Full name: Richard Phillip "Rick" Colella, Jr.
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: December 14, 1951 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Totem Lake Swim Club
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Brother of Lynn Colella.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Rick Colella graduated from the University of Washington and later competed for the Totem Lake SC. He won the 200m breaststroke at the 1971 Pan-Am Games and both the breaststroke events at the 1975 Pan-Ams. Colella also won three AAU titles, but his Olympic bronze fell short of the efforts of his sister, Lynn Colella, who brought home a silver in women’s swimming.
|1972 Summer||20||München||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||United States||USA||4|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Swimming||Men's 200 metres Breaststroke||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1972 Summer||20||München||Swimming||United States||Final||4||2:24.28|
|1972 Summer||20||München||Swimming||United States||Round One||Heat Four||1||QU||2:25.40|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Swimming||United States||Final||3||2:19.20|
|1976 Summer||24||Montréal||Swimming||United States||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU/OR||2:21.08|