Clifford Barry

Clifford Barry

Quick Facts

Category: Coach
Name: Clifford Barry
Swimmer: Victor Davis


1984 Olympic Games, Los Angeles, United States: Assistant Coach
Coach for Victor Davis Gold Medalist 200m Breaststroke (WR)

Cliff Barry-Mike West-BIO

Clifford Barry was not a competitive swimmer, but a two-time Olympic water polo player for Canada at the 1972 & 1976 Games. He was a stand out on the team for many years, learning the importance of team discipline and quality training. He was known for a no-nonsense but sensitive coach.

Coaching Highlights

1982 World Championships – Assistant Coach Men’s Team
– Victor Davis: Gold 200 Breaststroke 2:14.77 (WR)
1983 Pan American Games – Men’s Head Coach
1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games – Assistant Coach
Victor Davis: Gold 200 Breast 2:13.34 (WR)
1986 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games – Head Men’s Coach
1988 Seoul Olympics – Coach
1989 Pan Pacific Championships, Tokyo – Assistant Coach
1991 Pan American Games, Havana Cuba – Head Coach


– Canadian Swimming Coach of the Year in 1982, 1984 & 1986