Episode 9: Professional Water Skiers: Katie Gray and Peter Hegarty

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Have you ever considered becoming a professional water skier?  Maybe it is currently your passion but you are wondering how to turn it into a career?  In this podcast you will learn from two amazing water skiing pros who turned their passions into careers in two different ways!

Meet Katie Hegarty Gray and Peter Hegarty.  Siblings who grew up in a family that played together and skied together.  

Katie runs Maine Attraction Water Ski Show Team and 207 Water Ski School.  Find out how Katie came into her career and what it takes to run these businesses.  Katie also is a nurse and works at a school for children with disabilities. We talk about her path into nursing, her college experience and about her career in this field.  Also find out how she incorporates her love for the children with her love for waterskiing.

Peter performed for many years for the Maine Attraction Waterski Show Team, but his passion lead him to apply for a job as a pro at Lego Land in Florida.  Find out from Peter what he had to do to land that job and what a day is like working as a professional water skier.  Also learn some tips on what you can do to get to that pro level.

Whether you are looking to become a pro, eager to learn how to waterski or just love watching the performances, you will find this podcast educational and entertaining!

Keywords: St. Joseph’s College, Water Ski Instructor, Water Ski Show Team Director