Ann Arbor News, May 12, 1984
JAZZ HARDWARE - Community High School musicians earned several bests at the School Jazz 2 Festival in Saginaw. From left: Erik Saran (outstanding soloist), Jim Kimball (front-best percussion), Geoff Estey (best guitar), Gwen Williams (best piano), Mike Grace (teacher-director), Mike Manley (coordinator of the festival from the Saginaw schools), and Ryan Claunch (best promising young musician). Claunch, who plays keyboards, wrote all the songs that Community High played in the event that attracted 300 musicians.
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Dick Kimball was born in 1935 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the Minnesota high school diving champion four years in a row, and he also excelled in gymnastics, trampoline, and cheerleading. At the University of Michigan, he was the NCAA springboard champion in 1957, and in 1963 he was the Professional World Diving champion. Kimball coached the University of Michigan diving team for 43 years, and several U.S. Olympic diving teams. He has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.
Dick Kimball was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.