About Us

Learn more about the team at DAMS Watersports!

Damien Ackerer

Founder of DAMS Watersports Ltd.

Damien was born and raised around water skiing. His parents gave him the chance to start this exciting gliding sport back in 1985 – since then, his passion for this sport never stopped growing.

As a competitor over the years, being a ten year member of the French National Team, Damien has been evolving with the most advanced and elite athletes, coaches and Ski Schools in the world and won several titles:

  • World Open Team Silver medal in 2005
  • 5 European Team Gold medals
  • 2 European Under 21 Bronze medals
  • 4th at the World games in 2005
  • 10 times National Gold medals

After getting his Masters in Sport and Exercise Science in 2003 at INSEP Paris, and the French Government Diploma in Waterskiing Technique, coaching and Management (2nd Degree) in 2008, he then went on to develop Waterski clinics globally.

This then led to Damien finding his own site where he could set roots and develop his dream ski school!

Damien is supported by

Will Bews

Coach & founder of The Boat Driving Hub

Taryn Bishop

Manager (Paddle Boarding, Open Water Swimming, Caravan Site, Film Location and Events).

Alison Taylor

Front of House & Founder of The Swervery Cafe