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The Ski School

What We Offer

It’s Water Sports galore!

From waterskiing, wakeboarding, wake-skating, banana & tube rides, open water swimming, tailored and corporate events to children parties in a great, active & relaxing place to be enjoyed by all – with nothing but Paradise vibes! As we are a new recreational business, we will be introducing new and fun activities through the next couple of years, so stay tuned and follow our journey.

Who we are

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 Degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2003, 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!

Will Bews, coach & site manager at DAMS Watersports Ltd.

His passion for the sport started, like many of us, growing up skiing with his family from a young age.

Since then his passion and involvement in the sport has grown from strength to strength leading to new adventures!

After working in the fire service, he took the opportunity coaching and competing internationally, working seasons instructing and driving in the Greek Islands, Cape Town, Paris, and last winter at Woodford Lakes in Brisbane.

Will’s enthusiasm to increase the popularity and success of waterskiing makes him an asset to the team!

Taryn Bishop, hospitality, events and marketing.

With a love for waterskiing and a creative background Taryn brings a fresh and friendly touch to the club.


DAMS Watersports is located in Southoe near Little Paxton & St Neots.

It’s situated between Paxton Pits Nature Reserve and the A1, North Road – we are 30 minutes West of Cambridge and 70 minutes North of London.

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  • So great to be back up the lake after 8 years away. Friendly, welcoming and expert coaching. Damien, Taryn and Will are great, look forward to spending more sunny days at the lake!

  • Lovely friendly place, lovely people, great coaching!

    S. Jones

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