Scottish Swimming would like to celebrate the achievements made by Scottish competitors in Aquatics events by inducting them in to the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame.
Aquatics describes a number of water sports including swimming, diving, synchro, open water, masters, disability swimming and water polo and Scottish Swimming would like to recognise athletes from all of these disciplines. Swimming has been an Olympic sport since the first modern Games in 1896, and women first began competing in 1912. There are now thirty two events, sixteen each for men and women.
Water Polo became an Olympic sport in 1900. The first rules of Water Polo were written by a Scot, William Wilson, in 1887 and it became an olympic sport in 1900. Please see our History page for more information.
The First Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame event was held at the Glasgow Science Centre on the 10th September 2010, where the 16 nominees were inducted. Scottish Swimming have taken this move to identify the achievements made by Scottish Olympians as they feel it is important to recognise and support both previous Olympians, current Olympians and those who are progressing through our Swimmer Pathway , who may become Olympians in the future.
To see the criteria for who is eligible for the Scottish Swimming Hall of Fame please click here.