Abby is one of our newest members, just joining the club with her father, Andy, back in July – however it feels like she has been with us for a LOT longer! Abby was our 2018 Rookie of the Year with good reason – as she has participated and learned so much in such a short time – from handle doubles, ballet line, step offs, toe-holds, and pyramid climbing – where she is now the third tier on our pyramids! Her attitude and smile are contagious and she is a joy to work with – watch for big things from Abby in 2019, as she has quickly become one of the clubs rising stars.
Name: Abby Marks
Hometown: Holden, MA
Skiing for: 2 years
Years in the club: Joined in July, 218
Ski Activities: Slalom, Handle Doubles, Pyramid Climbing, Ballet Skiing, Dock Start, Step Off
Favorite Ski Activity: Ballet Skiing – Toe Holds and Seat Holds
Goals for 2019: Currently, I am working on Pyramid climbing at the pool, this weekend we worked on our 3 tier pyramid where I was the top level which was scary but extremely cool to be that high off the water. When ski season starts this spring, I want to focus on ballet skiing and slalom skiing. We have an old pair of trick skis that I want to learn to ski backwards on as well.
Activities outside of Ski Club: Outside of water sports, I really like to play Lacrosse. This summer I was selected to play on the Revolution Club Lacrosse team and we have played tournaments at UMass, Brown and even took a weekend trip to New Jersey. I am also part of my school’s running team and learning to snow ski at Mount Wachusett.
Advice to new skiers: “My advice is – no matter how hard it is, you always have to keep trying because eventually you will get it!”