Crystalia Blake started synchro in Virginia in 2008. She swam competitively for four years, and learned in her second year she had the talent for coaching, from there she began assistant coaching as well as competing. In 2014, after a serious injury, she began her own team, the Aqua Angels at the age of sixteen. Other coaches saw her talent, and that’s when she started helping the College of William and Mary’s synchro team with choreography and figures. Crystalia moved to Florida after three successful years with the Aqua Angels to continue her physical therapy education. She is excited to continue spreading her passion of the sport to a new generation of athletes through the Gainesville Gaviatas.