Nancy Riach (deceased)

Date Of Birth: 01 January 1947

Discipline: Swimming (All strokes)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2010

NANCY RIACH was a member of Motherwell Amateur Swimming and Water Polo club and was described as the finest swimmer in the British Empire and excelled at all of the swimming strokes.

In 1945, Nancy held twenty-eight Scottish and British records, which is an amazing feat. In 1946, Nancy was British champion in the 100 yd, 220yd and 440 yds Freestyle. Sadly, however, at the age of twenty Nancy contracted polio and died after one of her races at the European Swimming championships in 1947 in Monte Carlo.  


World Youth Games
1947No InformationGold
European Championships, Monte Carlo
4x110m Freestyle RelayBronze