Chuck Bittick

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Chuck Bittick
Chuck Bittick 1961.jpg
Bittick in 1961
Personal information
Full name Charles Greene Bittick, Jr.
National team  United States
Born (1939-11-02)November 2, 1939
El Reno, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died April 28, 2005(2005-04-28) (aged 65)
Yorba Linda, California, U.S.
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Sport Swimming, water polo

Charles Greene Bittick, Jr. (November 2, 1939 – April 28, 2005) was an American water polo player and swimmer. He was a member of the American water polo team that finished seventh at the 1960 Olympics. He played five matches and scored three goals. He won three silver medals, two in the 100 m backstroke and one in water polo, at the Pan American Games in 1959–63. In 1960, Bittick briefly held the world record in the 200 m backstroke, and in 1961 he won the 400 yd medley event at the AAU championships, setting a new national record.[1] After retiring from competitions he settled in Yorba Linda, California, where he worked as a broker for Farmer's Insurance. He remained active in recreational sports, and in 1997 climbed Mount Rainier; he also crossed the Sea of Cortés in a kayak, together with his brother.[2]