WATCH: Baby learns to water ski

Still frame via NBC News

A 17-month-old Iowa boy is learning to water ski.

Watch Flynn Van Osdel as he skis behind his family’s boat in Davenport.

While it may not seem “normal” for a 17-month-old to learn to water ski, the Van Osdel family is part of the Backwater Gamblers Ski Show team, so starting early seems natural to them.

Flynn is officially the youngest member of the team, and his dad says he hopes water skiing will be part of his son’s life for years to come.

The Backwater Gamblers Ski Show team currently has more than a dozen kids under the age of five on the team, most of them were born into ski team families. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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