Thank you to everyone that participated in our UCanSki2 Event on October 11, 2014! To learn more about this organization please visit: http://www.ucanski2.com/ Congratulations Southern Extreme on your third place finish at the 2014 Southern Regional Tournament!
Visit http://www.lazysprings.com/ Lazy Springs is a family recreation park serving Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties. Lazy Springs will eventually have everything from ATV trails, camping, concerts, 4th of July fireworks, remote controlled boat courses, kayaking and fishing to paintball, air-soft, zip-lines and water ski shows!
Watch the building of our new jump: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcxNE8LMAB0
Directions to Lazy Springs from Fort Myers: Take I-75 to Exit 131, and head east for approx. 6 miles. Turn right (heading East) on State Road 82. Travel 10 to 13 miles until you see a sign that marks the Lee/Hendry County Lines. Lazy Springs will be on your left shortly after this sign.
Directions to Lazy Springs from Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples (or Longan Lakes): Travel 11 miles East on Immokalee Road into Immokalee, Florida. Turn left at the signal onto Main Street. Travel approximately 4.5 miles until you see a sign that points toward Ft. Myers, turning left onto SR 82 at the flashing yellow light. Travel 7.3 miles on State Road 82 and Lazy Springs will be on the right-hand side of the road, just a few blocks past the big radio tower.
Southern Extreme thanks Sarah Robarge, WINK News Reporter, and Karen for spending the morning with the Team on March 24th, 2013, at Lazy Springs. Links to the Wink News Interviews are below:
Southern Extreme Water Ski Team, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving local families in Southwest Florida. Established in 1999, its members of the Team range in age from 7-79, and families comprise a significant portion of the membership. The Team designs, choreographs and performs water ski shows for the general public, helping to keep this classic art alive. Southern Extreme Water Ski Shows include graceful ballet lines, barefoot and trick skiing, jumps, wakeboarding and more. The show always has a theme and storyline that both entertains and educates the audience about the intricacies of show skiing. Southern Extreme also promotes and provides low cost certified instruction to the general public through quarterly learn-to-ski clinics and encourages interested individuals to join the Team regardless of skill level. A limited number of membership scholarships are available for those demonstrating need. The Team currently has 51 members. The majority of the members are teenagers who come to practice each week building confidence, self esteem and friendships through rigorous practices and instruction sessions. Southern Extreme alumni can go on to ski on college teams and compete at the collegiate and national level. Since several colleges in Florida offer water ski scholarships, Southern Extreme provides an excellent starting point for young people who want to further their education while continuing in their sport. Joining Southern Extreme is the perfect way to become involved in an art form not widely available to most people due to the cost of equipment and scarcity of trained and qualified instructors. We look forward to having you join us!
We gladly accept donations of old used or new ski equipment (ie: skis, ropes, handles, vests, booms, boats, etc.). Financial support also is needed to help with the cost fuel and of maintaining boats, insurance and equipment. Cash donations may be made here on the website under the Sponsors tab or via check sent to Southern Extreme, c/o Holly Schober, 95 Erie Dr., Naples, Florida 34110-1335.
Lazy Springs Video Link: 2013 Video by Richard Ponton taken Sunday March 10, 2013
Southern Extreme Water Ski Team, Inc. is a Florida non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our mailing address is 8767 Coastline Court, Apt. 202, Naples, Florida 34120-4616. Phone No. (201) SKI-TEAM [1-201-754-8326]
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.