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The Singapore Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (SWWF), a non-profit organisation, was registered in December 1975 with the Registry of Societies.

In the early 1980's the SWWF organised competitions off Coney Island where they installed a slalom course and jump ramp. Events were also held in the Kim-Kim River in Johor. This was part of the 7-Up and Sprite Series which included teams sponsored by EP Skis, O'brien Skis and Volvo Penta. Some of the competitive skiers were Richard Eu, William Goh, William Teo, Leslie Foo, Zainal Jantan, Jasmie Hussein, Bernatt Tan, Mike Wiston and Ahmad Awang.

The SWWF was permitted to use Jurong Lake in 1983 for National Waterski Training and to host the SEA Games waterskiing event. This was the first time that the SWWF was granted permission to use a fresh-water lake.

At the end of the Games, waterski training and competitions reverted back to the open ocean and a slalom course was installed in Ponggol River off Matilda Beach Resort.

In 1987, the SWWF was granted permission to use Kallang River for National Trainaing and competitions. This was part of the nation's Clean River Campaign initiated by the Prime Minister. The SWWF organised the Asian Open Waterski Championships that year and the 1988 Asian Australasian Championships a year later. In 1993, the SWWF organised the World Water Ski Championships. The World's top waterskiers came to compete and the event was televised worldwide.


Executive Committee
President
Vice President
Hon. Secretary
Treasurer
Mr Richard Eu
Mr Derek Leong
Mr Steven Tan
Mr Derek Lauchengco

SWWF Highlights


1983 Singapore Team
1983
SWWF organises the waterskiing event for the SEA Games in Singapore at Jurong Lake. William Teo and Jasmie Hussein win Singapore's first ever SEA Games medals in the Men's Trick (silver) and Men's Slalom (silver) event respectively. The Singapore Team wins the bronze medal
   
Paul Fong

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1985
Paul Fong wins Singapore's first international waterski gold medal in the Men's Trick event at the Asian Open Waterski Championships held in Perth, Australia
Paul Fong wins the Men's Trick Event at the MalaysianWaterski Open in Miri, Sarawak
 
Jasmie Hussein

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1987
SWWF granted permission to use Kallang River for National Waterskiing Training and to organise local/international waterskiing competitions
Jasmie Hussein wins a gold in Men's Slalom and Paul Fong wins a gold in Men's Overall at the Asian Open Waterski
Championships in Singapore at Kallang River
Jasmie Hussein wins Singapore's first SEA Games medal inthe Men's Slalom event in Bali, Indonesia. In addition threesilver medals are won by Paul Fong in slalom, tricks
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    1991
Roger Koa wins the Men's Overall event at the Asian Open Waterski Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
    1992
Roger Koa wins Singapore first ever gold medal in men's tricks at the Asian Australasian Championships in Omigawa, Japan edging out top trick skiers from Australia and New Zealand
 
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Hosted the 1993 World Waterskiing Championships at
Kallang Riverside Park. 40 countries from around the
world competed in this event with world's top waterskiers competing; the event is televised live world-wide.
Roger Koa places 24th in Men's Tricks


   
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SWWF organises first ever wakeboard competition in Singapore at Kallang Riverside Park
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1996
Roger Koa wins the Tricks and Overall event at the Asian Open Waterski Championships in Korea
SWSF organises waterskiing and wakeboarding
demonstration at Marina South in conjunction with the
Great Singapore Workout, watched by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
SWWF invites World Wakeboard Champion, Dean Lavelle, to perform a demonstration at Kallang Riverside Park


 
1997 Asian Open Waterski Championships

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1997
Roger Koa wins a gold medal in Men's Slalom at the
Asian Open Waterski Championships in China
Roger Koa wins 3 gold medals in Men's Slalom, Tricks
and Jumps in the SEA Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Suter Tan and May Lwin win two silver medals in the
trick events
 
May Lwin

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2000
May Lwin wins a bronze medal in women's slalom at the Asian Waterskiing Championships in New Zealand
SWWF selects Singapore's first National Wakeboard Team to compete in the 1st International Waterski Federation's World Wakeboard Championships in Montpellier, France. Samantha Knott wins Singapore a gold medal in JuniorLadies event. Roger Koa places 4th in the Men's Openevent
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2001
Roger Koa represents Singapore in wakeboarding at the World Games in Akita, Japan
Suter Tan and Kevin Tan represent Singapore at the 2nd IWSF World Wakeboarding Championships in Sun City,
South Africa
 
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Team Singapore, comprising of Kevin Tan, Yunos Bin Yusop and Carmen Liew, win first wakeboarding medals in an international wakeboarding competition, the Asian Championships

 
 
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2004
Sasha Christian, 11 years old, becomes Singapore’s youngest representative in international competition and places third at the Asian Wakeboarding Championships
in China
SWWF organises first wakeboarding demonstration in Marina Bay at the UIM F1 Race
SWWF organises HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir (first motorised sport in a fresh-water reservoir)
Sasha Christian win Sports section of the Streetstyle Awards 2004
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2005
PUB appoints SWWF to organise Sail Past for the Marina Barrage Commencement Ceremony, witnessed by Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew
Sasha Christian wins Breakthrough Award from Singapore Sports Council
Sasha Christian appears in Singapore’s National Day video, called “40 Today”
SWWF launches first National Junior Wakeboarding Programme, HSBC Junior Riders
Singapore Sports Council appoints SWWF to organise Sail Past and Wakeboard Demonstration at Waterfest by the Bay (at Marina Bay)
SWWF organises 2nd HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir
NEA & PUB appoints SWWF to organise wakeboard demonstration, by Max Christian, for Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during Clean & Green Week at Bedok Reservoir
 
 
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2006
The Singapore Sports School admits Sasha Christian’s as its first wakeboarding student
Singapore’s first Cable Ski Park, Ski360°, opens at East Coast Lagoon
SWWF organises 3rd HSBC Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir # Sasha Christian wins silver medal at Asian Wakeboard Championships, Australia
Singapore wins 1st Team Overall Gold Medal at Asian Wakeboard Championships, Australia
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2007
SWWF organises 1st Wakeboard Rail Jam at Ngee City using a mechanical winch and portable pools
SWWF organises a Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, in conjunction with Waterfest 2007
SWWF organises 4th Wakeboard World Cup at Bedok Reservoir
Sasha Christian wins bronze medal in the Girl’s Division at the Wakeboard World Championships, Qatar
 
 
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2008
Sasha Christian wins silver medal at the Asian Wakeboard Championshps and Asian Australasian Wakeboard Championships, Korea
Max & Sasha Christian perform wakeboard demonstration during the National Day Parade # SWWF organises Wakeboard & Wakeskate Rail Jam at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, in conjunction with Waterfest 2008
SWWF organises 5th Wakeboard World Cup at Marina Bay and 1st Dance Party on the Marina Bay Floating Platform (called the Float presented by the Butter Factory)

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