Each of these families graciously shared their homes, boats and site access in order to give these skiers the opportunity to keep up with their training. The weekends were comparable to tournaments, with a running order to keep track of sets and outdoor spaces set aside for tent camping. Days were filled with skiing from sun up to sun down, with skiers eagerly waiting on the dock bright and early, and holding on to the last bit of sunlight in the evenings. Sanctioned drivers drove their fellow skiers and others would offer up their coaching from the boat. Everyone pitched in on cooking to share large, family-style meals with their friends.
The AWSA season immediately followed the last collegiate weekend in June, which allowed the participating skiers the perfect Segway into summer tournaments. Twenty-eight of the 32 summer participants competed in AWSA tournaments over the summer. For 20 (or 71%) of these competitors, it was their first time EVER competing in an AWSA tournament. At the end of July, there were 17 collegiate summer skiers at SCR Regionals and 11 at AWSA Nationals in Maize, Kansas.