Famous American Divers

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Greg Louganis
(Only Man and the Second Diver in Olympic History to Sweep the Diving Events in Consecutive Olympic Games)
Greg Louganis
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Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States

Greg Louganis was born to high-school students and was raised by his adoptive parents. Before becoming a renowned diver, he had studied drama and excelled in dance and gymnastics. The four-time Olympic gold medalist is HIV-positive and an LGBT icon. His memoir, Breaking the Surface, was made into a TV movie.

 2 
David Boudia
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Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
 3 
Jordan Windle
(First diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics)
Jordan Windle
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Birthdate: November 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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 4 
Steele Johnson
(Competitive diver)
Steele Johnson
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Birthdate: June 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
 5 
Vicki Draves
(Olympic Athlete)
Vicki Draves
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Birthdate: December 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 11, 2010
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Jon Lindbergh
(One of the world's earliest aquanauts in the 1960s)
Jon Lindbergh
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Birthdate: August 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 29, 2021
 7 
Sam Patch
(Stunt performer, Divers)
Sam Patch
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Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 13, 1829
 8 
Kassidy Cook
(Competitive diver)
Kassidy Cook
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Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States
 9 
Robert Emmet Odlum
(Diver, Swimmer)
Robert Emmet Odlum
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Birthdate: August 31, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ogdensburg, New York, United States
Died: May 19, 1885

Robert Emmet Odlum was an American lifeguard and swimming instructor. Odlum is credited with founding a swimming school called Natatorium in Washington, D.C. where he taught the children of many influential personalities. Robert Emmet Odlum is best remembered for jumping to his death from the Brooklyn Bridge; the jump was a planned gimmick to gain popularity.

 10 
Sammy Lee
(Physician)
Sammy Lee
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Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: December 2, 2016
 11 
Marjorie Gestring
(Competitive diver)
Marjorie Gestring
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Birthdate: November 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 20, 1992
 12 
Laura Wilkinson
(Competitive diver)
Laura Wilkinson
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Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 13 
Rick Charls
2
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
 14 
Michael Hixon
(Competitive diver)
Michael Hixon
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Birthdate: July 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
 15 
Nicholas Mevoli
(Competitive diver)
Nicholas Mevoli
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Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 2013
 16 
Frank Kurtz
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Birthdate: September 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: October 31, 1996
 17 
Troy Dumais
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Birthdate: January 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States

Born into a family of swimmers and divers, Troy Dumais was part of the Texas Longhorns and won the NCAA championship 7 times. The Olympic bronze medal winner now stays in Dallas and is training to be a chiropractic doctor. He also has 5 world championship medals in his kitty.

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Kristian Ipsen
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Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States
 19 
Bruce Kimball
(Competitive diver)
Bruce Kimball
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Birthdate: June 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
 20 
Jessica Parratto
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Birthdate: June 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dover, New Hampshire, United States
 21 
Dana Kunze
(Diver)
Dana Kunze
2
Birthdate: January 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
 22 
Abigail Johnston
(Competitive diver)
Abigail Johnston
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Birthdate: November 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States
 23 
Cynthia Potter
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Birthdate: August 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 24 
Maddie Musselman
(Water Polo Player)
Maddie Musselman
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Birthdate: June 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States
 25 
Lawrence Andreasen
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Birthdate: November 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: October 26, 1990
 26 
Mark Lenzi
(Diver)
Mark Lenzi
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Birthdate: July 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: April 9, 2012
 27 
Professor Splash
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Birthdate: March 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 28 
Nick McCrory
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Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
 29 
Pat McCormick
(Olympic athlete)
Pat McCormick
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Birthdate: May 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States
 30 
Luis Marden
(Photographer)
Luis Marden
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Birthdate: January 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 3, 2003
 31 
Sarah Bacon
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Birthdate: September 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Randy Dickison
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Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1996 AD
 33 
Sam Dorman
(Diver)
Sam Dorman
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Birthdate: August 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, United States
 34 
Jennifer Chandler
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Birthdate: June 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langdale, Alabama, United States
 35 
Brittany Viola
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Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
 36 
Katherine Rawls
(Swimmer, Diver)
Katherine Rawls
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Birthdate: June 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: April 8, 1982

Katherine Rawls was an American competitive diver and swimmer. Rawls achieved recognition during the 1930s when she was a national champion in several events. As a diver, she competed in the 1932 and 1936 Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1932 Olympics and a silver and bronze medal in 1936 Olympics 

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Donna Tobias
(Diver, Military personnel)
Donna Tobias
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Birthdate: May 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 2010
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Courtney Mathewson
(Water Polo Player)
Courtney Mathewson
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Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orange, California, United States
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Aileen Riggin
(American Swimmer, Diver and Olympic Champion in 'Springboard' Diving in 1920)
Aileen Riggin
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Birthdate: May 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 17, 2002

At 14, Aileen Riggin won a gold medal at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, where she was also the smallest competitor, weighing roughly 29 kg. Making her way through a male-dominated sports structure, she also became the first swimmer to win medals in both the swimming and diving events at the same Olympics.

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Mary Ellen Clark
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Birthdate: December 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
 41 
Kelly McCormick
(Competitive diver)
Kelly McCormick
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Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
 42 
Micki King
(Competitive diver)
Micki King
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Birthdate: July 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, United States
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Thomas Finchum
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Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
 44 
Luci Collins
(Gymnast)
Luci Collins
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Hal Haig Prieste
(Diver, Military personnel)
Hal Haig Prieste
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Birthdate: November 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: April 19, 2001
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Phil Boggs
(Olympic Athlete)
Phil Boggs
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Birthdate: December 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 4, 1990
Wendy Lucero-Schayes
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Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 48 
Bob Meistrell
(Businessperson, Diver)
Bob Meistrell
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Birthdate: July 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boonville, Missouri, United States
Died: June 16, 2013
 49 
Sam Hall
(Politician, Diver)
Sam Hall
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Birthdate: March 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: August 11, 2014
 50 
Laura Ryan
(Diver)
Laura Ryan
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Birthdate: July 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burnsville, Minnesota, United States