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Thursday, May 26, 2016

This baby from Winter Haven is probably the world's youngest water skier

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 2:55 PM

  • Photo via Lauren St. Onge/Huffington Post
At just six months and 27 days old, Zyla St. Onge is already a water skiing star.

Zyla's professional water skiing parents, Keith and Lauren St. Onge, captured the baby soaring across a lake in Winter Haven for 686 feet, turning her into a water skiing sensation and a possible record-holder for the "world's youngest water skier".
Lauren told Huffington Post that Zyla beat the previous record-holder by two days.

According to People, the previous record-holder, Parks Bonifay, earned the title at 6 months and 29 days old and zoomed 100 feet at Florida's Cypress Gardens.

However, these records aren't confirmed. The Guinness Book of World Records and USA Water Ski told Huffington Post they "don't track such feats".

Regardless, this infant is already a water skiing superstar.

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