Instructor: April Coble Eller

April Sking

Date of Birth March 23, 1973
Education 1995 Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDegree:Biology/Pre-Med
Occupation Professional Water Skier
Owner & Head Coach at Coble Ski School
Accomplishments
  • 2010 Malibu Open Slalom Champion
  • 2008 World Water Ski Team Champions
  • 26 Times US National Champion
  • US Masters Overall Champion
  • USA Water Ski Athlete of the Year (2 times)
  • USA Water Ski Coach of the Year
  • MasterCraft Boats Pro Team Skier of the Year
  • Olympic Festival Gold Medalist
  • Jr. World Champion in slalom and overall
  • World University trophy Overall Champion
  • 2000 Sports
    Illustrated
    “Faces in the Crowd”
Current Status
  • US Ski Team Member
  • Competitor on the World Cup Professional Tour
  • Competitor on the US Pro Water Ski Tour
  • US Jr. World Team Coach
Coaching Highlights
  • 2005 Gold Medal World Team Coach – Germany
  • US Jr World Team Coach (2004-present)
  • 2000 Pan American Jr. and 17-21 Elite Teams
  • 2001 Pan American Championships – Chile
  • Host of 3 USOC Jr. Dev. Camps for USA Water Ski
  • Head Coach at Coble Ski School (1995-present)
Executive Committees
  • USA Water Ski AAC (Athletes Advisory Council)
  • USA Water Ski Committee Member: Jr. Development, Safety, coaches, Sports
    Science
  • Water Ski representative at the US Olympic Congress
  • 1999 Member of the Raleigh Pan Am Bid Committee
  • “Olympic Hopeful” guest speaker for the USOC Champions in Life program
Sponsors MasterCraft, HO, PumpRockr
Best Performances Slalom: 5 buoys @ 39 feet offJump: 154 feettrick: 5,750 points