Shortline Lake was built in 1982 in Elk Grove, California. It was the dream of Will & Elaine Bush and Jim & Kathy Bristow.¬† On July 4, 1982, Will Bush, was the first skier to touch the serene waters of the future record tournament site. Shortline Lake sits on 45 acres. There are 5 homes sites – Bush’s, Canepa’s, Detrick’s, Goldman’s and Joe & Brandy.

Shortline Lake has been host to hundreds of local tournaments, Western Region Championships (’93 & ’96), Collegiate Regionals, Nationals and National All Stars, Disabled Regionals¬† Disabled Nationals, SacTown Pro Event, 2015 IWWF Disabled Water Ski World Championships, the California ProAm, and many USA Water Ski / AWSA Towboat tests to name a few.