Robert McGregor

Date Of Birth: 03 April 1944
Place Of Birth: Falkirk, Scotland

Discipline: Swimming (Freestyle)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2010

ROBERT MCGREGOR (also known as Bobby) was nicknamed the ‘Falkirk Flyer’ and swam mainly during the 1960s. McGregor had a good bloodline calling him towards a career in the water. His father David was a leading member of the water polo team which travelled to Berlin in 1936 - the only Scotsman in the squad.

McGregor's first international call-up came when he was 16 representing his country against Wales and Ireland. A charging swim brought him another 100-yard championship, only just missing the national junior record held by fellow Scot, Ian Black.

At the 1964 Olympics, held in Tokyo, Japan, McGregor won a Silver medal in the 110 yard Freestyle. He also competed in the 1962 and 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games gaining Silver medals on both occasions in the 110 Yard Freestyle. 

In 1966 at the European Championships held in Utrecht, Netherlands, Bobby gained a Gold medal which resulted in him receiving an MBE for services to swimming in the New Year honours list. Bobby now works as an architect in Glasgow and lives in Helensburgh with his wife and family.


Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan
1964100m FreestyleSilver
European Championships, Utrecht, Netherlands
1966100m Freestyle Gold
European Championships, Leipzig, East Germany
19624x100m Freestyle RelaySilver
British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Kingston, Jamaica
1966110yd FreestyleSilver