~By Brian Davis
Richard Quick, an icon in the swimming world who grew up in Dallas and became the most successful coach in collegiate swimming, died late Wednesday in Austin after a six-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 66.
A Highland Park graduate, Quick helped start the SMU women's swimming program and captured 12 NCAA titles as the head coach at Texas and Stanford. He also led the Auburn men's program to an NCAA title last year.
Doctors discovered the tumor last December. Soon after, the Richard Quick Endowment was established by Swim Across America to help raise money and awareness for cancer research.