Richard Quick Will Be Missed

Last night I heard that Richard Quick past away due to brain cancer. For those who don’t follow swimming, the name may not ring a bell right away. Some of the swimmers he coached you will recognize though. Names like Rowdy Gaines, Darra Torres, Summer Sanders, Jenny Thompson and Misty Hyman are just the tip of the iceburg. In short, he won 12 NCAA titles¬†and was a 6 time Olympic coach. He will be remembered as one of the greatest in the sport of swimming. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.


You can read more about his accomplishments here.

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  • I just stumbled upon this article. Very sad news despite me being 5 years late when I found this out. I’ve been watching Mr. Quick & Shelley’s swimming DVDs since a few months ago. I never realized he’s passed. I thought he was still alive & coaching as of 2014.

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