Gary MacDonald (swimmer)

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Gary MacDonald
Personal information
Full nameGary Wayne MacDonald
National teamCanada
Born (1953-12-15) December 15, 1953 (age 65)
Mission, British Columbia
College teamSimon Fraser University

Gary Wayne MacDonald (born December 15, 1953) is 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 twenty two years. He was an assistant coach with the Dalhousie University Tigers varsity swim club for 11 years. In September 2015, he became the Acadia University head coach for the Axemen and Axewomen varsity swim team.

The Gary MacDonald Park was recently opened in Mission, named after him.[citation needed]

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  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gary MacDonald". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13.