Greg Louganis to Visit Hoosier Swimming and Diving Programs
April 7, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Four-time diving Olympic Gold Medalist and Olympic Hall of Fame member Greg Louganis will visit the Indiana University campus April 12-13 as part of the USA Diving Mentor Program.
Louganis will meet and work with current and former Indiana University divers over the two days, sharing his experience as a world-class diver and offering advice on the mental and physical aspects of diving.
On April 12, both the IU swimming and diving teams will attend a luncheon with Louganis where he will give a brief lecture entitled "Mental Preparation and Toughness: '88 Olympics Comeback and Gold Medal Win." Afterwards the student-athletes will have an opportunity to take part in a question and answer session with Louganis.
Regarded by most as the best diver in Olympic history, Louganis has a long and distinguished resume. In addition to his four gold medals he also earned a silver medal in the platform competition at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. He concluded his career with 47 national titles, six Pan-Am Games gold medals, four FINA World Cup gold medals, and five World Aquatics Championship titles. He was the 1985 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the top amateur athlete in the U.S., and is a member of the Miami Sports Hall of Fame and the San Diego Hall of Champions.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, the UC-Irvine graduate with a degree in theater is a best-selling author, actor and human rights advocate.
For more information on Louganis' visit to Bloomington, contact Melanie Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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