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Honorees

Frederick M. Fox (USA)

2012 Honor Diver

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS (DIVER): 1990 FINA MASTERS WORLD

CHAMPIONSHIPS: silver (1m springboard), bronze (3m springboard);

1996 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5th (1m springboard);

1998 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4th (1m

springboard); 2002 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

gold (1m, 3m springboard); 2004 FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

silver (1m springboard), 4th (3m springboard); 2008

FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: bronze (1m springboard),

4th (3m springboard); 1985 WORLD MASTERS GAMES: silver

(1m, 3m springboard); 4th (10m platform); 1989 WORLD MASTERS

GAMES: bronze (1m springboard), 6th (3m springboard); 2002

WORLD MASTERS GAMES: bronze (1m springboard), 4th (3m

springboard); 2005 WORLD MASTERS GAMES: bronze (1m, 3m

springboard); 1988 PAN PACIFIC GAMES: silver (1m springboard);

4th (3m springboard); 1989 PAN PACIFIC GAMES: silver (1m platform);

bronze (3m springboard); 1991 PAN PACIFIC GAMES: gold

(1m platform); 1986, 1995 FINLAND INVITATIONAL: gold (1m, 3m

springboard); 2001 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS GAMES: gold (1m, 3m

springboard); 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 GREAT BRITAIN DIVING FEDERATION:

2 gold (1m, 3m springboard); 3 silver (1m springboard); 1 silver, 3 bronze (3m springboard);

2006 CZECH NATIONAL INVITATIONAL: silver (1m, 3m springboard); 1989-1991, 1993 CAN/AM: 3

gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze (1m, 3m, springboard); MAINTAINS THE ONLY HISTORY DOCUMENT OF MASTERS

DIVING INTERNATIONAL RESULTS.

 

Since 1975, his career as a pilot with American Airlines has afforded

Frederick Fox the opportunity to travel all over the world -

to enjoy and compete in Masters diving competitions, in more than

10 different nations.

 

Diving has been a part of Fred Fox’s life almost from the beginning

– or at least from the age three, when he first saw “older boys” diving

off the springboards and tower platforms at the Orchard Beach

Pool, in Rye, New York. He learned the basics of diving at summer

camp before joining the swimming team at White Plains High. In

the summer he trained with Yale’s diving coach, Phil Moriarty and

was good enough to be invited to dive in the AAU Senior Nationals,

at Yale University, in his junior and senior years. Personally

recruited to attend the University of Pennsylvania during a meet at

Kelly Pool in Philadelphia, Fred won the Eastern Intercollegiate three-meter title in 1959 and finished second to

Harvard’s Frank Gorman, a 1964 Olympian, in 1960.

Commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve after graduation, Fred’s focus shifted from diving to flying, but

he was never far from a board. While serving in the military in Japan, Fox says he “partially fulfilled a dream” by

diving in the newly completed pool at the site of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and working out with Dr. Sammy Lee,

who was coaching the South Korean team at the Olympic pool.

In Masters Diving, Fred has won 15 first places and 18 second places on the one meter springboard; 15 first places

and 20 second places on the three meter springboard; and three first places and nine second places on the ten meter

tower at the U.S. National Masters Diving Championships. He has competed in six FINA Masters World Championships,

beginning at the 1990 Championships, winning medals in most events he entered. He has contributed to

the sport as editor and publisher of the Masters Diving Newsletter; is the founder and current editor of the History

Document which is Masters diving’s only official record keeping of results around the world in the sport. He is a

certified USA Diving and FINA Masters Judge, judging at FINA Masters World Championships and World Masters

Games when he was injured and could not compete. All totaled, he has won 55 first places, 84 second places and

69 third places in competition, helping to judge in other age groups in many competitions.

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