Name: Greg Louganis
Sport: Diving
Event(s): Three-meter, 10-meter
DOB: 1/29/1960
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Ana, Calif.
High School: Santa Ana High School (Santa Ana, Calif.); Valhalla High School (El Cajon, Calif.); Mission Viejo High School (Mission Viejo, California)
College: University of Miami; University of California, Irvine
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1976, 1984, 1988); five-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 silver)
  • Montreal 1976, silver (10-meter)
  • Los Angeles 1984, gold (three-meter, 10-meter)
  • Seoul 1988, gold (three-meter, 10-meter)
Personal: Was adopted by Peter and Frances Louganis at 9 months old...Was afraid of heights as a child…Learned to swim in the family pool...Started taking gymnastics at 4 years old and practiced trampoline moves into the pool...His talent for diving was recognized at age 11 by Olympic gold medalist Sammy Lee...Lee coached Louganis for the Olympic Games Montreal 1976...Participated in an off-Broadway drama about an HIV-positive dancer in 1993...Published his autobiography, “Breaking the Surface” in 1995...Married partner Johnny Chaillot in 2013…Returned to diving as a coach for SoCal Divers in 2011.