Courtesy of Pat Robbins, La Jolla Light, California.
But Sandy Erickson née Coggan and the Aquatic Board at the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex at La Jolla High School have agreed to create a large mosaic mermaid in commemoration of Cleveland at the 50m outdoor pool, one of the most heavily used aquatic complexes in San Diego and her alma mater.
After battling pancreatic cancer and decades of inspiring and mentoring many swimmers of all ages, Cleveland passed away at 61.
The mosaic will be a touching and appropriate tribute to Cleveland who was the first female on the La Jolla High School swim team, served as a swim coach at the school and other luminaries of the sport.
Donations can be sent to Pat Robbins at 314 Ricardo Place, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA in the form of a check made out to (mosaic artist) Jane Wheeler. Alternatively, financial contributions can be sent on the GoFundMe site.
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