Press Release - for immediate publication.

IWSF President, Andres Botero, Appoints
International Collegiate Waterski Commission

Since the inaugural World University Trophy Tournament, in June of 1996, The NCWSA, and the IWSF have been working diligently to bring Collegiate Water Skiing to the world level. Four years of work reached fruition this week when IWSF President Andres Botero announced the appointment of a new IWSF International Collegiate Water Ski Commission charged with developing the sport on an international level.

The IWSF Collegiate Water Ski Commission will consist of Mr. Chris Owen, President of the Irish Water Ski Federation and an appointed official at the 1998 WUT; Mr. Toru Homma, Chairman of the Japanese Collegiate Water Ski Federation and Mr. Phil Chase, Chairman of the NCWSA and a Director of AWSA and USA Water Ski.
 The IWSF CWSC will immediately begin it's work by developing new International Collegiate Rules and seeking FISU recognition and sanctioning of a World University Water Ski Championships.  
Further information on every aspect of Collegiate Water Skiing can be found at http://www.ncwsa.com, the online home of the National Collegiate Water Ski Association in the United States.
Have a look at      http://www.waterskiing.worldsport.com
and     http://www.iwsf.com
for the latest official news from the International Water Ski Federation

For any further information please feel free to contact the IWSF Headquarters.
IWSF Headquarters
CP 5537 BO22
40134 Bologna Italy
Tel: +39.051.615.29.56
fax: +39.051615.5015
email: g.tognala@bo.nettuno.it