Name: Pat McCormick
Sport: Diving
Event(s): Three-meter, 10-meter
DOB: 5/12/1930
Birthplace: Seal Beach, Calif.
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Woodrow Wilson Classical High School (Long Beach, Calif.)
College: Long Beach City College; California State University, Long Beach
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1952, 1956); four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds)
  • Helsinki 1952, gold (three-meter, 10-meter)
  • Melbourne 1956, gold (three-meter, 10-meter)
Personal: Would practice diving off the Los Alamitos Bridge...Often would perform dives that were outlawed for women in international competition until 1952...Was seen springing on a diving board by an official of the Los Angeles Athletic Club as a teenager and was invited to a tryout with the team...Worked as a model for Catalina swimsuits after the Olympic Games and did diving tours...Husband, John, was the Amateur Athletic Union champion in the 10-meter in 1950 and 1951...Earned her bachelor's degree, as well as a nursing degree...Mother to two children, Tim and Kelly...McCormick and her daughter are the only American mother and daughter to have both won Olympic medals...Founded the Pat McCormick Educational Foundation.