||16 February 1971
||15 October 1997
John Merricks (16 February 1971 – 15 October 1997) was an English sailor. He represented Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he received the silver medal in the 470 class along with his sailing partner, Ian Walker.
At the 1996 470-European-Sailing-Championship he won the silver medal together with his partner Ian Walker.
Merricks died in a car accident in Italy on October 15, 1997. Both he and Ian Walker were passengers in a minivan when the driver lost control. A lake at Watermead Park is named after him.