Charles Buchanan Hickcox was an American competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion and former world record-holder in six events. The peak of Hickcox’s swimming career occurred between 1967 and 1968 when he set eight world records in the space of sixteen months.
Hickcox received four medals (three gold and one silver) at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He won gold medals in both the 200-meter and 400-meter individual medley events (setting an Olympic record in the 200-meter), and another gold as a member of the world record-setting U.S. team in the men’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay. He also added a silver medal in the men’s 100-meter backstroke.