About WBC

The World Barefoot Center is owned by World Champion Barefoot Water Skiers, Keith St. Onge and David Small.

Keith and David grew up on opposite sides of the world. Keith learned to barefoot from Mike Siepel at the age of ten on Lake Umbagog in New Hampshire. He was coached and trained by his cousin, Gary “Swampy” Bouchard and began competing at the age of eleven. David grew up in Great Britain, and began barefoot water skiing when he was twelve.

The two men became intense rivals in 2002, when they battled for the World Championship. David claimed the Overall titles in 2002 and 2004. Keith swiped the Overall in 2006 and 2008. The rivals became business buddies and friends in 2009 with the formation of the World Barefoot Center.

Today, the World Barefoot Center is the premier ski school for barefoot water ski instruction from beginners to professionals of all ages. There are over 30 sponsored skiers on the WBC team who are dedicated to competition and expansion of the sport.

WBC staff includes: Swampy Bouchard, Judy Myers, A. J. Porreca, Ben LaFrance and Ben Groen.

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