January 7th Proclaimed as Ron O’Brien Day


Yesterday, January 7th, 2020, was Proclaimed Ron O’Brien Day by the City of Fort Lauderdale City Commission.


Ron O’Brien was the Head Coach of the Fort Lauderdale Diving Team from 190-1996, ISHOF Honoree and an eight-time Olympic coach.

Commissioner Steve Glassman presented O’Brien with the proclamation, Monday evening at the City Commission meeting, making it Ron O’Brien Day.

O’Brien was recently inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, only the fifth Coach to ever be honored.

To read more about ISHOF Honor Coach Ron O’Brien, visit: https://ishof.org/ron-o-brien-(usa).html

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2 years ago

Congratulations Ron! What a great recognizion for your contributions to diving in Ft Lauderdale and the World. You and your divers were amazing and inspiring…..and I witnessed that over the years as I was competing for Sweden and for the Texas Longhorns in the 70's and 80's. What a great time in diving it was, with the beauty of both simple dives and acrobatic dives!
I too continued in our sport as a coach and still feel the magic it brings to people to learn to "fly with control" and journey in all the elements…taking off from land, into the air, then dive into the water and very much involving the spirit, which is our "fire". Conquering the elements is an interesing path indeed! Not an easy one…and takes lots of practice!
Few people reach the success you had in coaching. WELL DONE indeed!!

Warm greetings from Hawaii,
Anita Rossing

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