The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has announced Sir Peter Heatly as part of its class of 2016.
Sir Peter, who passed away aged 91 in September, will be one of a group of 16 people from 11 different nations inducted during the ISHOF’s annual honours weekend in June next year in California.
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, he 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 the Glasgow 2014 Games when they returned to Scotland.
Sir Peter was a central figure on the Organising Committee of the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, serving as Chairman of CGS 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) and an inaugural inductee of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. He was awarded a CBE in 1971 and knighted in 1990.
“This is an exceptional class of honourees,” said Camillo Cametti, of Verona, Italy, Chairman of ISHOF’s International Selection Committee, “and one of the largest classes in recent years. This class also includes many stars well known in their own countries and around the world, and five pioneers, who have long been overlooked for their accomplishments. This is truly a great class and I want to personally congratulate all Honourees.”
The full list of inductees can be found here: http://ishofbreakingnews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/international-swimming-hall-of-fame.html