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Rick Colella

Full name: Richard Phillip "Rick" Colella, Jr.
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Brother of Lynn Colella.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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
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