Sir Peter Heatly, CBE

Sir Peter Heatly, CBE


Inducted in 2002

Heatly was a diver for Portobello Amateur Swimming Club. He represented Scotland and Great Britain in competitions around the world, dominating diving in Scotland for twenty-one years. He was the East of Scotland Diving Champion from 1937 - 1939 and the Scottish Diving Champion from 1946 - 1958. He was also Scottish Freestyle swimming champion and record holder over several distances between 1942 - 1946. Heatly, a self-taught diver, won Commonwealth Games gold medals for ten metre highboard diving in 1950 and 1958 and a gold for three metre springboard diving in 1954. He became chairman of the International Diving Committee and also chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation from 1982 to 1990.

  • Scottish Diving Champion, 1946 - 1958
  • Commonwealth gold medals, 10 metre highboard, 1950, 1958
  • Commonwealth gold medal, 3 metre springboard, 1954

 Image from Steve Lindridge - Ideal Images

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