Barefoot Waterski Champion Launches Online Coaching

August 2019 Feature

Zenon Bilas, an eight-time national barefoot waterskiing champion, has taken his training expertise online. His personalized web-based coaching program provides youth and adults at all skill levels the tools and support they need to improve their waterskiing, barefooting and wakeboarding.

The cornerstone of the online coaching program is video. Students submit footage and Bilas analyzes it. The focus can range from a general evaluation to working on a specific skill or trick. Returned is a customized regiment based on the performance and the way the student best learns. 

Junior skiers Charity Merriman and Mikey Caruso became world champions under Bilas’s coaching expertise. (

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