James Livermore '65
Maplewood, N.J., product James Livermore became Grove City
College's first diving All-American in 1964, helping establish the proud
tradition of diving excellence that continues today at the College.
Grove City hosted the inaugural NCAA College Division Swimming and Diving Championships in 1964 and Livermore helped highlight the Wolverine effort by placing third in 1-meter diving and fifth in three-meter diving at the meet. His performance helped Grove City finish ninth at the national championships.
During his career, Livermore helped lead Grove City to a 40-5 dual-meet record, including a 12-0 record in 1961-62 as the Wolverines recorded the first undefeated season in program history.
Grove City captured the Penn-Ohio conference title in each of his four seasons. Individually, he won Penn-Ohio 1-meter diving crowns in 1962, 1964 and 1965. He ranked among the team's top scorers in each of those three seasons and earned a total of four varsity letters.
Upon graduation, Livermore owned College Pool and school dual-meet records in 3-meter diving and the Penn-Ohio 1-meter mark.
Livermore served as an elected member of the College's Athletic Council during his junior year and participated in the Varsity G club. The College inducted Livermore into its Men's Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1987. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics.
Following graduation, Livermore remained active in the sport as a coach, competitor and judge. He competed in the World Corporate Games as well as the United States Diving Outdoor Masters National Championships, recording numerous titles and top finishes.