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A 6-month-old baby on water skis? Believe it!
Some babies aren't even crawling by 6 months of age—but not Zyla St. Onge of Polk City, Fla. She can't walk yet, but she water skis. And she doesn't just water ski, she breaks world records.
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According to ABC News, this past Saturday the little girl broke a decades-old record of being the youngest water skier—not just in Florida, not just in the U.S., but in the world.
The infant skied 686.4 feet, according to ESPN, and she was cheered on every moment of her extraordinary feat. Now Zyla, who was 6 months and 27 days old at the time of her world record ski, has bragging rights over Parks Bonifay, who previously held the record at 6 months, 29 days.
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Even though safety precautions were taken—Zyla wore a life vest and held onto rails while she water skied—the idea of putting a baby on water skis is just preposterous, if you ask me. World records aside, a baby girl this young on water skis is just an accident waiting to happen.
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We live on a lake and have a boat, and even putting my 7-year-old on water skies this summer has me feeling jittery. But maybe I'm a prude. This 5-year-old on a surfboard is pretty amazing!
What do you think?