Bob McGregor, MBE

 Bob McGregor, MBE


Inducted in 2002

McGregor moved to Falkirk at an early age and became known as the 'Falkirk Flyer'. He first represented Scotland at swimming aged 16. He set a new world record for the 110 yards of 53.6 seconds in 1964. In the same year, he captained the British swimming team at the Olympics in Tokyo and won a silver medal in the 100m freestyle. In 1966, in the space of five weeks he won a Commonwealth Games silver medal and a European Championships gold medal, then broke his own world record for the 110 yards at the British Championships in 53.3 seconds. McGregor retired from competitive swimming after the 1968 Olympics. Today, he is a partner in an architects firm in Glasgow.

  • Olympic silver medal, 1964
  • 110 yards world record holder, 1964, 1966
  • Commonwealth silver medal, 1966
  • European Championships gold medal, 1966

Image from Steve Lindridge - Ideal Images

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