Charles Hickcox (USA)
Honor Swimmer (1976)
FOR THE RECORD: OLYMPIC GAMES: 1968 gold (200m, 400m individual medley; 4x100m medley relay), silver 100m backstroke); PAN AMERICAN GAMES: 2 gold; WORLD RECORDS: 8; NATIONAL AAU CHAMPIONSHIPS: 9; NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: 7; “World Swimmer of the Year”: 1968.
Charlie Hickcox’s three golds and a silver in the 1968 Olympics tied Sharon Stouder for the second highest medal harvest in a single Olympic Games up to that time (Donald Schollander led with 4 in 1964). Hickcox led Indiana to 3 NCAA team titles (1967-68-69) causing his Hall of Fame coach “Doc” Counsilman to comment, “Coaching is a pleasure and it sure is easier when Charlie is your captain.” Charlie Hickcox was named “World Swimmer of the Year” in 1968. Today he is a successful coach and TV color commentator.