Ann Ross was born on November 28, and between 1940 and 1944 she was unquestionably the Queen of American Springboard Diving, winning 9 US AAU national titles, when USA diving was number one in the world. In 1923, Anne graduated from Port Washington High School as valedictorian. She received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College in N.Y., and a master's in physical education from Wellesley College in Mass. She was the author of the book, Teaching Springboard Diving, and dozens of articles, a lecturer and teacher in five colleges and universities in the USA and in South Africa at the university of Stellenbosch from 1952 - 1954. She has conducted workshops and clinics in 116 different cities in synchronized swimming as well as in her first love springboard diving.
Ann Ross demonstrating at Umtali in Rhodesia in 1954.