Dick Cleveland

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Dick Cleveland
Personal information
Full name Richard Fitch Cleveland
Nickname(s) "Dick," "Spoofy"
National team  United States
Born (1929-09-21)September 21, 1929
Honolulu, Hawaii
Died July 27, 2002(2002-07-27) (aged 72)
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Ohio State University

Richard Fitch Cleveland (September 21, 1929 – July 27, 2002) was an American competition swimmer, three-time Pan American Games champion, and former world record-holder.

Cleveland enrolled at Ohio State University, where he swam for the Ohio State Buckeyes swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.

At the 1951 Pan American Games in Bueonos Aires, Argentina, he won gold medals in the men's 3×100-meter medley relay, 4×200-meter freestyle relay, and 100-meter freestyle. At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, he competed in the 100-meter freestyle but did not qualify for the event final.

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