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Peter Heatly

Aquatics

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Peter Heatly
Aquatics

Representing Great Britain at the 1948 London Olympics and winning five Commonwealth Games medals for Scotland, including three gold, in Diving between 1950 and 1958, Sir Peter Heatly had a distinguished career as an athlete culminating in his role as Scotland Team Captain at the 1958 Games.

In a lifelong association with Scotland’s Commonwealth Games team, he went on to fill roles from Team Manager to Chef de Mission, attending every Games from 1950 through to Glasgow 2014.

Sir Peter was a central figure on the Organising Committee of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, serving as Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland and later of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Appointed a CGF Life Vice President, Sir Peter was also Chairman of the Scottish Sports Council (now sportscotland. He was knighted in 1990, before being inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2016.

  • Date of Birth 09/06/1924
  • Birth Place Edinburgh
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 1950, 1954, 1958

Did You Know?

  • Sir Peter's grandson, James Heatly, won Scotland's first Commonwealth Games Diving medal for 60 years with bronze in the 1m Springboard at Gold Coast 2018

Career Highlights

1 st
Cardiff 1958
10m Platform - Men
1 st
Vancouver 1954
1m Springboard - Men
3 rd
Vancouver 1954
10m Platform - Men
3 rd
European Aquatics Championships
10m Platform
2 nd
Auckland 1950
1m Springboard - Men
1 st
Auckland 1950
10m Platform - Men