The Water Ski Podcast

hosted by Matteo Luzzeri

EP50a: Ski Talk with Matteo Luzzeri (Part 1)


As a way to celebrate 50 episodes since the beginning of TWSP in August 2019, this episode is the first part of an interview with Matteo Luzzeri.

Hosted by Freddie Winter, this two-part series features Matteo's turn in sharing his journey as a skier, coach, tournament organizer, sport psychology expert, and podcast host.

In Episode 50a, Matteo shares the beginning of his passion for water skiing through dad, his ambitions as a junior skier, the decision to pursue studies and water skiing in the United States, and a whole lot more!

Enjoy, and see you next week for 50b ;-)


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EP49: Transcripts, Wikipedia, and The History of Water Skiing


This episode of TWSP is a mix of an announcement and a call to action.

The announcement involves the publication of the TWSP Transcripts, an initial and enormously time-consuming undertaking of transcribing as many TWSP interviews as possible. Beyond the honorable goal of making these interviews accessible to the hearing-impaired population, the goal is to create citable documents for people to use on any report of water skiing.

Here comes the call to action. Wikipedia is a project editable by everyone and possibly the most honorable and interesting experiment ever done on the internet. However, in order to add information, one has to cite sources. Written resources (such as transcripts) are much easier to search and cite, so this should be the job of volunteers easy. Matteo's wish is that people join forces and continue edit Wikipedia with entries about water skiing.

Finally, Matteo would like to thank everyone who has already helped with transcribing the first five episodes so far!

Enjoy and spread the knowledge about the sport! Reach out if you are willing to help and do not really know where to start :)

EP48: Ski Talk with Giannina Bonnemann


Episode 48 of TWSP is with none other than Giannina Bonnemann!

Giannina is a professional water skier from Germany and among the very best overall skiers in the World.

Tune in as she shares her journey with Matteo, including some highlights from her Junior, Collegiate, and Pro experiences. Giannina is particularly well-known for her athleticism and conscientious approach to water ski training, and together with Matteo, she discusses what it takes to become the best skier one can be.

Enjoy this thorough conversation between two friends!


In order to promote the Water Ski Games on World Water Skiers (WWS), we decided to launch an event to all TWSP fans. Called "Anything But A Slalom Ski", the event uses the Zero Buoy Score system to encourage everyone to compete remotely. Please create a profile on WWS if you don't have one, follow the rules, and submit your round. The only additional rule is that you can't run the course on a slalom ski… Post your videos on Instagram and throw in the hashtag #anythingbutaslalomski

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This episode is brought to you by the FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
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EP47: Ski Talk with Cole Grant


Welcome to this episode of TWSP featuring Cole Grant.

Cole is a highly respected water ski coach, currently working at Matt Rini's Ski School. Cole is also a great skier who, through hard work and perseverance, managed to revamp the Ragin Cajuns Water Ski Team at the University Of Louisiana during the early part of the 2010s.

Press play and enjoy this thorough chat among two friends, as Matteo asks Cole about his Junior years balancing three sports at once, how he decided to commit to water skiing, and how all of these experiences contributed to make him the coach he is now. Also, the two talk quite at lengths about coaching, what Cole believes good coaching to be, and a lot more :)

Enjoy!


In order to promote the Water Ski Games on World Water Skiers (WWS), we decided to launch an event to all TWSP fans. Called "Anything But A Slalom Ski", the event uses the Zero Buoy Score system to encourage everyone to compete remotely. Please create a profile on WWS if you don't have one, follow the rules, and submit your round. The only additional rule is that you can't run the course on a slalom ski… Post your videos on Instagram and throw in the hashtag #anythingbutaslalomski

Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-) … and let's keep the momentum going!
If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.

This episode is brought to you by the FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod

If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please
reach out.

EP46: Ski Talk with Matteo Ianni


This episode of The Water Ski Podcast is with Matteo Ianni. Matteo is a great water skier who was a rising star of the sport worldwide during his teenager years. Unfortunately, overtraining landed to a number of protrusions in his back that impeded him from continuing what could have been a stellar pro career.

Sit back as the Matteo talks about his early days as a skier, the early successes and his thirst for high-performance slalom skiing, as well as the injury and the struggle of discovering what the problem actually was. Further, the two Matteos discuss the current state of the sport, the overly permissive tolerances currently present in our sport, and what inspired the guest of this episode to contribute to what became the Water Ski Games.

Enjoy!

In order to promote the Water Ski Games on World Water Skiers (WWS), we decided to launch an event to all TWSP fans. Called "Anything But A Slalom Ski", the event uses the Zero Buoy Score system to encourage everyone to compete remotely. Please create a profile on WWS if you don't have one, follow the rules, and submit your round. The only additional rule is that you can't run the course on a slalom ski… Post your videos on Instagram and throw in the hashtag #anythingbutaslalomski

Take a few seconds to write a review of the podcast on Apple Podcasts, it really helps :-) … and let's keep the momentum going!
If you are enjoying this podcast, please consider a donation.

This episode is brought to you by the FlowPoint Method, a revolutionary and holist approach to water skiing created by Jenny LaBaw and Marcus Brown.
Learn more about the FlowPoint Method by going to
thewaterskipodcast.com/flowpointmethod

If you are interested in advertising on The Water Ski Podcast, please
reach out.