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Olympics – 1952 Helsinki & 1956 Melbourne – Womens Diving – USA Pat McCormick


Patricia Joan “Pat” McCormick (born May 12, 1930 in Seal Beach, California) is a retired female diver from the United States….who won a total number of four gold medals by winning both diving events at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952 Helsinki and 1956 Melbourne).  As a child in the 1930s and 40’s she was notable for executing dives that were not allowed in competition for female divers (dives reputed to scare most men)….and for practicing off the Los Alamitos Bridge in Long Beach, California Harbor.  After the Olympics…McCormick did diving tours….and was a model for Catalina swimsuits. She served on the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics organizing committee….beginning a program called “Pat’s Champs”—a foundation to help motivate kids to dream big and to set practical ways to succeed.


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