is that they have a fleece lining to prevent skin irritation and thus avoiding a common excuse for not wanting to wear a flotation device.

Handles: We love teaching kids how to slalom ski and Radar’s Deep V Handle is perfect for helping kids keep their ski straight in the water while learning a deep water start.

We are excited to share our new equipment with you!