Byron MacDonald is the current head coach for the Varsity Blues swimming program. Coach Byron has been at this post since the 1978-79 swim season. Byron MacDonald plans to continue coaching until at least 2024 and is currently one of Canada’s most decorated university coaches. Coach Byron has coached over 200 swimmers to all-Canadian status and over 70 swimmers to international teams. Coach Byron has guided his teams to 56 conference championships and 24 national championship titles. Not to mention Byron has also been named swimming coach of the year 39 times. Coach MacDonald was also a former national team member himself, he ranked top 10 in the world for five years in the 1970’s and won several gold medals, including two golds at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.
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