George DiCarlo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Thomas•DiCarlo
Used nameGeorge•DiCarlo
Born13 July 1963 in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsArizona Wildcats, Tucson (USA)
NOC United States


George DiCarlo was a distance specialist from Colorado who competed collegiately at the University of Arizona. He was NCAA Champion indoors in the 500 yard freestyle in both 1983 and 1984. He was the top US 1,500 metre swimmer in 1982 at the World trials, placing sixth that year at the World Championships. In 1984 he came through for the gold medal in the 400 metre freestyle, adding a silver in the 1,500, after setting US records in both events at the US Olympic Trials. He and his family settled back in Colorado. DiCarlo later obtained a PharmD at the University of Florida and eventually became director of medical affairs of oncology for Merck, a pharmaceutical company. DiCarlo was inducted into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Colorado Swimming Hall of Fame in 2012.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA George DiCarlo
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver