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Alex Lauretano

Alex Lauretano

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Having grown up on a lake in Connecticut, Alex Lauretano's love for water skiing started at an early age. But frozen winters made it difficult to train and compete on the world stage. Alex moved to central Florida at 16 to train and finish high school.

Two years later, she was competing on the pro circuit and setting records.  Alex is a former Open Women national slalom, tricks, jump,  and overall champion, Pan American  Water Ski Championships overall champion, Collegiate tricks and jump  champion, and member of the U.S. Elite Water Ski Team. She was the 2015  AWSA Jumper of the Year and recipient of USA Water Ski & Wake  Sports’ "That's Incredible Award." Her jumping is indeed incredible. She set the Open Women national jump record of 184 feet in  2013 and a new record three years later at 188 feet that still stands today.

Aside from focusing on her training and career, she reached out in many other ways to advance the sport of water skiing and women in professional sports. She is a member of multiple standing committees for USA Waterski & Wake Sports and has been the Athletes’ Advisory Council chairwoman since 2013.

Alex  was a charter member of Girls That Fly, an organization of the top women water ski jumpers in the world formed in 2011. Girls That Fly highlights and promotes worldwide jump events for women and establishes parity for women in areas such as prize money, publicity, and event equality.

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