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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


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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…
Please call me........4049353836
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.
At 4:53am on July 15, 2008, Erik Anderson said…
You said you started diving in Guam. So I take it you were a military-kid? How is the diving on Guam? Is it true about the snake problem on the island? I'm full of questions, so bear with me.
At 1:54am on July 12, 2008, Jimi Mack said…
Howdy Mariesa, thanks for taking a moment to visit my web page. It's still under construction. Underwater photography is a passion for me and I'm still working to capture that ultimate picture. My most recent trip was to Egypt. Diving the red sea was an adventure. Thanks for adding me as a friend. Happy bubbles to you and I look forward to talking again. Jimi
At 8:28pm on July 10, 2008, Erik Anderson said…
I started diving on believe it or not, a "double-dog-dare" back when I was living in FL. The hating the beach part was my first, last and only beach dive (St. Thomas). It took me weeks to get the sand out of my gear. Usually when you go to the beach, you find sand weeks later in places you didn't know you had! Even in the car you didn't drive to the beach! That's why I'm dock to boat to water only. I'll save the baech for nice evening stroles but even that'll be limited.
At 4:40pm on July 10, 2008, Sunny Kalani said…
Who knew I could access this site through the firewall on my Volunteer San Diego computer?? Just snooping around, wanted to say hi! I go back to work on Monday, finally. But, until then, just volunteering. Love you! What's going on this weekend that you won't be around?
At 2:54pm on July 10, 2008, Douglas Carrington said…
Hey Mariesa,
Thanks for the invite! I will definitely thank her when i get the chance!
Talk with you later!
At 1:50pm on July 10, 2008, DaDrinkDroppa said…
Thanks for the Love,

Yes the pictures with the cooler were the Striped Bass, and the ones on the boardwalk were the Porgies. Most of the pictures were taken on Long Island, in Montauk. We do a fishing vacation there every Oct.

Almost time to go again, I can't wait.

I have more picture I will be adding very soon, be on te lookout. Thanks for adding me as a friend, we will chat again soon.

Take care,

At 3:04pm on June 17, 2008, Sunny Kalani said…
I was given a great opportunity to teach the adult swim lessons this summer.. however, I've only subbed one class and that was last year. I have no experience, maybe I'm just really nervous, but I can't even find a place to begin when it comes to teaching adults! This is the big break I've been looking for, but I don't even know how to start writing lesson plans. Help!
At 2:31am on June 14, 2008, Sunny Kalani said…
Got some fun news, training for a triathlon in September, and I'm picking up hours as an inclusion aid for the City. It's going to be a busy summer, but I'm crossing my fingers that you'll come visit me!
At 12:25pm on June 3, 2008, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining Mariesa!

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