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Richard Foster
Richard  Foster

Last College:
USWP

Position:
Contributor

Induction Year:
1998


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1998

Club: Phillips - 1966

College: Long Beach State Univ. (BA 1975), Long Beach City College, Loyola Law School LA (SD 1981), University of So. Cal (MPA 1977)

High School: Woodrow Wilson Long Beach HS

Playing Record: HS 1967 - 1969, College LBCC 69-71, LBSC 71-75 Club 67 - 71

Participation:

  • State Jr. College Champions 1970
  • NCAA Championship Team 1972 (fourth)
  • AAU Senior/Junior Outdoor Jr. Nat'l Championships for Phillips 66 Club 1967-71
  • USWP Legal Committee 1982-90 and General Counsel for USWP Inc.
  • President, USWP 1990-96 (only 3-term President of USWP)
  • Instrumental in developing Women's Olympic movement accepted as an Olympic sport to start in the Olympic Games in Australia in the year 2000
  • USWP Foundation President 1996-97 - Managing 1.6 million dollar endowment fund created from profits from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles
  • USWP board member 1981-97
  • US delegate to FINA - Congress meeting in Atlanta '96, Rome '94, Berlin 1996 (extraordinary)
  • Lecturer - International seminar FINA - Rome 1993
  • USOC board member 1991-96
  • National Governing Body council member 1992-1996
  • USAS board member 1990-96 (US Aquatic sports)
  • Orange County sports celebrities board member 1995-present
  • President Long Beach Century Club 1989-90. Member 1985-present
  • VISTA volunteer in Copper Center Alaska 1975-76
  • Federal poverty program as grant writer and operation consultant for Indian tribe
  • Capitol Classroom Co. founder and President of non-profit study in Washington D.C. for Long Beach area HS students
  • Forty-Niners Athletic Foundation - fundraiser for LBSU athletic department. Board member 1986-present, VP 1989-90
  • Established endowment fund for varsity w/p team. Co-founder and VP of varsity football boosters club LBSU

Honors:

  • Captain LBSU w/p team 1972
  • All City - All League in high school (Wilson HS)
  • Dale Hopper Memorial Award - HS
  • All Metropolitan Conference Award 1970
  • Loyola Law School - LA, CA (JD-1981) Dean's Honor List

Personal:

  • Married with 3 sons and 1 daughter
  • Partner - law firm of Paone, Callahan, McHolm and Wiltonin, Irvine CA
  • Coach Little League Baseball and an avid skier and swimmer
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