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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:

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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.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

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At 11:57pm on July 10, 2010, Tonyia Esquilin said…
My work number is 7578254669 leave a message, I will call you back. I love and miss you.
At 11:57pm on July 10, 2010, Tonyia Esquilin said…
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At 2:46pm on September 16, 2009, Paul L. Washington, Jr. said…

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. I am just know working this medium.
At 11:05am on February 24, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hi Mariesa,

Errol Duplessis here. I was surfing the scuba membership and came across your information. I am sure that you and your club are getting lots of attention by now. But I was curious about your remark regarding the Atlanta Underwater Explorers. You mentioned that you are not associated with a dive shop or any certifying agency. Oh-hh-h, that makes your club a practicioner of isolationism, which means exclusivity rather than being inclusive. A dive shop owned by an African-American has no chance of being selected or doing business with your club. Also, by not being affiliated with an agency, your club cannot qualify for their liability insurance through an agency such as PADI, etc. I am not trying to be mean or rude, just asking questions, so please take no offense. For what it is worth, the scuba club at Hampton University was named the Underwater Explorers when it was formed in 1983; right now, the club is inactive. Take care.
At 10:18am on December 6, 2008, Robert L. Weaver said…
Hello there from the Atl.
At 9:30am on October 24, 2008, Robeson White said…

How are you doing? Yes, I do surf. I just got into surfing this summer and I find it very relaxing and fun. I actually want to get good enough to visit this place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZn8V7ZMk2U. Do you surf, why did you move out Virginia, where are you from, and are you coming back to Virginia?
At 12:57am on September 17, 2008, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Mariesa,
Hope all is going well for ya. Thanx for including me as a friend, and now that your time is going to be busy, we will expect to hear more from you in the near future. I try to make time for DAP at least once/wk, if nothing more but to welcome newcomers to our site, which I am very delighted to do. Will keep n touch with ya. Darrick aka dswimmerman
At 9:55pm on July 15, 2008, Erik Denson said…
Hello Mariesa,

I saw that you are in Jacksonville and a diver. We have a NABS club in Jax and I am the president of DIVERSe Orlando, a NABS affiliate in Orlando. Are you a regular diver? We do a lot of diving in Florida. Join us sometime. www.diverseorlando.org.

At 9:15pm on July 15, 2008, Dennis Burroughs said…
What is your interest in sailing. Do you currently sail recreationally? Are you interested in lessons?
At 6:18pm on July 15, 2008, Kenneth B. Ellerbe said…
Hi Mariesa,
I'm a member of the Underwater Adventure Seekers (UAS) here in Washington, DC where I live. Dr. Jones has afforded us the opportunity to travel all over the world, in addition to pushing us to acquire additional cetrifications. Some of the pictures that I've shared were taken either in Barbados, Curacao, Bonaire, Fiji and Dominica. I'll look forward to sharing stories with you. Thank you for accepting me as a friend and for your comments.

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