Margo Mountjoy

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Dr. Margo Mountjoy MD, CCFP, FCFP is a member of the FINA Sports Medicine Committee and the only female member of the FINA Bureau. She is also a member of the International Olympic Committee. She practices in the Department of Family Medicine at the McMaster University Medical School in Ontario Canada.

She is a contributor to the Science of Swimming Faster, co-edited by Scott Riewald and Scott Rodeo and published by Human Kinetics.

FINA Sports Medicine Committee

Dr. Margo Mountjoy is a FINA Bureau Liaison of the FINA Sports Medicine Committee, a group of physicians who advise FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) on medical issues, including hypothermia and hyperthermia. The first committee was formed in 1966 and, two years later, a Medical Committee under the name of International Sports Medicine Committee was established as the equivalent to a technical committee.


Zachary Firsov (URS, 1966-1984), Jose Antonio Merino (ESP, 1984-1992), Allan B. Richardson (USA, 1992-2000), David Gerrard (NZL, 2000-2001) and now Margo Mountjoy (CAN) have presided over this Committee.

The Hon. Secretaries have included E. Gebhardt (GDR, 1969-1972), H. N. Bleasdale (GBR, 1972-1976), A. J. Bert de Pape (CAN, 1976-1992), J. Malcom Cameron (GBR, 1992-2000), Margo Mountjoy (CAN, 2000-2001), Peter E. Snape (GBR, 2001- 2003) and, since 2003, Eide Luebs (GER).

Current Members

1. Dr. Cees-Rein Van Der Hoogenband, Chairman of the FINA Sports Medicine Committee
2. Dr. David Gerrard, Vice Chairman
3. Dr. Saul Marks, Honorary Secretary
4. Dr. Kevin Boyd, Member
5. Dr. Mouhamedou Diop, Member
6. Dr. Farhard Moradi Shahpar, Member
7. Dr. Jim Miller, Events Sub-Committee
8. Dr. Kyriakos Nanousis, Events Sub-Committee
9. Dr. Margo Mountjoy, FINA Bureau Liaison and IOC Member

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