American Water Ski Educational Foundation Award of Distinction 2002
Inducted into the Florida Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame 2003
Kim Laskoff of Fort Walton Beach learned to ski at the age of 10, entered her first tournament a year later, and set the Girls national slalom record of 2-1/2 buoys at 35 feet off just two years later. At 14, Laskoff was the youngest female to successfully challenge on the International Water Ski Tour. She was a member of the U.S. Junior Team at the inaugural Junior Worlds in Milan, Italy, and her slalom performance contributed to the team winning. In 1984 she was the first in the Girls division to run a full 35 off in a tournament. Laskoff competed in the Water Ski World Championships in 1987 and 1989, winning a gold medal on both occasions. She retired from water skiing in 1992, to continue her studies and earned her law degree in 1997. She has retired from competitive water skiing.