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.

Member Spotlight: Charlotte Bocly

We love our Members at Hobe Lake Ski Club, and this week we’re highlighting Charlotte, one of our members from the UK.

Charlotte’s passion for waterskiing is evident and we love her drive to continually improve in the sport. Check out her answers below and stay tuned for more Member interviews in the future.

Charlotte Bocly on Hobe Lake

Charlotte Bocly
Hometown: London, England/Palm Beach, Florida
Occupation: Psychotherapist

  1. When and where did you learn to waterski?
    I first learned to ski when I was 5 or 6 years old on my grandmother’s boat in Long Island, New York. (My grandmother skied until she was 80 years old!) I first skied on a slalom course in the UK about 7 years ago.
  2. What is your favorite waterski memory?
    Running my PB—3 buoys at 55k! Also, switching from my recreational ski to a Syndicate slalom ski made it feel like I was skiing on a Ferrari. So, finding the right equipment was a good memory.
  3. What do you love about the sport?
    I love how beautiful and graceful it looks when it’s the hardest thing in the world. I love the adrenaline rush and the feeling of being so strong and being propelled by the boat.