Famous American Divers

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 1 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
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Famous As: Diver
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 Jordan Windle

Jordan Windle
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Famous As: First diver of Cambodian descent to compete in the Olympics
Birthdate: November 13, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sihanoukville, Cambodia

 3 David Boudia

David Boudia
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States
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 4 Robert Emmet Odlum

Robert Emmet Odlum
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Famous As: Diver, Swimmer
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.

 5 Steele Johnson

Steele Johnson
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: June 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 6 Vicki Draves

Vicki Draves
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: December 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 11, 2010

 7 Jon Lindbergh

Jon Lindbergh
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Famous As: One of the world's earliest aquanauts in the 1960s
Birthdate: August 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 29, 2021
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 8 Sam Patch

Sam Patch
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Famous As: Stunt performer, Divers
Birthdate: 1799 AD
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: November 13, 1829

 9 Kassidy Cook

Kassidy Cook
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plantation, Florida, United States

 10 Sammy Lee

Sammy Lee
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: August 1, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: December 2, 2016

 11 Rick Charls

Rick Charls
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

 12 Nicholas Mevoli

Nicholas Mevoli
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 2013

 13 Marjorie Gestring

Marjorie Gestring
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: November 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 20, 1992

 14 Laura Wilkinson

Laura Wilkinson
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: November 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 15 Michael Hixon

Michael Hixon
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: July 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

 16 Troy Dumais

Troy Dumais
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Famous As: Diver
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.

 17 Frank Kurtz

Frank Kurtz
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: September 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: October 31, 1996

 18 Cynthia Potter

Cynthia Potter
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: August 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 19 Kristian Ipsen

Kristian Ipsen
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: October 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

 20 Bruce Kimball

Bruce Kimball
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: June 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

 21 Jessica Parratto

Jessica Parratto
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: June 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dover, New Hampshire, United States

 22 Dana Kunze

Dana Kunze
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States

 23 Abigail Johnston

Abigail Johnston
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: November 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States

 24 Professor Splash

Professor Splash
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: March 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 25 Maddie Musselman

Maddie Musselman
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Famous As: Water Polo Player
Birthdate: June 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States

 26 Mark Lenzi

Mark Lenzi
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: July 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Died: April 9, 2012

 27 Lawrence Andreasen

Lawrence Andreasen
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: November 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: October 26, 1990

 28 Nick McCrory

Nick McCrory
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: August 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

 29 Pat McCormick

Pat McCormick
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: May 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seal Beach, California, United States

 30 Luis Marden

Luis Marden
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: January 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 3, 2003

 31 Sarah Bacon

Sarah Bacon
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: September 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 32 Randy Dickison

Randy Dickison
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1996 AD

 33 Sam Dorman

Sam Dorman
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: August 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, United States

 34 Thomas Finchum

Thomas Finchum
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: December 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

 35 Micki King

Micki King
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: July 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, United States

 36 Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: June 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langdale, Alabama, United States

 37 Katherine Rawls

Katherine Rawls
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Famous As: Swimmer, Diver
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 

 38 Brittany Viola

Brittany Viola
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: April 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 39 Donna Tobias

Donna Tobias
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Famous As: Diver, Military personnel
Birthdate: May 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 2010

 40 Courtney Mathewson

Courtney Mathewson
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Famous As: Water Polo Player
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Orange, California, United States

 41 Luci Collins

Luci Collins
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 42 Aileen Riggin

Aileen Riggin
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Famous As: Swimmer
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.

 43 Mary Ellen Clark

Mary Ellen Clark
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: December 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States

 44 Kelly McCormick

Kelly McCormick
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Famous As: Competitive diver
Birthdate: February 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States

 45 Hal Haig Prieste

Hal Haig Prieste
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Famous As: Diver, Military personnel
Birthdate: November 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: April 19, 2001

 46 Wendy Lucero-Schayes

Wendy Lucero-Schayes
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: June 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 47 Phil Boggs

Phil Boggs
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: December 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 4, 1990

 48 Bob Meistrell

Bob Meistrell
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Famous As: Businessperson, Diver
Birthdate: July 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boonville, Missouri, United States
Died: June 16, 2013

 49 Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan
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Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: July 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burnsville, Minnesota, United States

 50 Sam Hall

Sam Hall
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Famous As: Politician, Diver
Birthdate: March 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: August 11, 2014