Gilbert, Rick

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Gilbert, Rick Gender: M
Richard Walter Gilbert
born on 23 September 1943 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 40n02, 76w18
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°20' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°45 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°33'

Rick Gilbert
photo: Rick Gilbert, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American diver and coach who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics for the 10-metre platform. While in Mexico City awaiting the start of the Games, he sprained his ankle, but still managed to place 17th.

He won two World University (FISU) Games Gold Medals, was Silver Medalist on 3 metre in the 1963 Pan American Games and amassed five Big Ten and seven national titles while at Indiana University. He was a six-time NCAA All-American and four-time AAU All-American and won one NCAA and six national AAU titles.

Gilbert was on the 1968 United States Olympic Team that competed in Mexico City. After Mexico City, he became coach of diving at Cornell University where he coached 39 years until his retirement in 2007. Gilbert was named Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Women’s Diving Coach of the Year in 1991, 1992 and 1993 and Men’s Diving Coach of the Year in 1984. He was Chairman of the NCAA Diving Rules Sub-Committee from 1976 to 1980.

He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1973, the Indiana University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997, and into the Pennsylvania Aquatics Hall of Fame in 2019.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, Daily Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 24 Sept 1943, page 2, born at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Sprained ankle)
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Diving)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Swimming and diving coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Medals
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympic competitor)