Jack Wardrop

(B.1932)
Swimming
Inducted in 2004

First learning to swim at Motherwell Baths, Jack Wardrop wasted little time making his presence felt on the competitive arena, setting a number of new Scottish swimming records by his early teens. In 1949 he won four titles at the Scottish Championships; in 1950, three British titles – making him the first male swimmer ever to win three such titles at one meeting. By the end of 1952, Wardop held a total of 32 records and five British titles. Then, in 1954, came Commonwealth medal success when he won silver and bronze medals, and set a new world record in the 220 yards freestyle.

Jack Wardrop