The Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Club was founded in 1980 as an Illinois non-profit organization with a mission to:
- Provide free, quality water ski entertainment to the Quad City area.
- Become a nationally recognized show competition water ski team.
The Club is a family-oriented organization with families making up 68 percent of the Club’s 150+ members. The ages of the skiers range from three to over 60. Club members consist of both skiers and non-skiers, all of whom are important to presenting the best water ski show possible.