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Ronald Severa

Full name: Ronald Duane Severa
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 13, 1936 in Munden, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: Lynwood Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Ronald Severa played at Compton College and Southern Cal. He played club water polo for Lynwood Swim Club, City of Commerce Swim Club, and Downey Athletic Club. In addition to competing at two Olympics, Severa won a gold medal at the 1959 Pan American Games, and a silver at the 1963 Pan Ams. He played on two AAU champions, in 1961 indoors with City of Commerce, and in 1962 with Lynwood SC. Severa was an AAU All-American in 1960-63. He later became water polo coach at Southern Cal from 1964-76, and then was assistant coach from 1976-79. Severa was inducted into the US Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1977.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 5
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo Men's Water Polo United States USA 7

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Final Round Match #7 2 1956-12-05 URS 3, USA 1
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1956-11-28 USA 5, GBR 3
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 2 1956-11-30 HUN 6, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #2 2 1960-08-31 YUG 6, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group B Match #3 1 1960-09-01 USA 7, NED 6 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1960-09-02 GER 4, USA 3 2
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 2 1960-09-03 ROU 6, USA 4 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #2 2 1960-08-26 HUN 7, USA 2 0
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #3 1 1960-08-27 USA 10, FRA 4 2
1960 Summer 24 Roma Water Polo United States USA Group D Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 5, BEL 2 0
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