Diving Athlete - Inducted 1968
Bill Patrick was an outstanding diver from 1953 to 1958. He represented Canada in both the 1954 and 1958 British Empire Games. He won a gold medal in the 1954 games in tower diving and a silver medal in the 1958 games in springboard diving. He also competed in diving competitions in the 1956 Olympic Games. Bill Patrick won ten Canadian championships between 1953 and 1958 in tower and springboard.
In 1972 Bill was inducted into the "Aquatic Hall of Fame of Canada" for diving. Competing for Canada was an honor and a challenge. Bill excelled in gymnastics. He won the YMCA Tri-Provincial All Round Gymnastics Championship in 1950. He competed for the Ohio State gymnastic team, specializing on the trampoline. Bill lettered in diving and in gymnastics at Ohio State University.
Bill returned to Calgary in 1959 and coached teams at Western Canada High School in football, basketball, track and field, and gymnastics. He coached eight City High School league Basketball Championship teams and in 1983 he was selected Senior High School Football Coach of the Year. As well, he taught and coached age-group swimming at the Calgary Glencoe Club for eight years. Bill Patrick retired from the Calgary Board of Education in 1989 as a high school administrator.
Bill Patrick was an outstanding Canadian diver from 1953 to 1958. He won five Canadian Championships in Tower Diving and five Canadian Championships in Three Meter Springboard Diving during this time. Bill represented Canada in the British Empire Games in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954 and in Cardiff, Wales in 1958. He won the Gold Medal for Tower Diving in 1954 and a Silver Medal for Springboard Diving in 1958. Bill was a member of the 1956 Canadian Olympic Team in Melbourne, Australia. He trained with Dr. George Athens in Kelowna before attending Fullerton Junior College in California and Ohio State University. In 1972, he was inducted into the “Aquatic Hall of Fame of Canada” for diving. Competing for Canada was an honour and a challenge. He won 10 Canadian Diving Titles during his career.
Bill excelled in gymnastics. He won the YMCA Tri-Provincial All-Round Gymnastics Championship in 1950. He competed for the Ohio State Gymnastic Team, specializing on the trampoline. Bill lettered in diving and in gymnastics at Ohio State University. Bill returned to Calgary in 1950 and coached football, basketball, track and field, and gymnastic teams at Western Canada High School. He earned a Lifetime Membership to the Alberta Teachers' Association.
Born: December 19, 1931 Passed away: June 22, 2016 at Calgary