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Independence Day

Proud host of our community Independence Day celebration. Participate in activities, watch a free water ski show, and enjoy fireworks at dusk.

National Tournament

Proud host of the 40th Division I National Water Ski Show Tournament August 8-10, featuring 14 of the best teams in the country.

World Tournament

Proud host of the second World Water Ski Show Tournament September 12-14, featuring five of the top teams throughout the world.

Upcoming Shows

RAJ Stadium on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wisconsin.


Sunday, July 27 - 4:30pm (B-Team)
Sunday, July 27 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 30 - 7:00pm


Sunday, August 3 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 6 - 7:00pm
Sunday, August 10 - No Show
Wednesday, August 13 - 6:30pm
Sunday, August 17 - 4:00pm (B-Team)
Sunday, August 17 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 20 - 6:30pm
Sunday, August 24 - 4:00pm (B-Team)
Sunday, August 24 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, August 27 - 6:30pm
Sunday, August 31 - 6:30pm

Mercury 75 Years

We perform twice-weekly water ski shows on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. We are the most successful water ski show team in the world with 61 total tournament victories, including 18 U.S. national championships, since 1975. Our shows provide a platform for teaching our members and the general public about safe boating and water-skiing techniques.
This year we will host the Division I U.S. National Water Ski Show Tournament for the 25th time and the World Water Ski Show Tournament for the second time. Over 100,000 people attend our shows and special events each year, resulting in an estimated biennial economic impact of more than $5 million, which also makes us a leading tourist and entertainment attraction in south-central Wisconsin.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded solely through donations, traditional fundraising, special events, sponsorships, advertising, and membership dues. None of our members are paid, and we receive no public funding. In fact, our members pay annual dues to belong.

RAJ Photo Gallery from the 2014 Mercury Marine Open Water Ski Show Tournament

Photos on this site are courtesy of Adam Baker, Carol Schlintz, Jim Kalrath, Roberta Sarow, Rachel Sarow, Joel Shapiro, and Dave Williams.