Bob Clotworthy

American diver and coach (1931–2018)

Robert Lynn "Bob" Clotworthy (May 8, 1931 – June 1, 2018) was an American diver. He competed in the 3 m springboard at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a bronze and a gold medal. He also won two medals at the 1955 Pan American Games.[2] In 1980 he was added into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]

Bob Clotworthy
Clotworthy at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameRobert Lynn Clotworthy[1]
Born(1931-05-08)May 8, 1931
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.[1]
DiedJune 1, 2018(2018-06-01) (aged 87)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)[1]
ClubNew York Athletic Club[1]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne 3 m springboard
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki 3 m springboard
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Mexico City 3 m springboard
Silver medal – second place 1955 Mexico City 10 m platform

Clotworthy died on June 1, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 87.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bob Clotworthy Archived 2012-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Clotworthy, Robert "Bob" Lynn. "Diving". Archived from the original on 2002-02-23. Retrieved 2009-02-19. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. ROBERT CLOTWORTHY (USA) Archived 2017-10-28 at the Wayback Machine. International Swimming Hall of Fame
  4. Olympic Diving Champion Bob Clotworthy Passes Away at 87

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