Pierre Plouffe

Pierre Plouffe

A champion at the steering wheel

Pierre Plouffe was born in Montreal in 1949.
He attended Collège Mont-Saint-Louis from 1961 to 1967.

  • In 1966, he became the Canadian junior water ski champion.
  • From 1968 to 1976, he was a member of the Canadian national team,
  • Coach of this team until 1989 (named coach of the year in 1988).
  • In 1969, he was champion of the Canada Games.
  • During 1971, he was World Cup champion in Tahiti and Canadian champion.
  • In 1972, he obtained 5th place at the Munich Olympic Games, while water skiing was a demonstration sport.
  • Holder of the Canadian senior category record in jumping, slalom and figures in 1976, he remained Quebec champion from 1965 to 1990.
  • In 1985, he became world champion in the 30 and over age group, while he was senior Canadian champion from 1975 to 1990, then from 2006 to 2019.

Pierre Plouffe has also won four World Championships in combined in 2008, 2010, 2016 and 2018.

  • In addition, between 2008 and 2018, the water ski champion also won several individual trophies in different disciplines at the Worlds.
  • It is also noted that he is the holder of three World records, in figures, jumps and combined.
  • In 2019 in Peru, he won 3 medals at the Pan American Games Slalom, combined and ski jumping.

In addition to these prestigious titles obtained during a long athletic career, Pierre Plouffe was inducted to the Water Ski Hall of Fame by the Quebec Water Ski Federation in 1994, then to the Panthéon des sports du Québec in 2000.

In 1993, with Sylvie Mayrand, he created the Water sport Center Pierre Plouffe that is located on Lake Tremblant's shores. The Water Sport Center gives its customers the possibility of practicing a variety of activities and nautical sports.

In the summer of 2020, the Mont-Saint-Louis Alumni Association welcomed a world-renowned athlete to the Pantheon. He is a model of determination and courage, and inspiring man for new generations.