American swimmer who won seven gold medals in the 1972 Munich Olympics, which has only been surpassed by Michael Phelps.
He held 17 national age group records by the time he was 10 years old.
From 1968 to 1972, he set 33 world records.
He had two sons, Matthew and Justin, with his wife Suzy whom he married in May 1973.
Larry Buster Crabbe was also a famous California-born Olympic level swimmer.