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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

From The New York Times:

Her Parents Thought Swimming Lessons Were a Good Idea

Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

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Nick Gabaldon Day

Time: June 4, 2016 all day
Location: Santa Monica Pier
Website or Map: http://www.blacksurferscollec…
Event Type: free, surfing, lessons
Organized By: Black Surfers Collective
Latest Activity: May 31, 2016

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Event Description

Celebrate Nick Gabaldón Day with Heal the Bay!

From the Black Surfer's Collective Website (link)

Heal The Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, the Black Surfers Collective and other groups will offer a day of activities and free surf lessons for all ages to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón (1927 - 1951), the first documented surfer of African-American and Mexican descent, and the heritage of the historical African American beach site, formerly referred to as the "Inkwell." Gabaldón’s legacy has inspired many surfers of color and otherwise to consider him as a role model. His passion, athleticism and love for the ocean live on as the quintessential qualities of the California surfer.

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