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
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 Lynbrook High School in Cupertino California and in Kingsburg, California; he is now retired with his wife, Shirley, in San Jose, California.[1]

See also


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

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