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

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.

Plan for Success!

As temperatures begin to drop and the holidays approach, most skiers are transitioning from on-the-water training to their offseason plan.

Although we recommend a trip to Martin County to escape the cold, we know that training in the gym is just as important. With that being said, here are a few things to think about when creating an offseason training plan.


What is the purpose? Every skier’s goal is to improve his or her practice and tournament scores next season. Having a plan to accomplish this is much more effective than sitting on the couch, eating Cheetos, and waiting for the water to warm up! 


One way to practice this is by scheduling weekly yoga or stretching sessions. Because waterskiing is a sport that repetitively uses the same muscle groups, it’s important to take time at the end of a long season to focus on recovery. This will help the body mend from lingering aches and pains and prepare you to train in the gym.


Another way to optimize the offseason is by following an exercise program. Workout programs can focus on increasing strength, improving mobility, maintaining weight, etc. and all of these components can help you start the next season stronger. 


Lastly, another way to prepare for spring skiing is by processing the good, the bad, and the ugly from this season. Writing out what went well, what technique concepts you learned, what you did to mentally prepare for tournaments, and what you would like to improve next season can help you regroup and start fresh again in the spring.

We’d love to be part of your offseason training plan. For questions and to learn more about skiing with us this winter, email and check out our FAQ page.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The entire team at Hobe Lake Ski Club in South Florida wishes you a very happy and peaceful holiday season and a prosperous 2019!

Wim and Steve MannSteve Mann ran the course for the second time ever at 68 years old and his wife Mickey captured it all. If there ever was a waterski ‘feel good’ video, this is probably it and we want to share it with you.


Enjoy the video and a big thumbs up to Mickey, Steve, and all our skiers that made 2018 so memorable.

We look forward to continue working with and for you in the new year!

— Wim