Olympic Gold Medalist 1968 Micki King & Kimball

1964 U.S. Olympic Diving Team with Head Coach Kimball
Kimball's first Olympic Champion Bob Webster pictured behind Kimball

Coach Kimball Resume Highlights

Olympic Coach –1964,1980, 1984, 1988, 1992

Coach of 5 Olympic Gold Medalists

Coach of 68 National Diving Champions

International Hall of Famer

University of Michigan Diving Coach 1960 – 2002

Coach of the Year – Multiple Years for Senior Diving & Age Group

NCAA Diving Champion in 1957 (1 & 3 Meter)
1963 World Champion - Professional Diving Championships

An Innovative Coach-First to implement training techniques used by Current Olympic Coaches around the world

Innovative Diver–First to perform several never before attempted dives

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Kimball - NCAA Diving Champion 1 & 3 Meter 1957

Dick Kimball was my diving coach at the University of Michigan from 1975-1979.  Kimball recruited me and has been a friend and mentor of mine since he "paid me a diving complement" at a Regional Diving Championships at the University of Wisconsin as a high school senior. 

Kimball is an incredibly kind, motivating and innovative diving coach.  He has changed so many individuals lives in such a positive way.  He is one of the most popular, successful and storied divers and diving coaches of all times.  Coach Kimball has conducted week long diving clinics and has been the honorary judge at the High Dive Champions diving meets annually since 2004.

As a tribute to Coach Kimball, High Dive Champions, holds the "Kimball Cup" age group diving championships every year.  The Kimball Cup is intended to help promote the spirit of Kimball, which I believe are:

Enjoying the challenge & the greatness of the sport of diving
Positively influencing others
Learning to overcome adversity
Learning the rewards of hard work and commitment
Enjoying the humor and "fun with others" in life's endevours

            Mike Darland
            Head Coach - High Dive Champions

2004-Mike & Madison Darland, Kimball

Dick Kimball
Olympic Coach & Diving Legend

International Hall of Fame Inductee - Plaque in Ft. Lauderdale Museum

Kimball & Madison Darland 2006 at the High Dive Champions Diving Meet

10-Meter Platform Clown Diving Show Team - Includes Kimball with sons Bruce(Olympic Silver) & Jimbo, daughter Vicki, Olympians Chris Seufert(Olympic Bronze), Cindy Shatto, NCAA Champion Matt Chelich,and other Kimball Divers...Mike Darland, Jim Black, Lee, Liz, Julie Bachman, and Ann McDivitt

Kimball - Considered the all time worlds greatest acrobatic diver

Kimball's 10-meter Platform Clown Diving Team - 1977
Kimball in Center with hat, Mike Darland on far right

2005 Kimball celebrates 70th Birthday at High Dive Champions Meet