Born in Winnipeg, Canadian swimming legend, Ron Jacks’ sensational swimming career spans over 60 years – one that began as a kid swimming at the Vancouver YMCA and went on to include 14 Olympics either as a competitor or coach. He set seven Canadian records between 1965 and 1972, plus won Commonwealth and Pan American Games medals swimming freestyle and butterfly. Jacks represented Canada at three Olympics (Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968, Munich 1972). He was part of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay that finished fourth in Mexico City. Among his many accomplishments, Jacks has coached athletes to medals at the Olympics, Paralympics and open-water events.