Davis was known for his fiercely competitive approach to swimming and was prone to outward displays of both excitement when victorious and anguish when defeated. Davis closed out his competitive career at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul as part of Canada's silver-medal-winning 4x100m medley relay team. He was one of the emotional leaders of Canada's swim team during his career. After announcing his retirement, Davis made public his plans to form a company dealing with pool safety and placement service for lifeguards. Unfortunately, his goals were never realized. Davis was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1989. Davis is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
Author JAMES MARSH Revised: FRANK COSENTINO
Links to Other Sites
Canadian Olympic Team
See profiles of your favourite Canadian Olympic athletes as well as results and reports from previous Olympic Games. Click on "About" for details on the Canadian Olympic School Program and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. From the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Canada's Sports Hall Of Fame
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame promotes Canada's extensive and colourful sport heritage. Check out their website for illustrated biographies of Canadian athletes.
1984 Los Angeles: Victor Davis
View a 1984 video clip in which Victor Davis talks about his training and preparation for the 1984 Olympics. From the CBC Digital Archives website.
A brief profile of Canadian champion swimmer Victor Davis from the Waterloo Public Library.
Victor: The Victor Davis Story
A brief summary of Victor Davis' many achievements in swimming competitions. From stepbystep.ca.
Hansard Transcripts: Victor Davis
See statements in tribute of Olympic swimmer Victor Davis that were offered by members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.