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USC Olympian & NCAA Champion Swimmer Rich McGeagh Dies At 77 From COVID Complications

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rich McGeagh, a 1964 Olympian and NCAA swim champion at USC, died Thursday at the age of 77 from COVID-19 complications, the university announced Friday.

A longtime resident of La Crescenta who worked as a real estate appraiser, he relocated to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, eight years ago.

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McGeagh was a three-time (1964-66) All-American at USC on teams that won the NCAA championship each year.

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, McGeagh swam the opening backstroke leg of the 400-meter medley relay for the U.S. in the preliminary heats but did not swim in the final that the Americans won.

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McGeagh is survived by his wife, Barbara, his son, Michael, daughter, Karin, and several grandchildren.

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