Dick Hanley (swimmer)

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Dick Hanley
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Hanley at Michigan in 1957.
Personal information
Full name Richard Dennis Hanley
Nickname(s) "Dick"
National team  United States
Born (1936-02-19) February 19, 1936 (age 81)
Evanston, Illinois
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 174 lb (79 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of Michigan

Richard Dennis Hanley (born February 19, 1936) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, he received a silver medal for swimming the lead-off leg for the runner-up U.S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Hanley attended the University of Michigan, where he was a varsity swimmer for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1957 to 1959.[1] He was a member of the Michigan Wolverines' NCAA national championship teams in the 400-yard medley relay in 1957 and 1959 and the 400-yard freestyle relay in 1959, and he also won an individual NCAA national championship in the 200-yard freestyle in 1959.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b MGoBlue.com, Men's Swimming & Diving, Michigan Men's Swimming and Diving All-Time NCAA Champions. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ HickokSports.com, Sports History, NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Champions Archived 2002-02-23 at the Library of Congress. Retrieved February 18, 2013.

External links[edit]

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