Harry Taylor (swimmer)

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Harry Taylor
Personal information
Full name Harry Taylor
National team Canada
Born 1968
Edmonton, Alberta
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Edmonton Keyano Swim Club

Harry Taylor (born 1968) is a Canadian former international freestyle swimmer who competed for his native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

At the 1986 World Aquatics Championships, Taylor set a Canadian record in the 1500-metre freestyle.[2] He again set a Canadian record of 15:12.63 in January 1990.[3] That record was held until 2004 when it was bettered by Kurtis MacGillivary.[4]

At the 1988 Summer Olympics, Taylor competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 1500-metre freestyle, and finished nineteenth overall.[5]


  1. ^ "1988 Olympics - Seoul, South Korea". Swimming Canada. Archived from the original on March 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimmers honored". Edmonton Journal. 22 November 1986. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "MacGillvary best swimmer not to make Olympics". CambridgeTimes. May 4, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Quinlan, Paul (April 2, 2004). "2004 Telstra Australian Champs and Olympic Trials - Day 7 Finals". SwimmersWorld.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ta/harry-taylor-1.html at Sports Reference