Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team    19-Time National Champions    Janesville, Wisconsin

The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team performs twice-weekly water ski shows and is the most successful water ski show team in the world, having won 19 U.S. National Championship titles among its 62 total tournament victories. The Rock Aqua Jays use its shows as a platform for teaching its members and the public about safe boating and water-skiing.

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Year Started: Founded in 1961.  Incorporated in the state of Wisconsin in 1980.
Membership: Over 175 active, social, and honorary members
Legal Name: Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc.
Legal Organization: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. is a registered Wisconsin corporation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit status approved by the Internal Revenue Service and charitable organization status granted by the state of Wisconsin, Department of Financial Institutions (credential number 3705-800).
Governance: Elected, non-compensated board of directors consisting of 11 officers: president, vice president of fundraising, vice president of sponsorships, treasurer, secretary, show director, membership director, fleet manager, facilities manager, concessions manager, and director at large (or immediate past president).
Funding Sources: The Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Club, Inc. is funded solely through donations, traditional fundraising, advertising, sponsorships, food/beverage sales, hosting special events, membership dues, and the sale of logo merchandise. The organization does not receive any public funding for its operations.
Performances: Every Sunday and Wednesday evening from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Show Site: RAJ Stadium on the Rock River at Traxler Park in Janesville, Wisconsin
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1046
Janesville, WI 53547-1046
Office Address: Old Towne Mall
20 S. Main St. Ste. 24
Janesville, WI 53545-3959
General Inquiries: (608) 754-5879 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web Addresses: www.rockaquajays.com (primary) and www.rajnation.com (secondary)
Products/Services: Education and Entertainment
Audience: Residents of Janesville and south-central Wisconsin seeking to learn about water-skiing and safe boating and be entertained by our performances
Events & Activities:
  • Sunday and Wednesday evening water ski show performances
  • Learn to water ski clinics
  • Mercury Open Water Ski Show Tournament (host and compete)
  • Wisconsin State/Regional Water Ski Show Tournament (compete)
  • Division I National Water Ski Show Tournament (host and compete)
  • World Water Ski Show Tournament (host)
  • Host other water ski tournaments and special events
  • Partnership with UW-Whitewater collegiate water ski team
  • Fundraisers to support show operations
  • Independence Day on the Rock event and community-sponsored fireworks display
  • Fright Factory haunted house fundraiser
Accomplishments:
  • 19 U.S. National Championship titles
  • 16 Wisconsin State Championship titles
  • First amateur team to build a 3-tier pyramid (1974)
  • First amateur team to build a 4-tier pyramid (1981)
  • First amateur team to build a 5-tier pyramid (1993)
  • Highest scoring act in history of water ski show competition (482 out of possible 500 points for a 4-tier pyramid in 1985)
  • World-record for largest pyramid built by one team and during competition (44-person triple 4-tier pyramid in 2003)
  • World-record for largest front barefoot line behind one boat (21 barefoot water skiers in 2009)
  • World-record (co-holder with Chinese water ski team) for largest pyramid built outside the U.S. (55-person quadruple 4-tier pyramid in China in 2012)
  • World-record for largest pyramid ever built by one team (47-person quadruple 4-tier pyramid in 2013)
  • First amateur team to perform and compete in the Peoples Republic of China
  • First amateur team to perform in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon