Gary MacDonald (swimmer)

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Gary MacDonald
Personal information
Full name Gary Wayne MacDonald
National team  Canada
Born (1953-12-15) December 15, 1953 (age 61)
Mission, British Columbia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Simon Fraser University

Gary Wayne MacDonald (born December 15, 1953) was a freestyle swimmer from Canada, who won a silver medal in the men's 4×100-metre medley relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He did so alongside Graham Smith, Clay Evans, and Stephen Pickell. Gary was the Canadian record holder in the 50-metre freestyle as well. He also won two silver medals in relay events at the 1975 Pan American Games.

MacDonald currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was the head coach of the Halifax Trojan Aquatic Club until his retirement in 2004; a position he had held for over twenty years. Presently, he works as an assistant coach with the Dalhousie University Tigers varsity swim club.

The Gary MacDonald Park was recently opened in Mission, named after him.

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