Rodney Strachan (born October 16, 1955) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, where he received a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley event.[1] He received a silver medal in the same event at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade.

Rod Strachan
Personal information
Full nameRodney Strachan
National teamUnited States
Born (1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 64)
Santa Monica, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
StrokesIndividual medley
ClubFullerton Area Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Southern California

Strachan held the long course world record in the 400-meter individual medley (4:23.68) from July 1976 to August 1978.

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  1. ^ "1976 Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Swimming" Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback (Retrieved on May 2, 2008)

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Preceded by

Zoltán Verrasztó
Men's 400-meter individual medley
world record-holder (long course)

July 25, 1976 – August 4, 1978
Succeeded by

Jesse Vassallo