After 70 years of playing hard, both on the water and off, the Min-Aqua Bat Waterski Club is letting cameras into the clubhouse…
Started in 1950 by a group of teenagers that noticed their Sunday afternoon ski sessions were drawing a crowd, the Min-Aqua Bats is the longest continually running water ski show in the world. Run entirely by its members, ages approximately 13-24, the lack of parental oversight is one of the many unique characteristics of the club, and arguably a central factor in its longevity. The skiers, a mix of locals and summer residents, perform three days a week, rain or shine, from June until August, for crowds that can number into the thousands. Juggling performances, summer jobs, and the all-consuming task of growing up, the Min-Aqua Bats have remained surprisingly unchanged throughout their 70-year history, playing hard, both on the water and off.