Dick Blick (swimmer)

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Dick Blick
Personal information
Full name Richard Adolph Blick
Nickname(s) "Dick"
National team  United States
Born (1940-07-29) July 29, 1940 (age 76)
Los Angeles, California
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club North Central Swim Club
College team North Central College

Richard Adolph Blick (born July 29, 1940) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. He competed in North Central College Swim Club. He later competed at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where he won a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Blick taught math and physical education for a number of years at the local high school in Cupertino California (Lynbrook High School) and in Kingsburg, California; he is now retired with his wife, Shirley, in San Jose, California.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy– Swimming"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 30, 2008)

External links[edit]

  • Dick Blick – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com