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James Heatly

Aquatics

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James Heatly
Aquatics

James took bronze in the 1m Springboard event at Gold Coast 2018, Scotland’s first Diving medal since James’s grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, won gold in the 10m Platform in 1958.

A World Junior Championships bronze medallist, James represented Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014 at age 17, finishing in the top 10 in both 1m and 3m Springboard. He went on to win gold in the 3m Springboard and silver in the Men’s 3m Synchro at the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015, also taking Mixed Synchro silver at the FINA World Series in London the same year.

He took multiple medals at both the 2017 and 2018 British Championships, recorded a top 10 finish at the 2017 World Championships and won bronze in Men’s 3m Synchro at the 2017 European Championships.

James’s grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, was an Olympian and won five Commonwealth Games medals including three gold in consecutive Games in the 1950s. In December 2017, James equalled his grandfather’s 27 Scottish National titles as he won gold in the 1m, 3m and 10m events.

  • Date of Birth 20/05/1997
  • Birth Place Winchester
  • Hometown Edinburgh
  • Lives Edinburgh
  • Coach Jen Leeming
  • Club Edinburgh Diving Club
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2014, 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Family Guy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars

  • I eat...

    Mum’s Spaghetti Bolognese!

  • I listen to...

    A lot of songs

Career Highlights

5 th
Gold Coast 2018
3m Springboard - Men
5 th
Gold Coast 2018
10m Springboard - Men
3 rd
Gold Coast 2018
1m Springboard - Men
3 rd
2018 British Championships
Men's 10m Synchro
1 st
2018 British Championships
Men's 3m Synchro
3 rd
2018 British Championships
1m Springboard
3 rd
2018 British Championships
3m Springboard
1 st
2017 British Championships
Men's 10m Synchro
3 rd
2017 British Championships
3m Springboard
3 rd
2017 British Championships
Men's 3m Synchro
3 rd
2017 European Championships
Men's 3m Synchro
9 th
2017 European Championships
3m Springboard
9 th
2017 World Championships
1m Springboard
2 nd
2015 FINA World Series, London
Mixed 3m Synchro
3 rd
2015 European Games
1m Springboard
1 st
2015 European Games
3m Springboard
3 rd
2015 European Games
Men's 3m Synchro
8 th
Glasgow 2014
3m Springboard - Men
9 th
Glasgow 2014
1m Springboard - Men
3 rd
2014 World Junior Championships
Men's 3m Synchro