John Ryan (swimmer)

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John Ryan
Personal information
Full name John Sydney Ryan
Nationality  Australia
Born (1944-02-23) 23 February 1944 (age 70)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

John Sydney Ryan (born 23 February 1944) was an Australian sprint freestyle swimmer of the 1960s, who won a bronze medal in the 4x100 m freestyle relay at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

The Victorian combined with Bob Windle, David Dickson and Peter Doak to win silver in the 4x100 m medley relay, behind the United States and Germany, the first time this event had been contested at the Olympics. He also made the semifinals of the 100 m freestyle. Ryan later took gold in the 4x110 yd freestyle relay at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica and finished fourth in the corresponding individual event.