6-Month-Old Skis Across Lake; Parents Say It's a Record

Zyla doesn't walk yet, but video shows her skiing across Lake Silver in Florida

A 6-month-old girl whose professional water-skier parents put her on junior-size water skis last week glided 686 feet across a man-made lake in what her parents say sets a youth record.

Keith St. Onge said in an interview Wednesday that his daughter Zyla could have kept going if the boat hadn't reached the end of the lake.

The 30-inch Zyla, who doesn't yet walk, skied across Lake Silver in Winter Haven, Florida, last Thursday.

She stood on junior-size water skis that were attached to each other by wood. She gripped a handle bar attached to the skis.

Adults treaded water on either side of Zyla's path.

USA Water Ski spokesman Scott Atkinson didn't return a phone call and email inquiry from The Associated Press about whether Zyla had set a youth record, but he confirmed the veracity of video to the NBC. 

"USA Water Ski does not keep track of such records as youngest or oldest ever to water ski," Atkinson said in an email, adding that he found the video to be "priceless."

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