John Ryan (swimmer)

John Ryan (swimmer)

John Ryan
Personal information
Full name John Sydney Ryan
National team  Australia
Born (1944-02-23) 23 February 1944
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

John Sydney Ryan (born 23 February 1944) is an Australian former sprint freestyle swimmer of the 1960s, who won a bronze medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The Victorian combined with Bob Windle, David Dickson and Peter Doak to win silver in the 4×100 m medley relay, behind the United States and German teams, the first time this event had been contested at the Olympics. He also made the semifinals of the 100-metre freestyle. Ryan later took gold in the 4×110-yard freestyle relay at the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica, and finished fourth in the 110-yard freestyle event.

See also


  • Andrews, Malcolm (2000). Australia at the Olympic Games. Sydney, New South Wales: