Dick Blick (swimmer)

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.

Dick Blick
Personal information
Full nameRichard Adolph Blick
National teamUnited States
Born (1940-07-29) July 29, 1940
Los Angeles, California
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight192 lb (87 kg)
ClubNorth Central Swim Club
College teamNorth Central College

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" Archived 2007-09-04 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 30, 2008)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dick Blick". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-01.

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