Cruisin’ Connecticut – Waterskiing Champion Paying it Forward on Lake Zoar

SANDY HOOK, Conn. (WTNH) – We’re “Cruisin’ Connecticut” to Lake Zoar in Sandy Hook. Former waterskiing world champion, Joel Zeisler is paying it forward, building confidence for kids who normally don’t have the opportunity to make some waves.

Joel’s organization, “Leaps of Faith Adaptive Skiers” allows children to soar beyond the boundaries. Ryan Kristafer joined Waterbury Youth Services for a day of water skiing lessons. For many of the students, it was their first experience on a boat, and skiing.

Crosby High School student, Anthony Martinez was a quick learner during his experience on skis. When asked “would you agree you turned into Aquaman?” Anthony replied, “No, I would not agree and I would like to thank Joel and Olivia for this amazing experience. You know I had a lot of fun.”

Joel from “Leaps of Faith” also conducts waterskiing classes for children and adults in the blind and disabled community.

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