John MacLeod

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Lauchlin•MacLeod
Used nameJohn•MacLeod
Born21 February 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia (CAN)
Measurements195 cm / 93 kg
NOC Canada


John MacLeod was born in Halifax, but moved to Southern California in 1969. He had practiced swimming in both countries and then undertook a successful high school water polo career under the tutelage of Ron Crawford. In 1975 he contacted the Canadian Water Polo Association to try out for the national team, and was selected by coach Dezső Lemhényi to join the squad. His most notable appearance with the Canadians came at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where the nation won one and lost two of its round robin matches and was eliminated from the tournament, ranking ninth overall.

By career, MacLeod worked for many years in the restaurant and wine industries at the corporate level. In his sixties, he embarked upon a new venture, producing, researching, directing and financing an Olympian documentary series entitled “Beyond Bronze, Silver and Gold”.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) CAN John MacLeod
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Canada 9