Before each skier leaves the dock, they have to set their skies in the direction they will be leaving the dock. The Lake City Skiers do jumps, tricks, a ballet line, barefoot water skiing, swivel skiing and other routines during their shows.
Center, McKenna Hawblitzel, 14, practices building a human pyramid with her teammates before getting on the water during the Lake City Skiers practice at Hidden Lake. The final pyramid includes 12 skiers.
Steve Hawblitzel, 43, performs a trick while using Sky Ski during a Lake City Skiers practice at Hidden Lake. Hawblitzel was recruited to Sea World in Orlando at age and skied there for 15 years.
McKenna Hawblitzel,14, prepares to take off the dock for to practice building the human pyramid on Hidden Lake. All skiers are volunteer, with ages ranging from 8 to about 50-years-old.
Twelve of the Lake City Skiers practice building their pyramid on June 2, 2016, at Hidden Lake. The team is preparing for their first show on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Members of the Lake City Skiers carry their skis from the shore back to the dock after practicing their human pyramid on Hidden Lake. Each show is an hour long, themed-show with two 15-minute intermissions.
Matt Voss, 25, reaches his hands into the water and puts some water in his hair towards the end of practice on June 2, 2016, at Hidden Lake. The shows are on Sundays and Tuesdays at 2455 Hidden Lake Dr., Warsaw.
Skiers have to put dish soap into the bindings of the ski before putting them their feet into the binding. They have to put the soap in because the bindings are tight and it makes it easier to put on.
Brad Potulney, 20, looks onward at a fellow skier after getting into the boat at Hidden Lake. Potulney climbed into the boat after going off a jump during one of the first practices of the season.
Right, Tracey Patrick, 50, practices on using a swivel ski at Hidden Lake during practice. Patrick also performs on the swivel ski, a ski that allows the skier to turn backwards while skiing.
Caleb Patrick, 19, walks out of the water at Hidden Lake after falling off his wakeboard during practice. When a skier falls into the water, they have to raise their hand, wave and smile. This does two things; it allows the boat driver to know where the skier is and it allows the crowd, when there is a show, to know the skier is okay.