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Phil Boggs

Boggs spends a lot of time in the water as one of the world's best springboard divers during the 1970s. The Akron native won the 1971 NCAA championship and was a 3-time All-American at Florida State University. The kid they called Flip grew into the man who won the 1973, '75 and '78 world championships and finally, the biggest diving prize of all - an Olympic gold medal at Montreal in 1976. Boggs retired from competition diving in 1980 after amassing 35 International titles. He was inducted into the National Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1985. He died of cancer in 1990 at age 40.

Inducted 1985 | Diving