Richard McGeagh

Richard Michael McGeagh (born March 11, 1944) is an American former competition swimmer and former world record-holder. McGeagh participated in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. He swam the backstroke leg for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the men's 4×100-meter medley relay during the preliminary heats of the event.[1] He did not receive a medal, however; under the 1964 Olympic swimming rules only swimmers who competed in the event final were medal-eligible.

Richard McGeagh
Personal information
Full nameRichard Michael McGeagh
National teamUnited States
Born (1944-03-11) March 11, 1944
Los Angeles, California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
ClubLos Angeles Athletic Club
College teamUniversity of Southern California

See also


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Richard McGeagh". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 May 2012.

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