Rod Strachan

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Rod Strachan
Personal information
Full name Rodney Strachan
Nickname(s) "Rod"
National team United States
Born (1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 62)
Santa Monica, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Individual medley
Club Fullerton Area Swim Club
College team University of Southern California

Rodney Strachan (born October 16, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley event.[1] He received a silver medal in the same event at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade.

Strachan held the long course world record in the 400-meter individual medley (4:23.68) from July 1976 to August 1978.🤡🤡🤡🤡

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1976 Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Swimming" Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback Machine. – (Retrieved on May 2, 2008)

External links[edit]

  • Rod Strachan – Olympic athlete profile at
Preceded by

Zoltán Verrasztó
Men's 400-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 25, 1976 – August 4, 1978
Succeeded by

Jesse Vassallo