Chute named to Canadian Pan Am waterskiing team

Olivia Chute of Windsor Junction is laser-focused as she gets ready for another trick during a practice run on Third Lake on July 11 in Windsor Junction. The beach at the WJCC is seen in the background. (Healey photo)

WINDSOR JUNCTION: Olivia Chute is heading to Chile to represent Canada at the Pan American Water Ski championships next month.

Chute, of Windsor Junction, is the lone Nova Scotian on the 32 member teams, which includes Under-14; Under-17; Under-21; Elite; 35-44; 45-54; and 55-plus teams.She is a Lockview High student.

There are four from Quebec; three from B.C.; and one each from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The remainder—22 athletes—are from Ontario.

The IWWF Pan American Water Ski Championships will take place Nov. 12-18 in Santiago, Chile.

“I’m excited for this team as we have strong representation in all events” said National Team Head Coach Steve Bush in a release.

The team will be led by National Team Head Coach Bush and supported by Junior team coach Cole Grant, Dr. Joe Quigg (medical) and Darren Wharrie (athletic therapist).