Peter Heatly (deceased)

Date Of Birth: 09 June 1924

Discipline: Swimming (Diving)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2010

Sir PETER HEATLY was born in Leith, Edinburgh, is a retired Scottish diver and former Chairman if the Commonwealth Games Federation who began his career at Portobello Amateur Swimming Club, teaching the skills to himself, heavily dominated the diving circuit for 21 years and is a great achievement.

Peter was the East of Scotland Champion (1937-1939) and Scottish Champion (1946-1948) in Diving and represented Scotland around the world, winning British Empire and Commonwealth Games Gold medals for Scotland in the 3m springboard (1954) and 3m high board (1950 and 1958).

After retiring from Diving, Peter turned to a career in Sports Management and acted as Chairman of the Scottish Sports Council (1975-1987) and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation from 1982 to 1990, including the return of the games to Edinburgh in 1986.

Peter was awarded a CBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1990 for his services. The City of Edinburgh made him Deputy Lieutenant in 1984 alongside honary degrees from the University of Edinburgh (1992) and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (1994).   


British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Auckland, NZ
3m High boardGold
British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Vancouver, Canada
19543m SpringboardGold
British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Cardiff, Wales
19583m SpringboardGold