Rick DeMont

Rick DeMont

During his swimming career in the 1970s, San Rafael-born Rick DeMont established world records in the 1500-meter freestyle, the 400-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. He won the 400-meter freestyle in the 1972 Olympics, but his gold medal was...read more
Summer Sanders

Summer Sanders

In her two years at Stanford, Summer Sanders won NCAA swimming championships in the six events she entered and was a member of four winning relay teams. She was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year in 1991 and ’92. She set two American and three NCAA records and led...read more
George Haines

George Haines

George Haines served as the coach of the United States Olympic swim teams seven times over a 38-year coaching span—1960, ’64, ’68, ’72, ’76, ’80 and ’84. His swimmers won a total of 44 Gold, 14 Silver and 10 Bronze Olympic medals....read more
Mary T. Meagher Plant

Mary T. Meagher Plant

Mary Meagher was called “Madam Butterfly” during her spectacular reign in women’s swimming at the University of California, Berkeley. At Cal, starting in 1982, she dominated NCAA Championships by winning six titles. A member of three U.S. Olympic...read more
Pablo Morales

Pablo Morales

Pablo Morales won a relay Gold and two Silvers in the 1984 Olympics, but his dream of individual victory drove him to a comeback in 1992 at the advanced swimming age of 27. As captain of the ’92 U.S. team, he won that individual Gold in the 100 meter butterfly...read more
Matt Biondi

Matt Biondi

Matt Biondi’s freestyle swimming brilliance in three Olympics, spaced over eight years (1984-88, 1998-92), brought him and the United States 11 medals: eight gold, two silver, one bronze. The University of California graduate set 12 world records and nine individual...read more