Geordie Newlands started working for Summer Water Sports in 2001, and worked his way to the top. He purchased the company in 2006 and has remained the director. During Geordie’s first 5 years with Summer Water Sports he worked in almost every role, making him the right guy to run the company. Geordie attended the University of Guelph, graduating in 2006. He now lives full time in Port Carling, where he is a member of the Port Carling Fire Department. Geordie loves all aspects of water skiing. When he’s not on the water he enjoys downhill skiing, curling, playing hockey and running.
Charlie Newlands has established himself as one of the worlds top professional Show Skiers. Charlie has been working at Summer Water Sports for the past 10 years. During the winter months Charlie travels all around the world, spending most of his time in Australia. Charlie skied at Sea World Australia from the start of 2008 till the last ski show in July 2009 after 37 years at the park. He works for 2 major water sports companies in Australia, Splash Down Entertainment and H2O Events for the few months of the year that he is in Australia. Charlie also skies with amateur ski teams such as the Stars Down Under, Mulwala Water Ski Club and the Western Australia Ski Show Team. Over the last 5 years Charlie was in Malaysia, India and China. In 2007 he worked in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with H2O Entertainment. In 2010 Charlie was in Chennai, India where he skied all 58 perfect shows at the Kishkinta theme park with H2o Productions. 2011 in China at the Horticultural Expo in Xian. Charlie skied there from April to June as the lead show skier. Charlie lead the way at the Ontario Place Extreme Wake Series for the last 2 summers as well as the SWS Monday and Tuesday night shows in Muskoka. Once summer was over Charlie was back to China for a 10 day water ski show in the town of Pengshui. Now back in Australia and China, Charlie will be leading a series of shows until the Spring when he returns to Canada in preparation for the summer months. Charlie will be taking the first ever Canadian National Show Ski Team to the compete at the1st ever World Show Skiing Tournament in Janesville Wisconsin September 14-16 2012
Geoff first came to Summer Water Sports in the Summer of 2006. He had spent the previous six summers working at a children’s residential camp. Geoff, the native of Mississauga, is a graduate of Fanshawe College where he studied Recreation and Leisure Services. Geoff is currently enrolled at Laurentian University where he is taking Sociology. You may recognize Geoff as the wonderful announcer of our Ski Shows. Geoff looks forward to entertaining you all summer long
Dave started with Summer Water Sports in 1999; he has worked his way through all locations and departments of SWS. Starting in 2011 Dave will be operating SWS’s newest venture, SWS Marine, located on Lake Rosseau. Dave achieved a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Dalhousie University, graduating in 2006. He then worked four years on Bay Street, Toronto; but he always seemed to find his way to Muskoka to perform in countless ski shows. After realising the suit and tie weren’t for him Dave helped finance a renewable energy company as well as a very robust hops farm. During the winter months Dave spends his time as Downhill Ski coach.
Coming from Mississauga Ontario Steve has been our director of the waterfront at Clevelands House since 2008. He has also evolved into one of Canada’s top show drivers and was recently added to the 2012 National Ski Show Team. Along with the many years of teaching skiing to adults and children with SWS he is also an examiner for the waterski/wakeboard instructors course. Steve spends his winters building world cup snowboard venues and terrain parks all across Canada. You may have seen some of his handy work while watching ski and snowboard events at the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics.