The Bathing Girl Parade of Seal Beach California, circa 1917. Patriotic parachutes tied around the waist with a piece of hemp rope seemed to be the bikini style of the day, turning even the most voluptuous, curvy beauty of the flapper era into an amorphous balloon.
Patricia McCormick was born May 12, 1930
in Seal Beach, California. Pat McCormick is a
retired female diver from the United States,
who won a total number of four gold medals
at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952
and 1956). Her double-double Olympic diving victories have been matched only by Greg Louganis among the men.