John Monckton

Australian swimmer
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Monckton in 1960

John James Monckton (28 October 1937 – 29 June 2017)[1] was an Australian backstroke swimmer. He won a silver medal in the 100-metre event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Although he set multiple world records, he never won an Olympic gold medal.[2] He was born in Armidale, New South Wales.

Monckton was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.[3]

Monckton died in Nambucca Heads, New South Wales on 29 June 2017 at the age of 79.


  1. "Vale John Monckton esteemed @SportAusHoF Member (Swimming) who passed away peacefully today aged 79". Sport Australia Hal;l of Fame twitter. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  2. John Monckton Archived 21 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "John Monckton". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 November 2013.