Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:59am
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.
Ann Arbor News, September 17, 1954
SOMETHING THE HOSPITAL DIDN'T HAVE: Two-year-old Bobby Snyder has found a new and unexpected friend in this collie at his new home with Mr. and Mrs. Orval Murray at 414 Westwood Ave. A polio patient at the University Hospital for almost his entire life, Bobby, a ward of the Hillsdale county probate court, became a member of the Murray household yesterday.