POLK CITY, Fla. – USA Water Ski is pleased to announce that WakeScout (WakeScout.com) has signed an agreement to continue its sponsorship of the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding through 2013. In addition to its Gold Sponsor and Official Travel Partner designations, WakeScout.com will be recognized as a sponsor of the 2012 and 2013 GOODE Water Ski National Championships and 2012 and 2013 Division 1 Show Ski National Championships.

“WakeScout provides a great service for our clubs and members, said Steve Upp, USA Water Ski’s director of partnerships. “We encourage all of our clubs to get listed on WakeScout to help them connect with new water sports enthusiasts.”

With more than 1,400 listings in 79 countries worldwide, WakeScout is the water sports community’s online resource to discover and share information about all the places throughout the world where you can get on the water to enjoy your favorite water sport. No matter where your travels take you, WakeScout will help you find resorts offering water sports to their guests; schools offering instruction and training in a variety of disciplines; clubs welcoming non-members to join them for a day on the water; charters offering to take you out for a ski or board session; cable parks where you can just grab a handle and hit the water; and marinas offering ski boat and equipment rental. For more information, visit www.wakescout.com.

“Everyone at WakeScout is thrilled with the opportunity to continue to work with USA Water Ski to help promote the growth of our sport nationwide,” said Bill Luczo, founder of WakeScout. “Young or old, beginner or pro, whether you get on the water a few days a week or a few days each season, the common bond we all share is a passion for getting on the water. We look forward to continue our effort providing a great resource for all the members of USA Water Ski.”

USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.