Kim de Macedo seting up a rooster tail

It seemed as if Kim deMacedo was born with boards on her feet. She almost was, having taken up the sport of water skiing at age 4 on the waters of Shawnigan Lake. That early introduction saw her develop at a far faster rate than the competitors she was facing when she began competitive skiing at age 11. It's no small wonder she qualified for the national championship tournament in 1983 after having mowed down her B.C. competition. Kim won her first Canadian overall crown in 1984 and set a dozen national records in her early teens. She continued to push the limits of her body and equipment and ultimately developed into the pre-eminent female water skier in Canada. Between 1989 and 1999, she captured eight national overall titles by outperforming her opponents in all three categories. She represented Canada many times at competitions in the U.S. and abroad and was a key contributor to the national team's gold medal win at the 1993 World Championships in Singapore. Kim captured the women's jump title and was second overall, feats that helped solidify her ranking among the top three female water skiers in the world. A couple of Kim's other outstanding achievements were winning the overall crowns at the 1992 Pan American Championships and the 1993 U.S. Open title

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Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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