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In 1936 he joined the group of divers from La Quebrada. Raúl  "Chupetas" Garcia, who stood out for being a specialist in high diving, and he was the main promoter of the "Clavadistas de La Quebrada de Acapulco" abroad.  

Specialist in diving from great heights, very young voices Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan) in the film  Tarzan against the world, jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California; Later, with the same actor, he participated in the films  Tarzan and the Mermaids, and  The Lady from Shanghai, alongside Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles.

In other films he alternated with Mario Moreno "Cantinflas" (Pepe  and  Raquel's bolero); Elvis Presley (Enjoying in Acapulco); Gina Lollobrigida (Go naked around the world); Lana Turner (Love has a thousand faces); David Silva, Pituca de Foronda, Isabela Corona, Pedro Armendáriz and the comedian “Chaflán” (Island of Passion), and with Germán Valdés, “Tin Tan”, in several of his films.

He was hired to give exhibitions in various parts of the world. He was known and maintained friendly and working relationships with personalities from politics, art, sports, finance, and with some luminaries of world cinema and beauty. He was an outstanding promoter of Acapulco.


In 1942 he joined the Divers Club of La Quebrada; from 1960 to 1985 he held the presidency. In 1947 he executed the first torch dive in La Quebrada.

The nickname "Lollipops" is due to the fact that when he suffered an accident he injured his lips and teeth, making it difficult for him to eat, so he was prescribed to suck lollipops to deflate the affected parts.

Show off in the book  Guinness  the record of more than 35,000 high dives (the last in La Quebrada on December 11, 1998, at 71 years of age); among many, from 65.6 yards, the one he made on the bridge of General Rafael Urdaneta Lake, in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and from the Topeka ship, anchored in the bay of Acapulco, from 43.7 yards.




Although men predominate among the divers of the Quebrada, there was a woman in the Association who obtained a Guinness record by jumping from a rock 19.7 yards high. Her name is Iris Selene Álvarez Alonso, and she is currently a student, since an injury to her shoulder caused her to withdraw.


Selene dived her first when she was seven years old, "it was a family tradition and also a game, the most difficult thing was climbing, but with practice you adapt to all the challenges, such as rocks and the sea... without practice everything is difficult and there is always fear. Her training began through her father, he took her to the narrow water inlet in La Quebrada so that his daughter would get used to the rhythm of the waves, to know when to start swimming and the technique to get out of the water.

After constant training,  The opportunity came for Iris to make her first dive from a considerable height: 10.9 yards.


"My dad climbed on the stones and started to break one and put cement on it, I told him 'Dad what are you doing' and he was making me a little plank so that I could jump," explained the new diver. Iris remembers that He has never been afraid to throw himself because his father gives him security, although the first few times he felt nervous.

"I was 14 years old when they gave me the recognition in 2007, it was very exciting because it was a surprise when they came to me with the book." Now Iris proudly carries this recognition, raising the name of the "Acapulqueños".


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